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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000669.txt from 1996/04

From: Belanger Steven D <3sdb4@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: Blue Tack
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 16:51:39 -0400

>From what I know, Blue Tack is a silly-putty-like substance used to stick
posters, pictures, etc. to your wall, thereby eliminating the holes
caused by thumbtacks. What I am curious about, though, is how it stays in
the tone holes. If Blue Tack is reuseable (which I assume it is), then
it shouldn't dry out. Does it get stuck to the pad? How does it retain
its shape?

Steve Belanger
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
3sdb4@-----.ca

On Tue, 23 Apr 1996, Steve Prescott wrote:

> John Jarvie wrote:
>
> >I agree with Clark's comments entirely. Tuning is an individual
> affair,
> >impacted by many variables including the player, mouthpieces, reeds,
> >instruments, etc. Even the best instrument makers are far from
> perfect.
> >I have filled some tone holes with Blue Tack (sp?) for at least 7 years
> with no
> >problems. Its easily removed and doesn't come loose.
> >
> >John Jarvie
>
> John,
>
> In a posting to Jacqueline East, I did say that, with regard to tuning
> the clarinet, the technician tailors the instrument to the player.
>
> I too am unaware of what Blue Tack is; please explain.
>
> Steve.
> Steve Prescott
> Inst. Rep. Tech./Clarinetist
> Indiana State University
> mipresc@-----.edu
>

   
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