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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000392.txt from 1997/12

Subj: Re: Keywork material
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:09:32 -0500

Dear Dirk, maybe I can help you.
First I would like to tell you that there are diferences betwen
materials to plated keys.
I say that because I have many of my students that have Buffets with
silver plating(RC models); and that silver is diferent of the silver of my
I am shure that the nickel on B-12 is diferent from R-13 or RC.
I already sweaty on hands, and, that was the main reason to buy a
instrument with silver plating: the figers slide less than nickel.
About keys getting black? A good silver polish can fix it.

I hope it helps.


Fernando Silveira
Principal Clarinet - National Symphony - Brazil

At 13:59 08/12/97 +0100, you wrote:
>What is the difference (apart from the look) between nickel, silver
>and gold plated keywork.
>My fingers tend to be a little bit sweaty. Some keys on my nickel
>plated B-12 are getting slightly black (already after a few
>weeks). Polishing with a cloth helps a little bit, but on one key the
>upper layer now seems be deleted.
>Will I have less problems with silver plated keys? My teacher is of
>the opinion that I also will have problems with silver; gold would be
>better according to this problem.
>And: Are there quality differences between different, let say: silver
>Any opinions? Suggestions to fix the problem? Thanks
>Dirk Kussin =20
>Fachbereich 17 Mathematik Raum D2.323
>Universit@-----. (+49) (5251) 60-2636
>D-33095 Paderborn ---------
Fernando Silveira
Principal Clarinet - national Symphony - Brazil
Chamber Music Professor - Rio de Janeiro Federal University

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