It's been a while since the upper end of my tenor has been addressed (had the lower end repaired last year after an accident almost devastated the horn) ... so it has been years (perhaps 20?)since the neck cork was replaced .. anyway, the neck cork has become quite condensed after having my one and only metal mouthpiece spend a few days on it ..
Well this has made for a somewhat sloppy fit for my HR meyer and Jumbo Java ..not to the point of leaking but not a good tight fit ... plan on seeing the repair man in about 2 weeks ... meantime, is there any way to re-expand the cork? Or do I just shim it out with paper for a few weeks?
BTW, there is a utube video where Gato must have had the same problem and he used paper to shim the cork out a bit during a performance at latin Quarter ... if it's good enough for Gato ...etc etc ..
Meanwhile, I will probably not be using this metal mouthpiece much anymore if it is going to have such adverse effect on the neck cork ..
thanks in advance