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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001011.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: re:care of instrument / stands
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:25:58 -0400

Just be aware of one thing.....if you do leave the instrument together,
take the barrel and mouthpiece off and lay them somewhere safe. More
cracks are caused in the upper joint because of the pressure of the
swollen wood when it has been played and left together than for any other
reason. Cracks usually occur at the top of the upper joint....even if
there is a metal ring around the top of the tenon of the upper joint.

Roger Garrett

> Also, I keep my clarinet assembled & ready to use on that
> stand. That way, if the mood strikes me, I'll pick it up
> and practice for a few minutes, even if it's not my "practice
> time". The corks might wear a bit more that way, but the
> corks are cheap, and I play it more often.

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