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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000916.txt from 1997/12

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Leaving it assembled
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 22:51:16 -0500

At 04:13 PM 12/21/97 -0600, Neil Leupold wrote:
>What are your main reasons for shying away from leaving the
>instrument assembled, standing on the peg, between practice
>sessions (swabbing out thoroughly after playing, of course)?
>The main ones which come to mind are:
>1) Compression of corks
>2) Accumulation of sedentary moisture at the junctures between
>joints, which could (theoretically) cause premature break-down
>or cracking of the wood at the joint (swabbing out the clarinet
>in assembled form does not solve this)
>3) The possibility of bumping into the instrument and damaging
>it as it stands on its peg
>Are the above reasons valid? Are there further points in conflict
>with leaving the instrument assembed between sessions? Are there
>*advantages* to leaving the instrument assembled bewteen sessions
>-- BEYOND the convenience of not having to reassemble it the next
>time you play?
You have captured the main reasons, IMHO. I suppose the reduced risk of
damage on assembly would be an advantage to keeping the instrument
assembled, but a small one.

Bill Hausmann
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