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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000484.txt from 2002/02

From: "Rupert Kahn" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Chipped/Cracked Tenons-Yay!
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 20:18:32 -0500

Michael Collins was interviewed on BBC radio 4 recently and talked about his
experience of having a newish clarinet split in, I think, an overheated BBC
studio. He was able to summon a technician to the studio for roadside
repair which if my memory serves correctly was pooring superglue in cracks
to seal it. Later he had it pinned and said that the instrument was better
with the repaired split than before.

Rupert Kahn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Cicola" <>
Subject: [kl] Chipped/Cracked Tenons-Yay!

> I have good news! It appears that my panic yesterday may have been a bit
> hasty. Today I took my horn to my lesson and showed it to my teacher. He
> shrugged, took the thing upstairs, and put some Superglue on the tenon to
> seal the crack and hold the chip in place. He told me taht if I really
> wanted to be complete about it, I could have a metal ring put on, but that
> if it were his horn he probably wouldn't bother. I suppose my eye for
> detecting fatal damage is somewhat lacking :)
> After the repair was done, I couldn't detect any difference in the way the
> thing played, so it looks like I dodged a bullet here. The terror of
> seeing that crack and that chip just set me off, I guess. Many, many
> thanks to those who so kindly responded to me! I think I will also look
> into the insurance, though, as this was too close a call (at least to my
> mind) for comfort. Again, thank you all for your help!
> --
> Will Cicola
> On the highway of life, I'm on a tricycle going in circles. And I'm not
> wearing any shoes.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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