Maintenance of corks and keys of the clarinet - Clarinet U Article

Maintenance of corks and keys of the clarinet

Corks are certainly one of the most important elements in the clarinet. They allow the correct assembly of every part of our instrument, so it is necessary to carry out proper maintenance to extend the lifespan of corks and thus avoid serious problems in the future.

Generally, if some joints seem to be a little tight by assembling the clarinet, applying a moderate amount of cork grease will be sufficient to make easier the assembly of the instrument. However, some people apply cork grease every day, which may provoke the cork to crumble away in time.