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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000341.txt from 1999/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Ideas on return to playing after long absence
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 06:29:16 -0400

-----Original Message-----
Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 9:10 PM
Subject: [kl] Ideas on return to playing after long absence

>... I picked up my 55 year old
>one-piece metal clarinet that I learned to play on 40 years ago, and
>occasionally toodled on. Got lots of squeaks. Looked and discovered pads
>were shot. Did research. Discovered technology had changed, and it would
>probably be better for me to get a newer plastic or used wood
>instrument--cost would have been about the same to buy or recondition

Hope you didn't turn it into a lamp. Many clarinettists are starting to
pick these up and recondition them to playing condition. Not for serious
playing usually since most were student grade horns anyway but just to have
as a bit of the history of clarinets and as functioning curiosity pieces.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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