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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000233.txt from 2004/12

From: "D. Blumberg" <FilmPromotion@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: humidity
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:02:33 -0500

I can't take Humidity at all. (Mark Charette can attest to that one -
I just about melted at ClarFest last year :) Couldn't imagine
living in a place like the Philippines.

"The Doctor" has an anti-moisture product
http://www.doctorsprod.com/accessories.html and also
http://www.doctorsprod.com/accessories2.html for an anti moisture bag
for the reeds.

He has some really good products! (and is a sponsor of Sneezy)

David Blumberg
http://www.mytempo.com

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"Don Hatfield" <dhatfield@-----.org>
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: humidity
Message-ID: <009501c4e1e4$c5356360$01fea8c0@D1F6CN31>

Wow....talk about extreme conditions. I've dealt with that while
traveling,
but never in one spot. I remember seeing and meeting Al Ascercion
around
1979-80 at a clinic, and heard him describe the fun of playing a wood
clarinet and living in the Philippines. He was using a crystal
mouthpiece
and told someone that was because the heat and humidity in the
Philippines
caused hard rubber mouthpieces to have warped tables and the
accompanying
problems, so crystal was a more stable material.

There are products for stringed instruments that use a desiccant to
help
remove moisture, and a dehumidifier I think would be a must if
available.

Come to think of it...remembering recent posts about Mr. Abato, Al
performed
the Tchaikovsky violin concerto transcription in concert at that
clinic.
Double-tonguing and all.

Don Hatfield

> What about for high humidity levels? Say the 80% or so we get here
in
Larnaka? Often it will be 80% humidity and 35+c, and then people
air-condition one or two rooms to 25 degrees c as well as a lot drier.
>
> Dan

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