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 Re: Fox 300 cork replacement
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2023-01-14 02:16

Do you mean the linkage corks on the undersides of the trill, con bar and bell key linkages? If they've all fallen off, then you ought to have your oboe serviced as chances are others are likely to fall off as well. While Fox do use nylon tipped adjusting screws, some keys still require key corks for both regulation and mechanical silence.

Personally I'd never use natural cork on the linkages and use tech cork (gummi-kork, rubco, hycotex, etc.) as that's much harder wearing. You will need a sheet of that of around 0.3mm to 0.4mm thick and best to use contact adhesive to glue it onto the keys, only you have to make sure all the previous adhesive and remnants of cork have been removed and the surfaces thoroughly degreased before applying a thin layer of adhesive to them and also to the tech cork, then leaving for several minutes for the solvent to evaporate before joining both glued surfaces together, applying some pressure to determine they're bonding, then trimming up the excess tech cork with a fresh razor blade or scalpel blade.

I'd strongly recommend you don't do this yourself if you've never worked on oboes at all as the chances of having to do any adjustments after replacing the key corks will need to be done and that can involve having to bend keywork, which is not advisable for a novice to do. Leave it to the professionals and oboe specialists rather than a Jack or Jill of all trades who rarely works on oboes.


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