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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000292.txt from 1996/04

From: Nate Burk <nathan@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Relax about cracks?!
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 22:21:38 -0400

> Am I an
>alarmist, or is there actually a situation where a crack in one's instrument
>may be blown off (so to speak) with the notion of, "Eh, it's not so bad. I'm
>not going to worry about it until it gets bigger"?

I've only owned two wooden clarinets, and I'm fortunate enough to have never
had any situation come up with cracks -- knock on wood (excuse the pun!). It
seems to me however, that if I saw a crack starting to form, I'd get it
pinned right away. Getting it fixed *after* it gets bigger seems like that's
waiting too long. IMO, a tiny crack is nothing to worry about if and only if
you get it taken care of right away. Unless I'm mistaken, most repairmen
don't charge too much to pin cracks, so what's the point in putting repair off?

--Nate

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