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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000946.txt from 1998/03

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: Prepping for my first oil
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 22:53:00 -0500

on 3/15/98 11:25 AM, Bill Hausmann wrote:

>If the oil only fills the surface pores of the wood as the above article
>suggests, would its effect therefore be more on tone quality than cracking

Bill, you don't say which article you refer to (Naylor or Bigio?). I'm
certainly no expert, either on wood qualities or physics. I believe it's
correct to say that a smoother surface would have some effect on the way
sound waves behave - what effect that might be, I couldn't say.

Naylor's article goes into some depth (no pun intended) about how the oil
affects the wood.


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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