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 Re: Any ideas for bringing a "blown out" instrument back to life?
Author: John Peacock 
Date:   2019-04-12 21:31

I'm persuaded that wood moves with time & moisture, but need a bit more convincing that this necessarily leads to degradation: why assume that the clarinet was made perfectly in the first instance? As has been frequently noted here in regard of Buffet factory videos, the reaming of the bore seems pretty approximate at the level of fine detail, and I could imagine that any dimensional changes with time might be equally likely to improve things. So rather than "blown out", what about "blown in"? I would say that my 37-year-old Buffet A plays better now than when I first got it. Has anyone else had this experience?

But over the years, I did become dissatisfied with my Bb, and this does match the "blown out" narrative - but it could also be just growing intolerance of limitations that nag at you once you become aware of them. In any case, I replaced it with a 40-year-old Buffet that must have had a huge amount of playing time judging by the state of the keywork - but it blows better than any modern Buffet I've tried. So while some instruments may indeed blow out, I'm skeptical that it's an inevitable general phenomenon.

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