Klarinet Archive - Posting 000990.txt from 1997/12
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Clarinet Humidifiers (was Bore Oil)
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:56 -0500
On Wed, 24 Dec 1997, David B. Niethamer wrote:
> A repair tech I used some time ago told me that the DampIts (and other
> variations thereon) were *too* "wet" or damp, and tended to rust springs.
> He recommended orange peels, which I use regularly in the winter. They
> work great, make your case smell nice (if you like the smell of orange),
> and come with a good piece of fruit in the middle!!
Interesting.....I have never had my springs rust, but I only use the
DampIts occassionally - and all the time when I visited Clarinet Fest in
Arizona....one of my friends, Scott Wright, told me to do something or
leave the clarinets at home.....so I took his advice. You can oversoak
them....my wood began to swell up....so I learned to dampen them, wipe
them, and dry them a bit before putting them back in the case.
The cigar vials work well though.