Klarinet Archive - Posting 000035.txt from 1996/01
From: Henrik Faltstrom <edtfalt@-----.SE>
Subj: Re: corks & pads
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 03:59:45 -0500
Mike Moors wrote:
> My repairman swears by the yellow color pads. They are treated to resist
> water. As for the cork on the "speaker key", again it is to resist
> water. Many people have their entire upper joint replaced with cork.
> Mike Moors
I used yellow Hermes pads when I repadded my clarinet. My repairman told me
the felt is a little harder than in the standard white ones, and therefore the
pads stay flat longer.
Both my Yamaha A and Buffet Bb came with cork padded register keys from the
BTW I think replacing the entire upper joint with cork would cause an awfully
stuffy sound :-)