How to Fix Sticky Pads on a Clarinet | Normans Blog

This is a video demonstration on how to resolve sticky pads on a clarinet:

Follow these simple steps:

  • For this demonstration you will need Rizla paper; the thinner the better.
  • Take a pair of scissors and remove the glue edge
  • Locate the key that you are having issues with, then place the rizla paper underneath and while holding down the key pull the paper out, this is removing any build up of dirt.
  • If the issue is still present then fold the Rizla in half, slightly wet the paper, and repeat the previous process.

If you are still having trouble then contact our repair department.

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