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 a salute to repair-people everywhere
Author: DougR 
Date:   2019-06-14 02:11

Just acquired a Bundy Eb clarinet, cheap. It's an older school instrument, all intact and with relatively fresh-looking pads.

So far so good. Took a squint down the bore. EEEYUGH! You remember those old Drano commercials where they'd show you the sink drain "Before", with the Layer of fuzzy-looking scale all around the inside? Well, I'm in the process of doing the "Drano" with this clarinet. Easy enough, you get the keys off and it's plastic after all.

But repair people just have to fix what's broke, not what's dirty. This poor clarinet never saw a swab in its life, and the outside wasn't much better than the inside. So for ME, I can Hazmat it at my leisure, but a repair person just fixes the big stuff, scrapes aside the dirt that's there, and sends it back out the door hopefully playing up to spec, even if probably not passing the USDA bacteria-count test.

So I have a new appreciation for repair people: I'm lucky to have access to real artist-level repair people, but working with horns like this? this is more like plumbing!

So Hats Off, and thanks repair folk!



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