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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000574.txt from 1996/04

From: Bill Fogle <bfogle@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Prestige wood
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 14:23:00 -0400

Steve------I use those "pad saver" inserts (do you know them?) after
swabbing the bore with a pull-through swab. I sore the clarinet with the
pad savers kept in. Could this contribute to the moisture *retention* ???
I'd have thought it would cut back on moisture in the bore. Anyway,
that's been my procedure for the instrument which has recently shown the
"checking". Thanks.
[P.S. Bill Fogle here-----just so Nate doesn't sue me for using his
name!!!]
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Bill Fogle
Washington, DC
bfogle@-----.edu
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Nate,

Checks in the wood occur when there is more moisture on the inside (for
extended periods of time) than on the outside. When I "re-work" a
clarinet fresh from the store, I oil and wax the bore. In sealing the
bore, checks are often prevented. Keep in mind, a check is a crack
wanna-be.

Steve.
Steve Prescott
Instrument Rep.Tech./Clarinetist
Indiana State University
mipresc@-----.edu

   
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