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Author Topic: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)  (Read 4939 times)

Offline Silversorcerer

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Re: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2016, 04:21:33 PM »
Good ideas, all of those, Windsong;- particularly re-inforcing the post with an internal steel pin along with an epoxy bond. Miracle Weld sounds much like an old product, Epoxy Steel, which my father used for various mends of metal parts.
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Re: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2016, 08:03:05 PM »
Thanks for the help! I've put it really far back on the backburner, but one of these days...
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Re: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 04:26:57 AM »
Miracle Weld sounds much like an old product, Epoxy Steel, which my father used for various mends of metal parts.
That's the stuff.  Reasonably short working time, but it's firm and easy to model.
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Re: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2016, 02:25:34 PM »
I'm working on a sterling piccolo myself, and I can assure you it will be my last.
What a headache, when you have so many corresponding needle springs, and cork bumpers.  And the pad regulation!  Crikey!  Nothing like a clarinet renovation...
I agree that the aluminum/baking soda trick works great, so even if this little fella never plays again in my hands, it sure will be pretty!
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Re: Yes, it's a contrabass! (also, repair question)
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2016, 03:07:27 PM »
I'm working on a sterling piccolo myself, and I can assure you it will be my last.
What a headache, when you have so many corresponding needle springs, and cork bumpers.  And the pad regulation!  Crikey!  Nothing like a clarinet renovation...
I agree that the aluminum/baking soda trick works great, so even if this little fella never plays again in my hands, it sure will be pretty!
This is why i don't touch flutes or piccolos (or McIntyres :) )
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages
Irvine, California, United States