Klarinet Archive - Posting 000648.txt from 1998/03
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 22:01:33 -0500
At 08:39 PM 3/10/98 -0500, Karl Krelove wrote:
>>How much oil?
>4 or 5 drops
>>...Does the barrel also need to be oiled?
>Nothing needs to be oiled after six months.
Incorrect. My backup clarinet (an ancient Rene Dumont) has a hairline
crack in the barrel. When I apply bore oil, the crack closes up!
>>Finally, the one question that has really bothered me, how to I wipe all
>>excess out after I'm done?
>When you DO oil a clarinet's bore, there shouldn't be ANY excess. You use a
>very few drops and spread it around with whatever applicator you're using,
>then let the oil soak in on its own. There shouldn't be anything even
>slightly resembling a puddle anywhere inside or outside the instrument.
>Jason, I'm not ragging on you at all. You're only reading the manufacturer's
>instructions (what make IS it?)
Just a guess, but it IS possible the manufacturers have some idea what they
are talking about, having worked with grenadilla wood for, is some cases,
literally hundreds of years.
Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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