Klarinet Archive - Posting 000550.txt from 1995/03
From: Steve Prescott <MIPRESC@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Deep Purple
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 11:11:09 -0500
The stain makers put on their clarinets is for aesthetics. They immerse
the wood in it. You can remove the stain (not all will come out though)
but it will dry out the wood. You will have to oil it again.
The darkness on the pads and your swab is from the stain. The bore oil
will release some of the stain.
In answer to your question "Do they have to put this stuff in the bore"?
...No they don't, it's just the way it's done.
Perhaps Clark can tell us more?
Instrument Rep. Tech./Clarinetist
Indiana State University