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 Cozy cover delays clarinet freeze
Author: fskelley 
Date:   2017-11-19 23:09

This morning was my first opportunity to try out my new RitasReeds clarinet dust cover / cozy. I warmed up and set my clarinet on the stand before church started as usual, but this time I put the new cover over it. 30 min later it was time to play, and instead of being ice cold from the A/C, clarinet was pretty much as I had left it- much better than previous occasions!

I am sure there are places and times that justify the trouble and expense of electrically heated covers like I saw at ClarinetFest. I expect they don't sell those in large numbers. But rather than just leaving your clarinet to "ice up" in the open air, makes a lot of sense to cover it some way or another. Like many situations, get 80% of the benefit from 20% of the cost.

Anything that blocks air flow and stops convection should be effective (says the mechanical engineer).

Stan in Orlando

EWI 4000S with modifications

Post Edited (2017-11-21 02:57)

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 Re: Cozy cover delays clarinet freeze
Author: Mrdi 
Date:   2020-11-21 01:43

Altieri clarinet cozy $32

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 Re: Cozy cover delays clarinet freeze
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2020-11-21 02:21

How cold IS IT where your clarinet is kept? Any danger of wood cracking? I've had concerns about this when travelling with my clarinet(s) where a used to live in the sub-arctic and regular -30 outside temperatures.

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 Re: Cozy cover delays clarinet freeze
Author: Bennett 2017
Date:   2020-11-21 20:28

Another source: https://www.instrumentcareaccessories.com/



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 Re: Cozy cover delays clarinet freeze
Author: Djudy 
Date:   2020-11-21 22:58

I can understand the argument for a cover to avoid temperature shock (I once saw a beautiful acoustic jazz guitar split wide open after the owner nipped out just before the show to tune up and have a smoke in an unheated hallway and then came back on to the hot humid club stage - boy did that scare me !), but the site listed above seems to argue for leaving a clarinet out and assembled at home so as to encourage more practice. This does not seem like a good idea. This accessory seems to be of use for stage and rehearsal, but even then I'd never turn my back on my instrument or trust those around me to pay attention to my stuff, accidents happen too easily. If I had to, I'd opt for a soprano sax hardcase that the whole instrument can fit in assembled , like I use for my metal clarinets.





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