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Ungummed Rizlas?


MarkW
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Just a quick question for any smokers who roll their own:


My son has recently started to learn the clarinet, and having acquired a second-hand instrument for him I am about to do an overhaul on one for the first time in nearly 30 years. Back then, ungummed Rizlas were the best thing for getting moisture out from under the keypads and for using as a feeler gauge to check they were properly seated. I blithely walked into the corner shop yesterday evening expecting to pick up a packet but the guy behind the counter looked completely non-plussed, saying that they all have adhesive these days. I couldn't immediately see anything suitable online, so do ungummed papers still exist, and if so could someone point me in the right direction?


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Dark blue were definitely ungummed but can't find any for sale now, even on Amazon (listed but unavailable) or eBay.


Silver may have been ungummed in the past and still for sale but can't be sure and can't find anything that says either way.


Think you'll have to get normal ones and cut off the gum strip.

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What is the official method in the clarinet world?

Buying Rizlas from a corner shop doesn't sound like something a professional wood wind player would have to do.

 

Well, it's been about 25 years since I last played with a professional orchestra (I was on the telly and everything :D ) but back then the official method was known as 'buying Rizlas from the corner shop'.

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Can't you just cut the gummy bit off?

 

That's just crazy talk. I'd have to get scissors out and cut a centimetre off each paper, then throw the offcuts in the bin, then put the scissors back... bad vibes, man...

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That's just crazy talk. I'd have to get scissors out and cut a centimetre off each paper, then throw the offcuts in the bin, then put the scissors back... bad vibes, man...

 

Scissors? Well if you're happy with a half arsed job. I'd recommended a scalpel and rule myself...


Another idea: What about a smoke shop? You know, the types that sells joss sticks, bongs, Jamaican flags and all that stuff.

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