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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
Bill Fogle
Washington, DC

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

Steve Prescott
Instrument Rep.Tech./Clarinetist
Indiana State University

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