Distinguished Colorful Mouthpiece Designer
are very expensive... any idea on how to build our cheap owns?
I have used electrical tape before and have not had any problems or taste issues. Remember, peas smell bad and carbon monoxide is scentless.FujairahMan said:I have tried electrical tape. The adhesive on the tape is bitter. Who knows if that stuff is any good for you? Remember that electrical tape has never been meant to be put in the mouth, so the manufacturers could have put nasty things on it.
On the other hand, the rubber patch that I use does not have any taste. That's probably good.
I also think the patch is reasonably priced as it seems to last a long time. I practice about half an hour everyday, and the patch that I applied two months ago still looks in the same condition as the day I put it on. Just make sure that your mouthpiece is completely clean and dry before you apply the patch. Any bit of finger wax or dirt, and the adhesive on the patch won't hold as well.
They are? :? I haven't bought any in a long time, but when I was section leader in the marching band I'd keep a bunch in my case for anyone in my section who suddenly needed one. A couple of bucks, I think.Stan said:are very expensive... any idea on how to build our cheap owns?
It does seem a little high, but I wouldn't call it really expensive. I suppose you could use the electrical tape suggestion, but I personally wouldn't want to. But I'm also the weirdo who washes his mouthpiece after every time I play... The patches I've used have been rubber, however, and certain types of plastic "leech" so I'm fine to pay an extra buck or 2.Stan said:I paid 2 euro (about 2.60 $) one 1x2cm piece of plastic known as mouthpiece patch... if we speak in absolute terms it is cheap, I agree but if think it is only a 1 mm thick transparent plastic film it can not considered so cheap IMHO.
Ok! I will buy BG patches,aikisax said:Stan
I use the BG rubber one's. They are quite thick, at 0.8mm, but great when you get used to them. I play about 1 1/2hours a day and one patch has been on there for two years. I tried electrical tape but i have a wonky front tooth that results in only two points touching the mouthpiece. I wore through the tape in about two weeks. I also found that as the tape got warm and moist it moved as left sticky residue on the MP. They cost me £5 for a pack of six and i have used two in 2 years (one on alto, one on tenor)
BTW i love your wooden mouthpieces.
I already have patches of any size and color on my preferred mouthpieces. The problem is that they are not so easy to find where I live and the number of mouthpieces is also constantly increasing with time...MojoBari said:These patches are probably the least expensive item we can use in playing. They come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and clear/black. They last a long time. Just buy some.