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Offline Abraxas

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Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« on: December 24, 2020, 09:20:35 PM »
I have some cheap clarinets I'd like to donate to a school. Evettes .. B12's that sort of thing. A lot of them need new tenon cork. Perhaps someone can recommend types and sellers and if you really want to go all out, perhaps a short review for either.

I have used contact cement and done a decent job but I've run out of cork and am not confident I got good quality stuff in the first place. Thanks.

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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2020, 05:09:09 PM »
I always use Music Medic tenon corks.

They quality control is a bit iffy, with perhaps 10% of them having cracks or other defects in the cork. But the price is about the best when buying in bulk.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 08:30:36 AM »
Instrument Clinic and Prestini are fine too. I bend the sheet in various directions to find which direction it prefers to bend in without starting to crack. Then I mark the orientation with a pen. That eliminates most cracking.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 11:52:43 AM »
If you want to go cheap you can always hit eBay too. You can pick up pre cut cork pretty cheap. If you are just replacing anything but the bottom bell cork it is usually sufficient size. Its relatively cheap about 3 to 4 bucks for 10 strips 80mm x 11 mm. Its not the best cork but it is good enough usually.
Music medic has some lower grade clearance cork right now too.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 03:42:07 PM »
If you want to go cheap you can always hit eBay too. You can pick up pre cut cork pretty cheap. If you are just replacing anything but the bottom bell cork it is usually sufficient size. Its relatively cheap about 3 to 4 bucks for 10 strips 80mm x 11 mm. Its not the best cork but it is good enough usually.
Music medic has some lower grade clearance cork right now too.

Grumpy, thanks for the clearance cork tip!
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 01:02:10 PM »
Wow that Music Medic is a bargain and a half !! Just ordered some stuff and being in Canada and getting free shipping is a huge bonus.

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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 02:58:39 PM »
Wow that Music Medic is a bargain and a half !! Just ordered some stuff and being in Canada and getting free shipping is a huge bonus.

I just received my order of 4 pieces (2 of each thickness). I'm satisfied with the quality for the price.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 06:30:16 PM »
I bought 2 of each sheet as well. Like you said, it is good for the money. If it does what it needs to do it doesn't have to look pretty.
I picked up some 3 mil cork from somewhere else also. I want to see if I can make my own pads out of it.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 03:14:42 PM »
Does anyone have advice on cleaning all the old cork from the tenons?

 I have pics from my first project horn but we are still working getting the forum photo attachment feature to work.
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Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 04:17:54 PM »
Personally, don't look at me funny, I use pliers opened up and a wire brush after to get the last flecks. Yes I saw it on YouTube and honestly it works well. I tried a razor and that was just a pain.

Found the video I watched. The cork replacement is more towards the end.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vpHVtIKBbDs
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