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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000396.txt from 2003/10

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] What wood is used for bass clarinets grenadilla or cocobolo
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 12:29:23 -0400


Your best bet would be to write to the people at Hammerschmidt and ask =
if it is appropriate to remove the lacquer. I can assure though, that =
your clarinet will not leak air if it is removed. I know that Wurlitzer =
lacquers their instruments inside also, but don't know why. I believe =
we had a discussion about this not too long ago and if you check the =
archives, you might well find something there. It is my guess that =
these instruments are lacquered to make the condensate inside flow more =
easily, so as not to get in the tone holes. Just a guess though. But =
your clarinet won't leak air.....unless it is made of Swiss cheese, =


Nancy E. Buckman, CPO, AFO, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012-1895 USA
Phone 410-777-2316 Fax 410-777-2233

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