Klarinet Archive - Posting 001194.txt from 1998/03
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
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
>I use the 30W motor oil also........because it was recommended to me by
>Bill Brannen. It has worked very well for me.
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 bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.