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Bigdyno said:
Is there a trick to shaving the cork down? When I get used to this thing I'll try and post recordings of both mouthpieces for comparison. Thanks for all the input folks.
Wrap a few layers of masking or painters tape around the exposed neck at the end of the cork.

Cut a 6-8" long strip of fine sandpaper (#400ish) a little narrower than the cork

Wrap it around the cork and gently sand till you have a good fit, working around it to keep a fairly round profile. Try the piece for size frequently, it will sand down pretty easily and you dont want to go too far.

Use damp cloth for clean up and grease cork well.

Remove masking tape when done

If you dont use the masking tape you might butcher the finish on the neck if you slip.

Glad its working out for you:)
 

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Bigdyno said:
Is there a trick to shaving the cork down? When I get used to this thing I'll try and post recordings of both mouthpieces for comparison. Thanks for all the input folks.
I've seen my tech do that with very fine sandpaper : flip it around the cork and turn around gently to get an even result (he showed me).

edit : canadian was just a tiny little bit faster than I am...
 
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