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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000609.txt from 1996/01

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <el2@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: where do the orange peels go? :)
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 09:14:49 -0500

On Sat, 27 Jan 1996 niethamer@-----.BITNET wrote:

> Ed - I had some students in my upstate NY days use grapefruit peels, and
> they seemed excessively moist, and sort of oily as well. They made a mess
> on the instrument and in the case for these folks, and we're talking
> about humidity drier than dust. I gather you've never had this problem?

No, at least not so far as I know. I avoid placing the citrus peel in
direct contact with the instrument, so I'm not sure what would happen if
you did that. Also, I remove all the membrane from the inside of the
peel before putting it in the case. Perhaps this makes a difference.
BTW, my primary occasion for using these is to humidify bassoons. The
clarinet situation might be different.

Ed Lacy

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