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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000551.txt from 2003/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] to the Buffet Mafia -vs- Conn has beens
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:03:10 -0400

At 02:42 PM 10/20/2003 -0400, Tim Parks wrote:
>...I think, but am not sure, that it could be helped by new stiffer springs on
>the bottom joint. I can plug it and blow. Air goes some where very very very
>slowly but I can not detect where. I think the pads are lifting ever so

Next time you blow into it looking for leaks, try SUCKING. If it still
leaks, then the spring (most likely Eb) is not the problem. Besides, ANY
lower joint can be made to leak that way if you blow hard enough.

Bill Hausmann

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