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 Re: Repadding Clarinet
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2019-01-18 04:02

Yup, Eddie is not adverse to a bit of hype.
I used to make similar pads for Peter Eaton, and they are based on a cork lower level with a sealed pore foam (butyl from memory) on top.
On Peter's instruments (probably also Eddie is now copying this) the larger lower pads were fitted with recessed reflectors.
I always added a gentle dome shape on the cork back of the pads, (borrowed the idea from my experience of fitting cork pads to oboes). This allows the pad to bottom out on the centre of the cup, but rock gently in every plane to permit easy and even seating.

Contrary to Ediie's assertion, pads like these are perfectly easy for an experinced repairman to fit and seat, with absolutely no force required at all.

Also, contrary again to his assertions, for decades now competent, experienced and careful repairers have been achieving a 100% airtight seal with conventional pads.

I have also handled a couple of oboes that Eddie had fitted with his SuperPads. They were an unmitigated disaster, and I see he now only offers his pads for clarinets (and possibly bassoons - he did at least for some time).

So read between the lines and make you mind up on that.

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