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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000357.txt from 2002/06

From: "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" <mus_ldj@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cork pad!!
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:41:27 -0400

Where can I purchase some of that cork to replace on my eefer? I need just
enough cork where the bell comes on.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Harris" <pwharris@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Cork pad!!

> Bill,
> There are technicians and then there are technicians. The clarinet is a
> very precise and complicated piece of machinery. In a pad job, so many
> factors become important that I am sorry to say, many of the "store"
repair
> guys don't have the knowledge to perform it in a satisfactory manor. Pad
> float, pad height and spring tensions all are critical to the instrument
> playing in tune and with facility of response. I have had instruments
> repaired and repadded by local repair Tec's who's main line of work is
> school instrument repair and I have used the services of one of the
leading
> Tec's in the country. The difference of the repairs, overhauls and
services
> are like night and day.
> I had a conversation with a store tech who I like and respect very much,
and
> he said that because of the fee structure he has to charge for repair
> because of competition in the area, he is forced to use a lower standard
of
> quality which requires less time in the shop. I asked him if he could
just
> have two levels of charges and on the pro work take the time and his reply
> was that it would take away from his bread and butter work of school
repair
> and the cost to him could include loss of his main business. He also told
> me that because of the normal way he repairs with speed, he doesn't have
the
> feel for pro repair and adjustment.
> That is the main difference between a specialist who only works on
clarinets
> and a general service Tec.
> Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Wright" <w7wright@-----.net>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 3:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Cork pad!!
>
>
> <><> Lacy Schroeder wrote:
> can cork pad my Bb for me within the next two weeks of this month?
>
>
>
> Not that it makes any difference (because you have found someone
> already), but curiosity consumes me.....
>
> Am I just lucky that our town's one and only clarinet vendor has a
> technician, or are music shops with competent technicians hard to find
> --- including that you live and play (I think) in a university
> environment?
>
> Cheers,
> Bill
>
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