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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000687.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:07:56 -0500

At 10:20 PM 3/10/98 -0500, Karl Krelove wrote:
>-----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. :-)
A few drops of prevention are worth a pin job of cure, don't you think? A
bottle of bore oil and a swab barely hit the $5.00 mark. Cheap insurance,
I figure. I am hardly fanatical about bore oiling though. I do it once in
a while when I think about it and have the time simultaneously (a rare
occurrence lately). Request for adjustment of grade denied, but if you
would like some extra credit, how about oiling my bores? :-)

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

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