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 Re: Liquid accumulation under pads
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-11-10 02:45

So you're saying that you can switch to another clarinet and this does NOT happen?



The flow of condensation is a bit unpredictable because it occurs throughout the interior surface. Since you have an issue at the top part of the horn as well as the VERY typical side key area, my thought is that is is not just one "flow" related issue.


The "C#/G#" issue can be lessened by taking your mouthpiece and turning it a further five degrees or so clockwise. Instead of lining up the reed with the register key, as if it is an analog clock at 6:00, make it look more like 6:35.


The top key issue sounds more like it is just an excessive condensation issue. What would cause this? You may have a higher humidity situation where you are right now combined with cooler temperature. Check a hygrometer (there are cheap thermometers from the hardware store that have hygrometers as well) to see if you are at or over 60% humidity. Then realize the air in your body that you pump into your horn is close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler the interior of your horn compared to that, the faster condensation will build up.



If you've ever tried to put a glass of ice tea on your mother's favorite wooden piece of furniture without a coaster, you've experienced the pain of condensation of the moisture in the air the hard way.





...............Paul Aviles

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