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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000747.txt from 2001/04

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re: sound of cracked/repared clarinet ?
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 23:08:40 -0400

At 11:48 AM 5/1/2001 +1000, Sharon Collett wrote:
>I also had a Selmer 9* which also cracked - in the early 80's. I got it
>fixed with a pin - I'm not sure how they did it, however. I had a split
>under the throat A key and one on the back near the thumb rest. The
>repairer warned me that you could only do this procedure so many times and
>then it possibly wouldnt work again. He believed it was because it was
>brand new and I didnt oil it enough, but I know of a few people who have had
>the same problem with these selmers, do you think it is a weakness with
>these particular clarinets?

There is no reason to believe cracking is particularly endemic to one brand
of clarinet or another, although we have had a rash of cracked Yamahas at
the store lately. But for some reason, in my experience, it seems as
though the cheaper student models suffer the LEAST cracking!

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
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