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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000474.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] Hypothetical question
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 12:10:03 -0400

> wrote:
>> I agree with other responses in that a great repair tech can make
that old
>> horn play as good as it ever did and probably better, but the effoer and
>> expense would prpbably not be woth it. A good tech can rework tone holes,
>> put in the best pads and springs, improve the key action, someone like
>> Naylor can reoil and revitalize the bore, but you would still have an old
>> horn. They can't transform an old instrument into a new one.

As the owner of a 1941 Chevy, I really think that the old car can be
transformed back into a new car - in fact, much better than new! That
having been said, isn't that also possible with an old clarinet?

Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Head, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

"A man never discloses his own character so cldarly as wehn he describes
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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