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So I was careless and after playing left my clarinet assembled on a stand for about 2 weeks while I went on vacation. When I took it apart I noticed the joints were loose. Any way I can fix this or will I have to get them all replaced? Thanks.

  • Can you post a picture? – user1803551 Jul 17 '17 at 4:26
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If by "loose" you mean the corks are overcompressed so the body parts wobble, then the corks may recover after you leave the clarinet disassembled for a couple days (and maybe gently hydrate the corks).
If you mean the corks themselves came loose, then they need to be replaced.

That said, I find it rather unusual that the joints' fit would go bad whether or not the clarinet was left assembled. Was this during winter months (very low humidity)?

  • Sorry, I meant that the joints got over compressed. This was during summer. – Jonathan Jan 20 '17 at 0:17

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