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 RE: Dessicant in case?
Author: Travis 
Date:   1999-09-02 01:23

Sorry, guys, I didn't get to finish my message because I was called away from the computor. Guess I should have finished it before I sent it.

Yes, Damp-it will provide moisture, which goes along with a previous opinion that dryness is bad for the instrument, too. My former instructor has used Damp-its for years with excellent results. According to him, many string players use them for similar purposes. I also agree that the swab should be stored separately.

A good article by Steven Prescott may be found at--

http://www.sneezy.org/OCR/articles/prescott1.html

Make sure that you read the entire article carefully, as the author describes the pros and cons of different techniques.

Sherman Friedland's article at--

http://www.sneezy.org/clarinet/Friedland/Article016.html

recommends the orange peels.

An old discussion in the Klarinet Archives at--

http://www.sneezy.org/Databases/Logs/1999/06/000780.txt

has several suggestions, but many of these are contrary to what I, and some of you believe.

Other parts of this and other discussions can be found at the folloing pages--

http://www.sneezy.org/Databases/Logs/1994/01/000189.txt

http://www.sneezy.org/Databases/Logs/1999/06/000779.txt

http://www.sneezy.org/Databases/Logs/1997/07/000758.txt

http://www.sneezy.org/Databases/Logs/1999/06/000772.txt

What I have found by doing this little bit of research into others' opinions and experiences is that they are just that--opinions and experiences. Many of these, again tend to contradict each other to some degree.

To make a long story short (too late!), if it works for you, do it. If you are not sure, talk to someone you know personally.

Travis Miller

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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 
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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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