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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000746.txt from 1999/06

From: Jennifer Jones <JJONES@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: [kl] not BOREing..I trust
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 01:38:48 -0400


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Subject: Re: [kl] not BOREing..I trust

In a message dated 6/14/99 11:48:34 AM EST, writes:

><< The thin layer of each coat would allow for a gradual build to the
> proper dimensions. IF the material is not of consequence to tone
> production(apply flame resistant here), then a coat of nail polish and a
> smooth interior would be an improvement over a roughened bore that was
> too large.

>Answer: I would suggest a few coats of DEFT WOOD FINISH to bring the
>clarinet back to life. It is quite smooth and is durable even when exposed
>to moisture.

My experience with DEFT WOOD FINISH is entirely different. When we remodeled
our kitchen, about four years ago, the people who did the cabinets used DEFT.
We have to refinish the ones around the dishwasher and the sink because of the
frequent exposure to water there (the dishwasher gives off a lot of steam).
The kitchen is under normal use and we haven't had any major leaks or
floods. In some places, the veneer on the edges of the plywood doors
has cracked and peeled off. I think the damage began showing up two years ago.
If this material can't stand up to normal use in a kitchen, I do not think it
would hold up to the condensation that occurs within a clarinet bore.

No offense intended, just my experience. Of course, subject to further
evaluation and experimentation.

> Have any on the list experimented? I've inserted tape to reduce bore and
> achieved the lowering of pitch and slight darkening ( apply more flame
> retardant) of tone as expected. These were only preliminary temporary
> investigations. Would any who have repair experience on older horns care
> to comment? Alvin?

>Answer: Clarinet bore dimension fluctuation can be compensated for through
>the Barrel and Mouthpiece diameters. Volume expansion of the upper joint can
>be compensated for by using a small bore Moennig Barrel and 1/2 mm tuning
>rings at the top and bottom barrel sockets. The tuning rings compensate for
>increased bore volume(when the barrel is pulled out) and improves the Wide
>12ths with linear expansion of the bore.




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