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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000705.txt from 2001/07

From: "David B. Niethamer" <dnietham@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Unabashed compliments to The Doctor's Products
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 22:43:26 -0400

on 7/26/01 7:10 PM, CLARK FOBES wrote:

>He makes a cork grease called "Dr Slick" that is made from extract of
>Slipper Elm bark. I have been repairing instruments for 25 years and have
>always kept my eye out for a good cork grease. This is it. It contains no
>petroleum (which quickly ruins cork) and no lanolin. It remains slippery
>without getting all over the instrument and it would seem that one tube is
>just about a life time supply.

While I'm promoting the products of others... ;-)

I use this cork grease, which is really great for this climate. In the
summer here in Richmond VA (USA) it gets hot and muggy, and most cork
grease gets goopy (scientific term!) and, as Clark puts it, "migrates"
all over the place. Dr. Slick stays the same consistency year round and
lubricates well for me. I give tubes ( or now the somewhat larger tubs)
for presents to my students.

I can't wait to try the mouthpiece cleaner.

David

David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony
dnietham@-----.edu
http://members.aol.com/dbnclar1/

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