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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000035.txt from 1996/01

From: Henrik Faltstrom <edtfalt@-----.SE>
Subj: Re: corks & pads
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 03:59:45 -0500

Mike Moors wrote:

> Bill,
>
> 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

I used yellow Hermes pads when I repadded my clarinet. My repairman told me
the felt is a little harder than in the standard white ones, and therefore the
pads stay flat longer.
Both my Yamaha A and Buffet Bb came with cork padded register keys from the
factory.
BTW I think replacing the entire upper joint with cork would cause an awfully
stuffy sound :-)

Regards,

Henrik Faltstrom
edtfalt@-----.se

   
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