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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000497.txt from 2000/09

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer CTs and maintenance for morons(was: Differences in clarinets)
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 18:42:11 -0400

Your memory is correct. The CT minimum bore is .587".
Ed Maurey
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth Wolman" <kwolman@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] Selmer CTs and maintenance for morons(was: Differences in
clarinets)

> At 10:49 PM 9/14/00 -0400, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> >It was fascinating to take calipers recently and measure the bores of
> >several clarinets I have to see how much they differed.... Large-bore
> >horns are
> >sometimes sold as jazz horns (a la Leblanc Pete Fountain at .590).
>
> 1. I know this was discussed quite some time ago, but does anyone recall
> the bore dimensions of the old Selmer Centered Tone? I seem to recall
> .587, but also some discussion of this instrument being an anomaly of
sorts
> in that while it's highly prized even now among jazz players, it also had
> quite a run as a standard instrument among classical musicians.
>
> 2. Oh...sidenote you might call Maintenance for Morons (and here I raise
my
> hand)...the move to the Jersey Shore has made me more than just a little
> aware of what I should have known in the first place, i.e., the care and
> feeding of musical instruments. I mean, they beat us over the head with
> this in Junior High School and I just let myself forget it. I could get
> away with leaving instruments out of the case for extended periods when I
> was living inland in a dry apartment. But when you live literally across
> the street from the Atlantic Ocean, and have the Shrewsbury river 200
yards
> down the block on the other side, the amount of salt and moisture in the
> air fouls everything it touches. I left a plastic bass clarinet out of
the
> case assembled for a week. I went to play it the other day and had notes
> missing. Dead key action. No, I had not thrown a pad, the cats (all four
> of them) or dog (one of him) had not gotten at it: it was simply sticky
> with air-gunk which I had to exercise out of the keys. Everything is
still
> there, thank God, considering what it cost me back in June to have that
> beast overhauled. O ye tyros and other assorted amateurs and ye
> thoughtless and ye of little care (I figure there must be one person
> besides me who occasionally has drek for brains), heed this mantra: swab
> (even plastic), disassemble, put back in the case, swab, disassemble, put
> back in the case. I would imagine this mantra works even for saxophones.
>
> Ken
>
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> Kenneth Wolman kwolman@-----.com
> 11 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 212-425-4200, x. 363
>
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