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How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:21:50 PM »
Hey all,

In the midst of the virus epidemic, here are some tips to stay safe when buying clarinets or other instruments in person or online.

Plastic instruments:
leave the case out in direct sunlight for several hours
spray the inside and outside of case with lysol or other spray that specifies an antiviral component
wash the mouthpiece and barrel and spray
spray inside of clarinet with spray
wipe down keys with lysol wipes with antiviral component

Wood instruments:
leave the case in direct sunlight for several hours
spray case
wash mouthpiece
run pure thyme oil through the bore of the clarinet, including all body sections, bell and barrel
wipe down keys with wipes

After doing all of the following, if you're really worried, leave the instrument in a dry, isolated place for up to three days to 100% guarantee that all viruses have succumbed.
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Re: How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 01:52:28 PM »
These are all good things of course, but if I were looking to buy a new clarinet in these times I would be more worried about all the everyday ways you could catch the virus. Chances are you're not going to get it from someone with the virus having handled the clarinet or case. As well, I think the virus that is on something  dies after 3 days--not sure about that.
Anyone who worked assembling the clarinet or gave it a test blow probably did that before the virus even occurred in Wuhan.

WHY WOULD ANYONE BE CONCERNED WITH BUYING A CLARINET DURING THESE TIMES?  IS IT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 01:27:05 PM by TMHeimer »
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Re: How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 04:31:11 PM »
Is it necessary? Probably not.

But, I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon since I keep getting emails from everywhere I’ve ever signed up at with “how to stay safe” and “what we’re doing to keep you safe”
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Re: How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 08:08:46 PM »
Yeah I hear ya. It is something to talk about to pass the time as well. I'm guilty of doing that before the coronavirus......
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How to PLAY IT SAFE
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 09:05:54 PM »
We do what we can.
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Re: How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 02:03:24 AM »
Windy, that made my WEEK!

That was great!
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Re: How to stay safe during Coronavirus when buying clarinets
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 06:41:59 PM »
I was looking for a repair shop that was still open and I found easy band repairs, they did an awesome job on my clarinet and I was happy with the procedures that they are following.  I found them online, their site is easybandrepairs.com