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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

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

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