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 Selmer cork grease
Author: windplr 
Date:   2019-04-19 03:22

When I bought my Selmer bass a couple of years ago it came with a tube of Selmer labeled cork grease in a black tube. It is larger than the red colored tube grease, and works great on the larger barrel instrument. But.. I cannot find this anywhere for sale. I'm wondering if anyone reading this might now where I can get more. I know, there are plenty of options, but I just liked this stuff.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: tucker 2017
Date:   2019-04-19 21:52

Try La Tromba (Amazon). Best cork grease I've ever used.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: Roxann 
Date:   2019-04-19 22:41

I use Doctor Slick. It comes in a 15 mg "monster tube" as well as a smaller version. It can be ordered at They also carry a great product for cleaning mouthpieces. It's a good sight to become familiar with.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2019-04-20 14:32

Yeah you can get the "monster tube" from Doctor's Products which is fatter than the regular lipstick size tubes.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: Philip Caron 
Date:   2019-04-20 18:50

Human nature.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-04-20 20:52

La Tromba is my cork grease of choice. I find the majority of commercially available lipstick-style ones do more harm than good as they soak into the cork and destroy the adhesive.


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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: Ed 
Date:   2019-04-20 23:30

I have not seen the Selmer grease around, so I can't help there.

As people are suggesting other options, I found this synthetic grease works great and is pretty inexpensive.

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2019-04-21 02:31

I'll 'pile on' with how much better the Doctor's products and the La Tromba is compared to all of the "branded" tubes, which as Chris added: "do more harm than good"

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2019-04-21 09:28

I've tried the cork greases mentioned so far and my favourite is actually Alisyn. However it comes in a crappy container so for that reason I only use it for repairs (since it's sitting on the table, not in a case). I didn't even suggest it because having a comfortable lipstick tube seems important to the OP. I use Doctor Slick lipstick type on my own clarinets (my second favourite).

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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-04-22 00:52

La Tromba also offer cork grease in a lipstick-style dispenser.

I haven't tried it to see what it's like as I have a litre tub of their usual grease which I decant into 5g tubs which I give away with every service or overhaul I do (and will top up or fill existing grease pots with it) as well as a smaller tub for workshop use.


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 Re: Selmer cork grease
Author: m1964 
Date:   2019-04-23 07:13

I have both the lipstick and little tub of LaTromba- I prefer the grease in the tub. The grease in lipstick dispenser seems a little hard and "sticky", and the tube dispenser itself is flimsy .

My 2p.

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