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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000653.txt from 1998/03

From: Martijn.Visser@-----.COM
Subj: Re: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 03:32:56 -0500

Oiling the clarinet is indeed very usefull. If I don't oil my clarinets for
a long time I face svere moist problems when playing (the wood sucks in all
the moist).

To inhibit negative effects of oil residue, I always take apart the whole
clarinet before oiling (taking off al the metal/silver parts). Then it is
very easy to clean it properly after oiling. (first try it on an old
When putting it back together take enough time to adjust all the parts to
your wishes...

Good luck,

Martijn Visser on 98-03-11 04:20:00

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cc: (bcc: Martijn Visser/ERC/SKF)
Subject: Re: Prepping for my first oil

-----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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