Selmer Tuning Slide and Cork Grease

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  1. adc

    adc Mezzo Piano User

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    Spit corks or valve corks?
     
  2. amzi

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    Saxophone neck grease--various woodwind cork grease. I suppose you could use it on your spit valve corks, but I wouldn't use it on valve corks.
     
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  3. adc

    adc Mezzo Piano User

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    I agree. Thanks.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Cork grease is for woodwind instruments. In the old days companies did not merchandise the hell out of stuff. A medium lubricant was used for many different things and no one complained about the “feel” being wrong. A less decadent way of saying “good enough”!
     
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  5. Sol

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    It is thick grease for slides that you don't want to be able to move too easily. It is thick and sticky. Good for the tuning slide and 2 nd. Valve slide, and the third slide dump on Bach Bb trumpets. Not good for first and thrid valve slides.
     
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  6. Dale Proctor

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    I use it on all my slides, but cut it with valve oil on the 1st and 3rd slides so they move easily.
     
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  7. Vulgano Brother

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    Used it until I discovered anhydrous lanolin. Just as sticky, but easier to wash off.
     
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  8. adc

    adc Mezzo Piano User

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    yea. I use 50/50 lanolin/vasaline. Just wanted to try
     
  9. N1684T

    N1684T Mezzo Piano User

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    Always used Vaseline.
     
  10. Sol

    Sol Pianissimo User

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    You can't wash off Selmer slide grease. But you can wipe it off. One container will last many years. The last one I had cracked from age, but there was still grease left in it.
     

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