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· Distinguished Technician & SOTW Columnist. RIP, Yo
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Metal clarinets have soldered-on tone holes.
Soldering does not fare well long-term in wet environments. How bad will depend on the particular solder alloy used.
So watch out for failed soldering. The solder can go powdery and leak long before a tone hole actually falls off.
RE-soldering needs good preparation, and the heat involved can accelerate the failure of neighbouring tone holes.
Hence this can be a huge can of worms.

How do I know? Been there, and don't want to go there again!
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