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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000154.txt from 2010/12

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Subj: Re: [kl] barrel question
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:34:00 -0500

Orange peel really does work great! The more pith (the white inside part of
the peel) the beter, but don't get any of the actual fruit pulp with it, to
avoid any stickiness.

Penny Ward Marcus

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Osborn" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] barrel question

> Your barrel shrinkage is probably temporary, due to dryer indoor
> conditions during the winter. It would likely recover by spring or
> summer. In the meantime, you can create a humid environment in your
> case by using a Damp-it, or using the solution I love - putting fresh
> orange peel in your case. Get the thickest stuff, and put it all
> around your clarinet. Should solve the problem in a couple days, and
> the case will smell great. Replace when dry and/or moldy.

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