CLARINO/AMARETTA can be washed by hand or in a machine using the delicate wash cycle at maximum of 86º F (30º C). However, recommendations for washing may vary due to combinations with different kinds of fabrics, linings or interlinings. CLARINO /AMARETTA is not suitable for bleaching, ironing and dry cleaning.
How do you properly clean a clarinet mouthpiece? Is there different ways to clean different mouthpieces if they're wood, plastic, or some other material? They say to dip it in soapy How do you clean a CLARINO? and then rinse it and wipe it off for plastic mouthpieces.
What does it mean when you smell a horrible smell from the mouthpiece? Keep your clarinet mouthpiece clean. Try to avoid gunk building up inside or around the mouthpiece. Gunk on the inside slimy or eventually hard will change the sound of the mouthpiece and often to the worse.
Whether the mouthpiece is plastic, hard rubber, crystal, or wood, always take care in cleaning it.
If you drop it on the floor or in the sink, it could chip and ruin it. Before you put water on the mouthpiece, put a nice coating of cork grease on the cork to protect it. Do not saturate the cork with water, otherwise, you will be heading to the instrument repair person to add a cork to your mouthpiece.
If washing it out in a sink, use only cold water.
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Hot water could warp a plastic, hard rubber, or wood mouthpiece. Take care in how you clean the inside of the mouthpiece out. Do not shove hard plastic or metal wire items into the mouthpiece to scrape off harden gunk or buildup.
These could damage the mouthpiece. I will often take a paper towel, fold it up, wet it, and then wipe the inside of the mouthpiece. Another possibility if you are not too aggressive, is to use a Q-tip with water. Using soap is okay to lightly scrub the mouthpiece. Also, you can use mouthwash to help eliminate germs. Get a dry paper towel and dry off the outside and inside of the mouthpiece. Make sure the cork is dry. Some old plastic or hard rubber mouthpieces will have an odor that might not go away with cleaning.
If you cannot stand the odor, shop for another mouthpiece. Honestly, I would steer clear of wooden mouthpiece made for the clarinet.
After all, you will blow into the instrument and condensation will build up. Water on wood usually makes wood swell up. I cannot imagine the original dimensions of your How do you clean a CLARINO?
mouthpiece the dimensions that made you choose the mouthpiece would be stable over time. However, take care in cleaning it with your clarinet swab. Some clarinet swabs are made with a bare metal weight on the end of the string. If you run the bare metal weight through your mouthpiece every single day, it will cause scratches and change the inside, chamber dimensions of the clarinet mouthpiece.
I would lightly run the weight through the mouthpiece, pull the string through, allow the cloth to get to the mouthpiece, and then rotate the cloth slightly.
Too much material will eventually get stuck. I would reverse the cloth, and put the clarinet away.