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Ok, just throwing this out there. I've been playing for over 15 years now and I'm just now beginning to understand the subtleties of mouthpieces. I've been very, very curious for the last 5 years as to the process and types of mouthpiece reface/repair/modificiations that are out there but have not had anyone readily accessible to teach me how to do it. Is anyone out there willing to take on a protege'? Does anyone have resources that I could read, watch, or study that could fill me in on the "basics?" I'm not looking to open www.justinsmouthpieces.com or compete with anyone...just be able to do whatever I want with a mouthpiece.

I'm willing to invest the money into buying the tools that I would need and obviously study any prescribed materials. What I really need is a place to start. If anyone has any insight...I'd be forever grateful.

I'm also really interested in working on horns and learning to do my own repads. I know several people have videos on saxophone repair. Has anyone watched these videos? Is there a really good one? My tenor needs a repad dearly and the last repad I had was many hundreds of dollars...

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A train, good lookin out on that ebay auction. I'll look into the MOJO thing too. I actually had him do a quote for a mouthpiece the other day. Maybe I'll get him to do the work on the mouthpiece and then ask him how he did it. I don't want him to give away too many secrets though
 

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Maybe I'll get him to do the work on the mouthpiece and then ask him how he did it. I don't want him to give away too many secrets though
That would be like asking Perlman how he plays Paganini after taking one violin lesson. He could talk all day...
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I do not keep many secrets. A lot of what I do has been posted on my site and the Yahoo site. This art can not evolve if we all keep secrets. But then there is the execution of the strategy...
 

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Carl H. --- Wouldn't you rather have asked Perlman that question though? Regardless of my level of comprehension (or thereof) people trying to figure it out are farther ahead than people who are satisfied by awe. I can learn theory...Mojo's right...execution of strategy is the key. I can only imagine how many mouthpieces you guys go through before learning how to execute properly.

Looks like justin's getting a new expensive hobby!!!
 
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