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B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement

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  1. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement, Key Pad: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Disassemble the clarinet until you are handling only the joint containing the missing or damaged pad.

    • If the pad is missing completely, skip to step 3.

  2. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the damaged pad by inserting the screwdriver under the pad and peeling it off the key.

  3. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Squeeze a dot of super glue into the empty key.

    • Take care to not overfill the key or glue will ooze out and potentially bind the key to the instrument.

  4. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Quickly insert the new pad into the key, taking care not to smear the glue.

  5. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using the screwdriver, press the pad down to secure it to the key

    • Hold the pad for 5 seconds to let the glue harden

  6. B-Flat Clarinet Key Pad Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Place a small piece of paper between the key and the instrument to avoid residual glue binding the key to the instrument

    • Let the instrument sit out for a few minutes to let the glue fully dry

Finish Line

Rachel Strobel

Member since: 10/04/17

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From my point of view it would be better to disassemble the key and clean it before gluing a new pad. The best glue in these cases is shellac

Roberto Ottaviani - Reply

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