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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000260.txt from 2004/12

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] humidity & orange peels
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 23:18:47 -0500

At 07:58 AM 12/15/2004 -0500, Lelia Loban wrote:
>...I think some of those horror shows happen because hardly anybody decides,
>"I'm going to quit my instrument now." Most people intend *not* to quit,
>and only admit to themselves that they've quit after a few months or even
>years. By then, if that clarinet got put away damp, and if parts of the
>case were air-tight or nearly so -- eeeeeeew. I've opened up cases with
>smells that could gag a hyena.

One of the worst I have seen was a case where the last marching performance
of the year was in the rain, and the clarinet was returned to the case
soaking wet and closed up for a month or two before the case was opened
again. That one could knock a buzzard off a manure wagon!

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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