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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000310.txt from 2010/11

From: Tom Bassett <bassettt1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Silver Clarinet Keys
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:36:00 -0500


I didn't say that. especially becuase you are absolutely right. my Bb clarinet looks like nickel combined with sandpaper. its all rough and no shine some of it is even an orange-rust color becuase the finish is all scraped off. then theres that green stuff under some of the keys. overall... the metal is terrible.

It sounds like silver keys will be great for me because my hands sweat all the time and I would like keys that at least still look like metal.

I actually got cut on my clarinet once. The "sliver" key for Eb/Bb on the top joint had a piece of finish or something sticking out and my finger got cut when I pushed the key down.

Tom

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> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:28:29 -0600
> From: grabnerwg@-----.com
> To: klarinet@-----.com
> Subject: Re: [kl] Silver Clarinet Keys
>
> Tom said......
>
>
> > On the other hand, silver sometimes needs some polishing with a special
> > inpregnated cloth to keep shining, where nickel always stays untarnished.>>
>
> I wish this were true. Nickel plating will "cloud" with use. In some
> cases the acid in the player's skin oils can penetrate the nickel
> plating over time.........
>
> Walter Grabner
> www.clarinetxpress.com
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