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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000101.txt from 2002/06

From: "Lacy Schroeder" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Hopefully not too dumb a question...
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 13:02:20 -0400

Yes, emergency is correct! One time I was playing bass clarinet in a
concert, and the pad covering the thumb F fell right off, and right
before the piece in which I had several solos! I had to fish around on
the floor to find it, jam it in there, and just hope that gravity would
do it's trick. It worked out allright, but scary in the meantime.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Bush []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:46 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [kl] Hopefully not too dumb a question...
> The correct way to replace a pad that has fallen out is to=20
> properly install a NEW pad. There is no way to reposition an=20
> existing pad back to its previous and exact location with=20
> total success. In an emergency, Lacy Schroeder's suggestion is=20
> good advice...but be careful, though, as the heat must deflect=20
> off the pad cup in such a way that it doesn't fry an edge of=20
> the pad being reglued or damage the body of the instrument nor=20
> key corks that surround the area.


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