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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000120.txt from 1998/03

From: avrahm galper <>
Subj: cork grease for the two keys under the throat A
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 22:21:23 -0500

A good friend of mine, James Morton, told me to use pencil graphite for
the connection in those keys mentioned. One may have to take off the
thumb ring key to do this, and if one does, just make sure you have a
pencil that has a long tip and insert it under the cork and rotate the
pencil so that some graphite comes off on the cork(where it sticks).
That is better than grease, you don't want that spot sticky. The real
solution is to put a new cork on when necessary because a ridge forms
there and the corks don't work so well. And that spot is a very crucial
spot for playing smoothly.The trouble is that its hidden and not so well
exposed. Graphite may be the answer.So-sharpen your pencils!

Avrahm Galper

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