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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 2002/02

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Suggestions Needed For Cleaning A Clarinet
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 22:03:12 -0500

I would guess that much of the odor is actually coming from the pads. In
that case repad the instrument. The case is probably musty also so either
totally deoderize the case (difficult at best) or get a new case so the pads
don't get stinky again.

Dee Hays

----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Shapiro" <>
Subject: [kl] Suggestions Needed For Cleaning A Clarinet

> I bought an old Selmer Signet clarinet on Ebay a week ago. The instrument
> arrived today and it seems to be in decent shape. I'm sure it will need a
> few new pads and new corks. What can I use to clean the wood? It has a
> really musty smell (probably from sitting in a musty closet). I don't
> to use anything that will harm the instrument. Also, if anyone can
> recommend something to clean the keys, I'd be grateful. They have a bad
> odor. Any other suggestions are welcomed, too.
> Thank you,
> Howard Shapiro
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