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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000747.txt from 2001/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
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
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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