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Offline Lisa

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Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:02:26 PM »
Hi, I was wondering what others do with their mouthpieces, if they don't keep them in a case.  I was thinking of something along the lines of spools of thread rack, mounted on the wall.  The dowels could be wrapped with cork or wine corks cut down and drilled, something like that.  I'v got tons of wine corks from a friend who works at a restaurant.  I don't drink wine, yuk.
I'd be interested in what others are doing.  Lisa
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 02:05:59 PM »
The ones that aren't in cases are scattered all over my desk, which is probably not the best idea.

It might be less work than your idea to get an auger bit a little larger than the tenons and bore a long row or rows of holes in a section of 2x lumber. (Hey, I should have thought of that earlier!)
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 07:26:00 PM »
If you start marketing your mouthpiece display boards, remember who nudged you about it :0

I know what you mean, I've seen golf ball and shot glass racks like that.
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 03:15:39 PM »
I scored this little double sided display case for two dollars today at St. Vinnie's.  It was intended to contain some sort of medication, and it's perfect for mouthpieces!  The shelves are angled back slightly, so they aren't inclined to tumble  forward and it's on a lazy susan so I can turn it easily. It even came with the key to lock the plexiglass window that slides up.  I really lucked out today!
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 06:09:54 PM »
Splendid!
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 11:08:18 AM »
Cool case, Lisa!
Great price, too!
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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 03:16:09 PM »
Glad you found something, Lisa.  It looks nice.

Rovner has a set of 12 cones on a stand:

http://www.rovnerproducts.com/mouthpiece-manager

Usually, I see dowels, but a cone is better.

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Re: Displaying and storing mouthpieces
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 07:56:11 PM »
That stand is pretty cool, and it would be easy to sanitize.  That might be something to keep the special ones that get used a lot out on the work bench or desk.  It looks like itís spaced far enough apart to accommodate tenor saxophone, bass,  or other big mouthpieces too.  Duh, it says itís for all sizes of sax and clarinets if i would of just scrolled down a little further.
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