M/Pieces - Ligs Its stuck!

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    jeremyjuicewah Well-Known Member

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    Like a n*b I left my PPT on the bari about a month ago. Just been serviced and I knew it was tight fit, was going to sand the cork, but I forgot. Exerting all my fine strength I cannot twist it a mm or shift it thou. If I soak it in warm water I am afraid the cork will swell and make matters worse.

    Ok, what next? Any ideas?
    Mike
     
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    Smack on head for being stupid?

    Jx
     
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    Put it in the freezer
     
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    I'm not sure how oxynite oxyonite err the green stone ones will react to subzero temperatures. It shouldnt hurt a metal one.

    Perhaps leave it submerged in some olive oil for a while.

    OR...If it's in the right place...leave it there. A bari crook isn't massive and shouldn't hinder reed maintenance. It'll save you rooting round in the case for two bits.
     
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    Just leave it, why would you ever need to take it off?
     
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    Take it for a swim in the Med!

    Where I come from, the Med is a cure for everything. My mother swims every morning from April to November in the Med (not miles, but a few hundred meters) and she's in rather good shape for an 83 years old woman! I wish I look like her o_O when I'm 83!
     
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    You want a sex change?:confused:
     
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    Thanks Jeanette, I really hadnt thought of that one. One smack on the head is worth a fouzand words. I will just be going in the other room and be getting on with that. There is a big nail in the wall in there, should do the job.

    As for why not leave it, hadnt thought of that, but, its only on the cork as far as I could push it. Didnt matter if it was in the right place at the time. Chances of it being spot on are absolutely nil because it was so tight I just gave it a push and a twist and got on with the practice.

    Dont see why the cold should hurt it, will probably try one of these cures. Let you know.
     
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    Come July mebbe, bit parky just now.
     
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    Yo man a sax change, right? :D
     
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    C'mon, you're almost 5° south of Toulon where my mom lives (Toulon) so you have no excuses (to loosen a tight mouthpiece)! :w00t:
     
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    Nemmind loosen a tight mpc, there are bits of me wot would fall clean orf in the sea just now.
     
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    Sounds like a winner. I'm fighting another tendonitis and the last thing I need is to make things worse with a stupid jam jar lid! :eek:

    I'm surprised no one mentioned snake oil yet! :rolleyes:
     
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    That's because it doesn't work on baris.
     
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    A thick pair of leather gloves is what I used to get the mouthpiece off my soprano, they give a better grip.
     
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    Never! I love you guys too much. But @Jeanette , that's low!

    We can sort it out...
     
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    Rubber washin up gloves often help....or an arrow puller (but I guess not every household has one of those! - and a Bari mouthpiece might be too big for one anyway!)
     

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