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 Moderné Silver Clarinet
Author: sheich 
Date:   2017-12-20 00:23

Hi all,

Been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to gather some suggestions about a clarinet I just picked up. I found this one on craiglist, it's a two-piece Pan-American Moderné, and it's been suggested that this model is basically a Conn 524n, the pro jazz model, just minus the physical niceties. Anyway, the clarinet is complete with what looks like a gold wash bell. The telescoping barrel works. I'm preparing to clean it, and I need some suggestions. It needs repadded, so I'm going to take off all the keys. Can I just run a nice bath and clean it that way? I wouldn't want to scrub silver plating/gold wash off with an abrasive silver polish. It's not terribly dirty, and not very tarnished, but I thought it would be a good idea to clean it before I start a repad.

One thing I found interesting-the body of the clarinet isn't totally smooth, it's like a it has a pattern/skin on it. I don't know the word for it...



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 Re: Moderné Silver Clarinet
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2017-12-20 02:15
I'd use a non-abrasive silver polish cloth. I use one (Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Amazon) that's inexpensive for polishing silverware. I've always had great success on my silver keys for them to return to 'like new'.

As for a full on bath...this always scares the crud out of me. But as long as you re-oil the oily parts, go for it. If the horn is naked, then clean the girl. (my horns are always girls like my cars)

Post pics...sounds like a real beauty.

~Robert L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage, Lig: Ishimori, Reed: Aria 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.75, Horns: Uebel Superior, Ridenour Lyrique

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 Re: Moderné Silver Clarinet
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2017-12-20 02:46

Robert talking dirty and asking for nude pics LOL

-- Ray Zhang

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 Re: Moderné Silver Clarinet
Author: Steven Ocone 2017
Date:   2017-12-20 02:47

Sounds like the clarinet has a satin silver finish. A silver polish like Hagerty or similar is not too abrasive. I use a tooth brush to get into the nooks and crannies.

Steven Ocone
Ann & Steve's Music

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