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 RE: Dessicant in case?
Author: Hiroshi 
Date:   1999-09-02 00:18

I once thought the same thing like yours. But I found it totally wrong. This is FYI.

1)To leave a swab in the same compartment with clarinet is totally wrong.It absorbs saliva and is really dirty(may include ammonia or zinc dioxide).Sometime it may become a nest of micro-organism.It is also harmfull to pads.This is true for all wind instruments. It is also harmfull to silver plating since zinc dioxide or ammnonia is corrosive element to silve.

2)Dampit makes the humidity above 40% relative humidity. There is a portable humidity gauge available from woodwind and brasswind.

3)If we keep reeds with dessicant in a sealed space,it kills reeds and they loose their vibrancy if we do not take fresh air into it fluently. I guess grenadilla wood is also alive and dessicant may kill the grenadilla. Also dessicant may dry up pads skin and shrink them.

Nothing good to keep dessicant with clarinet.
4)Some of the pros recommend to keep fresh peel of orange inside the case in stead of dampit.

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maureen bleiman 1999-09-01 05:45 
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Travis 1999-09-01 06:39 
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Dee 1999-09-01 12:02 
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Drew 1999-09-01 14:12 
 Drew's Testimonial and Keeping it Simple  new
paul 1999-09-01 18:21 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
lis 1999-09-01 20:08 
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Connie 1999-09-01 21:32 
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Hiroshi 1999-09-02 00:18 
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Travis 1999-09-02 01:23 
 RE: Dessicant in case, NO  new
Don Berger 1999-09-02 16:14 
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Daniel 1999-09-03 05:09 
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Daniel 1999-09-03 05:12 
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Connie 1999-09-04 18:06 


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