1. I’ll try that, Ofir. I’m pretty sure the problem arises in one of two places or both: the fused part of the mouthpiece receptacle and/or some breaks in the main seal (seal?). But I think it’s probably not worth fixing unless I can find a willing P-32 donor with matching reeds for a reed transplant.
2. Probably not. We take our inspiration from where we can find it.