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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001194.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Oiling the Keys
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 18:04:09 -0500

At 08:40 AM 3/25/98 -0600, you wrote:
>On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>> I usually use regular key oil for clarinet. It is just extremely light
>> machine oil. For somehing heavier, try Bach rotor oil. It comes in a very
>> nice pin oiler. I use it on my saxophones. I know a college saxophone
>> professor who uses 30-weight motor oil, but personally I think this is
>> excessive.
>I use the 30W motor oil also........because it was recommended to me by
>Bill Brannen. It has worked very well for me.
>Roger Garrett
If it doesn't physically slow the action (and I guess you'd notice if it
did), then it should be OK. And it should be GREAT for quieting the mechanism!

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

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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