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M/Pieces - Ligs Back again

Greywolf

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Well I have been away from the site for a long time but I'm back again now, and with a question. I have had my PPT mouthpiece for about 2 years now and I think it could do with a bit of a clean. I use vinegar on my brass pieces but don't want to attack the PPT without some guidance.

Also does anybody have any idea of the vinatge of my new Conn Tenor
serial number L11754

Most of the sites I've looked at don't list such a combination.
 

Greywolf

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Thanks I saw that list right after I had read that the "L" prefix referred to it being low A as in 440 cycles not 454 cycles. Clearly by 1968 the need for that would be way past.
 

milandro

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of course the best course of action is to get in touch with Edward Pillinger, the maker, Himself, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you being in the UK.

15 Sitwell Grove
Stanmore Middlesex
HA7 3NB
UK
tel: +44 (0)208 954 4058

however , toothbrush and toothpaste do miracles, in case you have managed through lack of maintenance to accumulate real hard calcium carbonate scales you could follow the advice given by Mr. Howard

http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Testing/Cleaning_mouthpieces.htm

the L in your serial number Doesn’t refer to the horn being L.P.(low pitch) though it is, but different letters are used as different prefixes in different eras of the CONN production.

http://drrick.com/conn.html

Although Conn didn’t make HP horns by 1968 other companies (namely some French and Bohemian ones) still sold them at least up to the ’70, I have found them among Dolnet, Couesnon and Amati
 
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