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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000649.txt from 1998/03

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: Re: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 22:20:00 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Hausmann <>
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: Prepping for my first oil

>>>...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!
Wait a minute (he whined)! I had them all right but this one. We were (I
was) talking about a six month old clarinet. My answer included the notion
that none of the instrument's parts, including the barrel, needed this
treatment six months after being purchased new. I probably would use oil to
try to keep an "ancient" and cracked barrel closed, too. I want my 100%,
unless you think the six month old barrel needs oil. :-)


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