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Clarinet Cork Replacement

What you need

  1. Clarinet Cork Replacement, Cork: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Using pliers, remove the old cork by pinching it off.

  2. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Clean the joint with soap and water

  3. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Measure the width of the tenon joint.

    • Only measure the area where the cork will lie, not the entire joint.

  4. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Cut the new cork to match the width of the tenon joint.

  5. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Peel off the backside of the cork to reveal the adhesive.

  6. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Wrap the cork around the joint.

  7. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Sand the cork with sandpaper until the cork is smooth.

  8. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Apply cork grease on the new cork.

  9. Clarinet Cork Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly twist and slide the joint back together.


Once your clarinet is reassembled, leave the joint together for at least a few hours to let the cork compress and adhere properly. Play the fully assembled clarinet or blow some air through the joint to check for any leaks. When you are ready to put it away, disassemble it carefully. Enjoy your new cork!

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Hill Xiong

Member since: 10/26/17

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Where do you buy the corks from? Could you post a link to them?

Joshua Leung - Reply

Make sure to use sandpaper with around 60 - 80 grit

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Wat if the cork strips don't have adhesive.wat do I use

kendall mckenzie - Reply

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