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 Re: Resurrecting a clarinet after 3 decades of storage
Author: SunnyDaze 
Date:   2021-10-25 11:28


Just to offer some reassurance - I got an old clarinet out of storage after 60 years and just started playing it with total gung ho, and it was okay. I didn't even know about using a swab at first.

The only time when it didn't work out exactly right was when I was practising hard for my grade 1 exam. At that point I was just storing the clarinet fully assembled on a stand in my hallway and picking it up and practising hard three times a day. I think I might have been running a swab through it after, but I'm not sure. I was definitely removing the reed and drying it. I definitely wasn't disassembling the clarinet or drying the corners. After two weeks of that, it got a tiny hairline crack in just the most surface layer of the wood at the top of the top joint. That was a 1918 E.J. Albert clarinet with Boehm keywork.

I just thought you might like to know that in the hands of a rank amateur, taking no care at all, it did work out well anyway.


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