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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000395.txt from 2002/06

From: "Tim Roberts" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cork pad!! question
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:09:35 -0400

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 23:10:03 +0200, <> wrote:
>I would like to ask one question about this subject also.I have new
>Buffet RC ,everything is supperb,but pads make some noises like rustle
>or like dry paper, of course ,in open position.Is it possible to use
>oil or grease what should be save for pads?

Your subject line says "cork pad". Is this really happening with a CORK pad,
or was that a figure of speech?

I've seen many clarinets with onion skin/fish skin pads in which the skin has a
small tear. That can cause a rustling like that of paper. The best strategy
is to replace the pad. You can sometimes eliminate the noise by tearing the
rest of the skin off, but that leaves the material underneath exposed to
moisture, so it doesn't last long.

- Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


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