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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000503.txt from 2002/02

From: "M BRINK" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re-humidifying a stored clarinet??
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:42:34 -0500

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From: Martha <>
Subject: [kl] Re-humidifying a stored clarinet??

> Hello! I'm hoping that you can answer a couple of questions for me. I
> a wooden Buffet clarinet that I used to play in high school and college
> (more than a decade ago). Since then, it has been sitting unused in a
> closet here in southcentral Washington, which has hot dry summers and cold
> dry winters.
> I'd like to begin playing it again, but am extremely worried that the
> change in humidity if I play it will cause it to crack.
> Is there anything I should do to re-humidify the clarinet before playing
> so that it won't crack? Should I put it in a bathroom for a few hours
> running hot shower water? Should I use a case humidifier (such as the
> used for guitars) ... and if so, for how long before I can play it? Or is
> none of this necessary?
> Thanks in advance if you can give me some advice!
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