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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000529.txt from 2002/02

From: Ragnhild Kristine Brekke <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re-humidifying a stored clarinet??
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 04:30:54 -0500

I'm sorry for my last comment if you are actually having problems with you
e-mail account or something else that caused you to sent out all those
useless messages. However, if you do not, I am not.


At 20:43 25.02.2002 +0200, you wrote:
>please refrain from sending ANY messages
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Martha <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 11:03 PM
>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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