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My school's Selmer S80 C* bari mp has gotten a rather large crack on the shank from being put on a saxophone whose cork was too big for it. This mouthpiece is rather old (has weird color spots from oxidation, logo no longer visible). is there any way I can mend this crack so I am not stuck with buying the school a new mouthpiece? It is cracked all the way through.....:cry:
 

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Probably the best fix for you is to get a radiator hose clamp from an automotive parts store. Wrap it around it and tigten it up. Glue will probably not hold.
 

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That crack did not happen from the cork, The mouthpiece more than likely has been dropped, and the neck cork just helped reveal the crack.
 

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You shouldn't have to buy the school a new mouthpiece. If its not your fault the mouthpiece broke. Buy yourself a now S80 and keep the old one in the case.

Thats my suggestion.
 

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Those pieces are expensive new. You may find a used one floating around for less. I could probably repair yours with a graphite banding for $35, or fabricate a brass collar for the shank for $50. The rubber can be polished up to make the mouthpiece look like it was worth fixing:) .
 

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I don't exactly have any money to buy a new one to replace it or i would. I was just wondering if there was some little fix i could do to give the thing a few extra miles. Hopefully, when it does break i will have graduated..... Maybe rubber cement or something lol i dunno...and then clamp it?
 

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You could potentially get a used one. state a price range and you could probably figure something out. You should probably talk more to the moutphiece refacors about it though.


Good luck.
~Carbs
 

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YAY SAXOPHONE said:
I don't exactly have any money to buy a new one to replace it or i would. I was just wondering if there was some little fix i could do to give the thing a few extra miles...
This suggestion I posted will accomplish this.
 
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