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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000386.txt from 1996/04

From: "I. E. Pearson" <>
Subj: Re: Oiling regularity
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 13:47:44 -0400

Whilst we're on the topic of oiling I have a question. I have a pair of
6-keyed boxwood clarinets made in 1994 which I used to oil about every four
months. Since moving to England six months ago, from the east coast of
Australia, I have oiled them once. Last November I noticed a 17mm crack in
the top joint of the Bb which was probably the instrument's reaction to my
practising it in cold rooms. At least now I am careful to leave the
instrument to adjust to the room's temperature before I start. How often do
you seasoned 'northern hemisphere dwellers' oil your clarinets? What about
boxwood instruments?

Thanks and best wishes,
Ingrid Elizabeth

I. E. Pearson
Research Student
Department of Music

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