Tweak, good to hear you managed to get your bub working. I hope that the crack is well sealed as apparently cracks can present health issues due to glass dust. It would be nice if it could be better fixed (welded?) by a blower. I'm not sure about the removable mouth piece either. It has its pros and cons. I too have a custom bent mp with female joint) that Mike was generous enough to throw in (as it was warped). I didn't find that it swivelled at all though I only used it a few times w/o a clip.