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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by jdbassplayer on January 18, 2021, 04:30:02 AM »
This is a great idea Windy! Does it work well on nickel plating?
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All about Clarinets / Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on January 17, 2021, 10:59:32 PM »
I mean, chemically speaking, pretty much anything could be considered a chemical. Feel like one could split hairs down to the quark, if one wanted to.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on January 17, 2021, 10:58:34 PM »
In terms of mouthpieces, the Geo M Bundy 3 can be found for about $20 or less, and it's GOLD. Most people won't really need anything better unless they're going pro.
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I haven't seen him around in a while.
I wonder how he's doing. Hope he's okay, Tinker's a pretty cool dude
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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by modernicus on January 17, 2021, 07:50:24 PM »
Oh yeah, I took the suggestion of putting some pipe cleaners through and bending them over.  I'll nip off one end and pull it through to try to minimize any media getting in to the tubes. Better than nothing I guess.  I do have an ultrasonic cleaner I use for watch parts if there's stubborn rouge residue that's left.  I'm hoping the walnut shell granules can mostly be kept out by the pipe cleaners.  The keys are off a very neglected, dirty and beat up late 40s Buffet Crampon.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by windydankoff on January 17, 2021, 07:22:07 PM »
Wow Man, thanks for reviving this thread. I needed about 13 hours to do the job for 70-yr old German silver keys. Tell me if you have any problem getting chunks of walnut shell out of the rods.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by modernicus on January 17, 2021, 05:01:02 PM »
I'm running the first set of keys through my 5lb vibratory tumbler, a Raytech TV-5.  This smaller size tends to find the keys a little tangled up in a wad sometimes because there isn't as much room in the bowl, but so far the results look good after about 9 hours.  The rouge walnut media says 5-15 hrs, so I'm going to check at 12 to see how they look.  I did have a flat spring screw come loose, so I'll sift the media to try to find it when they're done.  So far, so good though!  I may try to do upper/ lower separately next time.
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OK E12 or C13... any hints on telling those 2 apart ?
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« Last post by Abraxas on January 17, 2021, 12:37:11 PM »
Well I just dropped it down to $1800 on Feebay. Maybe I should put the price back up. Yrs it's in mint condition except I think the pads need redoing.
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Now that i think about it, if it's inside the neck its more likely a batch mark used when in production. Probably.
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