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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000640.txt from 1996/04

From: Steve Prescott <MIPRESC@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Fwd: More commnets on tuning clarinets
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 13:51:49 -0400


In regard to clarinet tuning, I didn't mean to imply that your technique
of using epoxy was wrong. I should have been more clear (no pun
intended). I'll admit that the use of epoxy (proper use of course) can
bring certain off notes in tune. I prefer using clear nail polish for 2
reasons: It is nearly invisible (apart from the shine) and the tuning
can be done in smaller increments. I think we can agree to disagree.
Also, when I wrote "this is what is done by the manufacturer", I was
specifically refering to my Yamaha YCL 72's.

I wouldn't say that I am "naive" when it comes to clarinet.

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

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