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Author: Clarineteer 
Date:   2017-11-16 01:17

Does anyone know where I can purchase tan gel gummy pads usually used on an oboe. I want to try them on a clarinet. Thanks in advance for your help.

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 Re: Pads
Author: Steven Ocone 
Date:   2017-11-16 02:34

I've been repairing oboes for many years and haven't heard of them. The word "gummy" doesn't inspire confidence.

Steve Ocone

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 Re: Pads
Author: richard smith 
Date:   2017-11-17 01:43

I used cork, and much patience and care.

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 Re: Pads
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2017-11-17 07:15

Oboes usually have cork pads.

For gummy pads, oboists tend to like these:

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 Re: Pads
Author: dorjepismo 2017
Date:   2017-11-17 07:41

S&S by default uses something they call "silicone resonance pads," which, when they described them to me, sounded like they might have something like a gel layer. Don't know if that's what you mean, but . . . http://www.resonanzoptimierung.de/ResoProdukte/ProdukteQRP.html.

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 Re: Pads
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2017-11-17 07:50

I once fixed a Bettoney plateau clarinet that had silicone pads installed. I liked that they were waterproof, but they needed a special (green?) adhesive hold them in place.

The only silicone pad on the market I know of are these:


Haven't tried them yet but they look promising. They even have cork on the back so you can use any glue.


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 Re: Pads
Author: Clarineteer 
Date:   2017-11-17 11:00


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 Re: Pads
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-11-17 13:42

What oboes usually use gel gummy pads?

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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