Klarinet Archive - Posting 000712.txt from 1996/04
From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: A Question
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 21:38:07 -0400
Bob (but signed by Abby) Kreisa wrote:
> Hey all! My clarinet (my dear, precious, beloved Noblet) fell out of
> its case on the sidewalk in front of school the other day, and the cork
> and wood on the top joint tenon chipped off (only part of it). Anyway,
> my teacher told me today that the wood could get saturated and that it
> needed to be fixed immediately.
My son's clarinet got chipped at the tenon that inserts into bell about
a month after he received it. It's missing a triangular piece about an
1/8" - 3/16" per side. That was three years back. There's never been
any cracking from the chip, and it's generally been an excellent
instrument. I'm not sure what your teacher means about being "saturated",
since in the process of turning the wood on a lathe many fibers are
exposed to moisture.
Anyway, if you're interested in a Selmer 10-G, silver plated keys, with
a small chip in the tenon near the bell ....