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Offline LarryS

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Dodgy Maintenance video?
« on: December 31, 2019, 06:19:24 AM »
Came across this. Looks a bit dodgy to me, even for a plastic instrument.

https://youtu.be/ujkxt0iPzsc
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 06:43:00 PM »
Ehhh Idk about that.

Considering the fact that you can literally find a Vito clarinet from someone's attic after 35 years and it'll play just fine out of the box...
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 09:08:39 AM »
Ehhh Idk about that.

Considering the fact that you can literally find a Vito clarinet from someone's attic after 35 years and it'll play just fine out of the box...
Should one really be washing one's mouthpiece in water like that? And what running a cloth under a closed pad? Surely that's a no no...
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 04:34:45 PM »
The mouthpiece is probably fine for plastic. Wood and hard rubber will be adversely affected by warm water. Heat will discolor hard rubber a nasty green color.

Unless you have a really poor immune system I donít see you getting sick from a mouthpiece. Certainly disinfect your Reed, though.


And running a cloth isnít the best idea, although I donít think itís hugely detrimental.
I think it runs the risk of damaging the relatively fragile bladder pad surfaces and could cause tears. For leather and synthetic itís not that big of a deal. Some saxophonists swear by pad drying products.
The most effective technique is just to let it air dry, the old fashioned way.
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 05:27:48 PM »
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The most effective technique is just to let it air dry, the old fashioned way.
That's what I generally do. Swab through from both ends, then the mouthpiece, and I run the run the reed under the tap, dab dry with tissue then disassemble the clarinet and leave the whole thing out to dry.
The area of concern with the mpc I was thinking about in the video is the cork getting wet, swelling and coming off.
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 09:22:55 AM »
Cork adhesive is impervious to water. I've never had a problem leaving it wet for hours. Think of cork in a bottle. If I'm unable or too lazy to wipe my (non-wood) horn until hours after, the least I do is remove the MP to allow air flow.
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Re: Dodgy Maintenance video?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 11:57:01 PM »
Cork adhesive is impervious to water. I've never had a problem leaving it wet for hours. Think of cork in a bottle. If I'm unable or too lazy to wipe my (non-wood) horn until hours after, the least I do is remove the MP to allow air flow.
Even with detergent as in the video? And anyway I thought we were told to disassemble the instrument after use to allow the corks to dry out, rather than leaving it assembled?(which I sometimes do if I have a quick play. Leave it on the stand assembled. And sometimes it gets forgotten about)
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