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 Re: Loree specs
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-08-13 14:46

Valentino peel'n'stick synthetic cork if I understand (and still use the same formula they did in the '90s) is a high density foam that's not good under adjusting screws nor any linkages as it compresses easily and the adhesive backing makes it sticky. Buffet and Schreiber used it with disastrous results.

The only place I used a similar thing (probably thinly cut polyurethane foam) was on the undersides of the low C and Eb touches purely for cosmetics, but it didn't take well to contact adhesive and peeled off and got dubbed the name 'yellow $#!t' at Howarth.

Tech cork, rubco, gummi-kork, etc. is a high density rubberised cork with far better properties compared to thin foam or natural cork when used on keywork (under adjusting screws and other linkages).

It can't be sanded easily, so has no use under key feet that need to be sanded to regulate them and no good for tenon corks as it may initially work, but once it compresses it doesn't recover well. Amati used it for sax crook corks in the '80s and they all had to be replaced once the mouthpieces no longer fitted. And while on about saxes, the only place I use it on saxes is on palm key feet as it has hardly any give. Yanagisawa use it extensively on their saxes and it's far too hard and noisy for that.

Any old adhesive residue can be removed from keywork with acetone or alcohol - only don't use acetone on anything plastic.


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