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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000180.txt from 2010/12

From: "Steve Hartman" <sdh902@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 12:21:33 -0500

Make sure you dry your pads thoroughly with cigarette paper when you finish
playing. If the sticking is caused by oil, leave a piece of cigarette paper
between the wood and the pad overnight and the sticking should disappear, at
least for a while.

----- Original Message -----
From: "josh stein" <jstein53@-----.net>
To: <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity

> Funny you should mention this. I notice my keys sticking and I live in a
> very old apartment building. Can going from hot to cold be coursing the
> problem? What is the solution to this problem?
>
> Josh Stein
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Hill
> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:46 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.com
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>
> The humidity of the room is what I was mentioning: 11% or sometimes less.
>
>> From: peter.gentry@-----.uk
>> To: klarinet@-----.com
>> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:15:59 +0000
>> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>>
>> I would have though your fingers freeze on the keys at that temperature.
>> I
>> think the temperature and humidity of the room the clarinet is in is a
>> bit
>> more significant.
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Chris Hill [mailto:themouthpieceguy@-----.com]
>> > Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:24 AM
>> > To: The Klarinet Mailing List
>> > Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>> >
>> > I have the opposite problem: as cold as -32 F (the C and F temperature
>> > scales meet at -40) with 11% humidity, sometimes drier!
>> > I also use a reed case that controls the humidity; I think it is
>> > essential. In my case, being a Rico Artist, I tried their humidity
>> > control
>> > reed case first, and have stuck with it, since I like it. I've never
>> > tried
>> > the Vandoren Hygrocase, so I can't comment on them.
>> > Chris Hill
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Tom Bassett<mailto:bassettt1@-----.com>
>> > To: klarinet<mailto:klarinet@-----.com>
>> > Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:50 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I also bought the hygrocase and I thoguht it was a bad use of 65\$.
>> > For
>> > me, it was the same as leaving my reeds in the clarinet case. I felt
>> > the
>> > whole thing to be cheap quality and not worth it. I dropped it one
>> > time
>> > and it broke immediately. I still had warped reeds that were in that
>> > box.
>> > (my climate is northeast PA so it can get around 0 in the winter (F)
>> > and
>> > as much as about 90 in the summer.) I also doubted the humidity guage
>> > was
>> > accurate. I just had that feeling. If Kathy says it works in her case
>> > then I beleive it. For some reason it just didn't work for me.
>> >
>> > Tom
>> > ----------------------------------------
>> > > From:
>> > kathleenwilliams76@-----.com>
>> > > To: klarinet@-----.com>
>> > > Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:10:05 +1000
>> > > Subject: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>> > >
>> > > On the subject of reeds and humidity, and coming from Brisbane we
>> > know
>> > a
>> > > great deal about it, I bought a Vandoren Hygrocase. Expensive, but
>> > you
>> > have
>> > > a reading of the humidity level on the box, and the reeds play
>> > better
>> > right
>> > > from first go. Thoroughly recommend it. Right now, given daily
>> > heavy
>> > rain
>> > > and thunderstorms, we have a real stinker of a day, humidity
>> > probably
>> > around
>> > > 100% and 30 degrees Celsius, yet my reed box is a steady 67%
>> > humidity
>> > and a
>> > > temperate 24 degrees. Oh, and you are not getting me out of the air
>> > con
>> > > today.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Regards,
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Kathy Williams-DeVries
>> > >
>> > > BMusPerf (Hons)
>> > >
>> > > Grad Dip Arts (Shakespeare Studies)
>> > >
>> > > ATCL, LTCL
>> > >
>> > > 0404946839
>> > >
>> > > www.kathywilliams76.com<http://www.kathywilliams76.com/>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
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