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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000352.txt from 1996/04

From: Richard Lahrson <tripspud@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Stinky, the bass clarinet
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 12:54:16 -0400

If the case smells as well get rid of it. Allow the horn to be in the
open air much of the time.

On Fri, 12 Apr 1996, Henrik Faltstrom wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I recently purchased a used Noblet bass clarinet, and I now have
> a problem; it smells.
> A really yucky, sweet smell spreads through the room when I
> open the case.
> The bass has done duty as a student instrument in one of the
> local music schools, and has probably not been properly taken
> care of, in terms of swabbing, oiling etc., so I think the smell
> originates from old saliva residue (double-yuck!!)
> I'd be most thankful for any advice on how to get rid of the smell.
> I know of the orange peel humidifier/deodorizer, but I don't think
> it would solve the problem permanently.
> Another tempting idea would be to oil it with peppermint oil :-)
> Henrik Faltstrom

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