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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000635.txt from 1998/03

From: "Jason Hsien" <jasonavhs@-----.com>
Subj: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 19:51:06 -0500

Okay... I'll come out and say it. I have never oiled the bore of my clarinet
before. (The things I missed playing a plastic clarinet for the past 7
years...) Ihave tried to wait this out as long as possible, but it's been
already 6 months since I bought it, and the instructions request that it be
oiled once a month in the first year. (I hope I haven't irreperably damaged
my horn, but I don't play it THAT much anyway)

I went to sneezy, and got the general jist of the situation. I have my bore
oil and cotton applicator. I'm planning to double plastic wrap my pads.

Now... if any of you can help me on what to do next, I'd be very happy. How
much oil? Should I use almond or olive oil instead of bore oil? Does the
barrel also need to be oiled?

Finally, the one question that has really bothered me, how to I wipe all the
excess out after I'm done?

Please help!

Jason Hsien
Student, Amador Valley High School
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