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Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby 58mark » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:22 pm

Yes, I know Anderson's is the best, I've used them before for a few different things, and they have always given me amazing quality at decent prices with a....slightly annoying turnaround time

So, with that being said, if I wanted to send a mouthpiece out for plating and wanting to try someplace different, where else is there that does a good job?
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby tubacorbin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:15 am

Have you checked out GoldChops? A quick search on google about them showed some good reviews on a trumpet forum.

http://www.goldchops.com/32.html
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby ValveSlide » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:57 am

tubacorbin wrote:Have you checked out GoldChops? A quick search on google about them showed some good reviews on a trumpet forum.

http://www.goldchops.com/32.html


GoldChops wrote:• Can you plate over Raw Brass?
Yes, however, it does not maintain its' finish as long as the plating over silver. I would recommend you have the silver plate added by Anderson Plating or some other company prior to having it trimmed in gold.
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby 58mark » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:20 am

Lol, wow
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby ValveSlide » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 am

He's smart to recommend them, sorta maybe. They are the industry standard and he probably knows his gold will stick to their silver.

The real question would be, why not just have AP do the whole job!?! :lol:
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby bloke » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:16 am

I've recently learned that gold maintains that super-bright (deep orange, if 24K) appearance longer if plated over nickel.

I do not, however, know how well the gold coheres to nickel plating.
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby bisontuba » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:21 am

ValveSlide wrote:He's smart to recommend them, sorta maybe. They are the industry standard and he probably knows his gold will stick to their silver.

The real question would be, why not just have AP do the whole job!?! :lol:


Big +1!! AP the best.
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby happyroman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:48 am

Dillon gold plated a mouthpiece for me last year for $50
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby tuben » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:52 pm

Rich Ita (when we spoke to each other), said he used a local firm here in the Atlanta metro for mouthpiece replating.
Might there be others around the country?
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby GC » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:36 pm

Tons and tons of local jewelers have contacts for replating, if they don't actually do it themselves.

Since 24K gold is so soft and scratches so easily, why don't most people use lower karat gold alloys for durability?
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Re: Mouthpiece plating (other than Anderson)

Postby Michael Bush » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:39 pm

This guy told me a few years ago he didn't see why a tuba mouthpiece would be any different from any other chunk of metal such as he plated all day every day. I ended up deciding the mouthpiece in question wasn't for me anyway, so I didn't try it. But on the face of it he seems to have a point. Not so much with valves or an instrument, but a mouthpiece? I would think it would be worth trying.

Even if you don't want to send it to him, there might well be someone like him local to you who might be worth giving a shot at it.
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