Backun Clarinet and Accessory Care
Your new Backun Clarinet is made from aged exotic hardwood and requires careful attention during the first few months of use to ensure a long life and optimum performance. This specific break-in procedure should be followed to allow your new Backun Clarinet to acclimatize to your particular region and playing regimen.
This playing schedule will help allow your clarinet to acclimatize in a slow, controlled manner:
- Play your new clarinet ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes at a time for the first two weeks, swabbing it thoroughly and allowing it to rest for at least four hours between sessions
- In week three, play your new Backun Clarinet for up to thirty (30) minutes per session
- In week four, play your new Backun Clarinet for up to sixty (60) minutes per session
- After the first month, play your new Backun Clarinet as much as you like. Always remember to swab the inside and the joints of the clarinet after each session.
Avoid playing the instrument until it has warmed to room temperature. You may open the case to allow air circulation, or place it inside a jacket. Avoid playing your instrument if the temperature or humidity are not in a moderate range.
Swab the instrument regularly during playing sessions, making sure to dry the tenon sockets, too. Always make sure your swab is clean and washed on a regular basis!
You may want to oil the bore of your clarinet on occasion. We recommend the use of pure almond oil and NOT bore oils, or sweet almond oils. Although you can do this yourself, we do recommend asking your favourite technician to do it for you, as incorrectly applied oil can cause unintended problems with your Backun Clarinet.
Following these steps will help ensure that your clarinet stays in top playing condition. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact your Backun Dealer, or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org