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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000028.txt from 1996/01

From: Michael D Moors - Alpena <mdmoors@-----.US>
Subj: Re: corks & pads
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 18:56:07 -0500


My repairman swears by the yellow color pads. They are treated to resist
water. As for the cork on the "speaker key", again it is to resist
water. Many people have their entire upper joint replaced with cork.

Mike Moors

On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Bill Fogle wrote:

> I recently obtained a new Selmer 10R with the most [to me] unusual yellow
> (colored) pads. The speaker key is corked. This set me to thinking about
> different pads and, also, about the corking/padding of the speaker key.
> In all of my reading, I have found precious little discussion of this. I
> have also acquired an early 70's B&W 1010 with different-looking brown
> pads (not brown from age) each with a small, darker, identical marking on
> them. I would be curious to know opinions/knowledge about the use of
> different pad materials and also about the value of corking a speaker
> key.

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