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 Why oil the barrel of a clarinet?
Author: ruben 
Date:   2019-10-30 18:29

My personal answers: 1. To prevent the wood from cracking. I have never had a clarinet crack after it has been a year or two old. If it doesn't crack the first year, it usually won't crack later on. This has been my experience, at any rate. 2. To make the bore nice and smooth. When the bore gets too dry, it becomes craggy and pressure waves through it don't travel as fast. I think it should be like the barrel of a rifle that allows a bullet to travel seamlessly through it. That said, I'm better acquainted with clarinet-playing than with shooting rifles!

rubengreenbergparisfrance@gmail.com
JL-Clarinette

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