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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000086.txt from 1994/05

Subj: Plated keys
Date: Wed, 4 May 1994 13:38:44 -0400

Speaking of plating...

I've heard several people tell me that my old Buffet Clarinet has SOLID silver
keys - not plated. I have been playing on it for about 5 years, and we bought
it used from a symphony player, so it's been played quite heavily. Yet I've
never re-plated the keys, nor did the previous owner. This might lead me to
believe that they are, indeed, solid silver.

My problem with the whole idea is that (a) solid silver would be horrnedously
expensive, and (b) they'd be awful soft, wouldn't they?

They have been buffed a couple of times. Does anybody have an explanation for

-- Scott McChesney

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