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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000140.txt from 2001/05

From: Gary Van Cott <gary@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cracking Clarinets
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 23:05:13 -0400

The register tube on an R-13 is a snug fit but it isn't hammered in. You
can press it in with your finger.

Gary
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At 07:53 PM 5/3/01, you wrote:

>I once had an older wood student clarinet I inadvertently left on a
>windowsill for a few hours in direct sunlight (it wasn't sunny when I left
>it there, but then came afternoon). The sun caused a crack in the wood,
>luckily only in the barrel. It could have been a flawed barrel, but I
>certainly deserved to have it crack. It gets pretty hot around a closed
>window in summertime.
>
>I've also seen a small crack on the outside of my R13 where the register
>tube is installed. This clarinet is about 5 years old. Is that metal tube
>hammered in there under tension? If so, that might explain why that's opened
>up. It doesn't seem to have opened up on the inside, and it doesn't seem to
>leak.
>
>Jonathan
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Dee D. Hays <deehays@-----.net>
>To: <klarinet@-----.org>
>Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 6:16 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] Cracking Clarinets
>
>
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Randell" <bardell@-----.ca>
> > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 7:06 PM
> > Subject: Re: [kl] Cracking Clarinets
> >
> >
> > > Roger:
> > >
> > > So what related "defects in workmanship or wood issues" caused my
> > > Selmer 10S to crack after 20 years ? Purchased in 1980, over the years
> > it
> > > travelled to places between South Africa,(hot humid) and Whitehorse in
>the
> > > NWT (in the winter), which covers temperatures from 100+ to 40 below.
> > > Cracked between the top two tone holes. Don't know how long it had been
> > > there - probably a max of six month's. Didn't affect the blowing or
> > > response. Steve Fox saw it when he was strengthening a spring
> > >
> > > Regard's
> > > Peter Randell
> > > Toronto
> > >
> >
> > Since nothing happened for apparently 20 years, it is possible that this
>may
> > actually be an altogether different type of situation. This makes it less
> > likely that it would be workmanship or wood issues. One possibility could
> > be a flaw created at a later time, such as a small, unnoticeable nick. To
> > verify something like that would take dissecting the instrument and I'm
>sure
> > you don't want to do that. Or it could be something that none of us has
> > thought of.
> >
> >
> > Dee Hays
> > Michigan
> >
> >
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