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Rusty Mouse

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PostSubject: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:51 am

Being a newbie, I have absolutely no idea if this is just a ridiculous question or not, but as a saxophone player, it's always important to keep the cork greased, for the ease of attaching and removing the mouthpiece, to keep a good seal and to keep the cork moist to prevent cracking or flaking. Does the same apply for maintaining my calabash? I don't see the harm...
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Leyte

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:09 pm

Rusty Mouse wrote:
Being a newbie, I have absolutely no idea if this is just a ridiculous question or not, but as a saxophone player, it's always important to keep the cork greased, for the ease of attaching and removing the mouthpiece, to keep a good seal and to keep the cork moist to prevent cracking or flaking. Does the same apply for maintaining my calabash? I don't see the harm...

Is it a Bb pipe? jocolor

Sorry I just had to say that.. Sorry I don't know the answer to your question though... Laughing
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jlong

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:42 pm

I use a smidgeon Wesson cooking oil on my gourd calabash gasket. Have been doing it for 30 years to this pipe so it must work.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm sorry, but this thread title made me laugh a little, only because I could see it also being one of those obfuscated, creative titles on the "dirty" part of Craigslist that are oh-so entertaining.

That's all I have to contribute here. As you were. Cool
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jlong

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:04 pm

Well you know Kyle, I was tempted to explain putting Crisco on one's lips prevents the bit on the gourd from becoming oxidized. I refrained thinking you would make a big freakin deal about it.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:18 pm

jlong wrote:
Well you know Kyle, I was tempted to explain putting Crisco on one's lips prevents the bit on the gourd from becoming oxidized. I refrained thinking you would make a big freakin deal about it.

Laughing
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Rusty Mouse

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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:29 pm

jlong wrote:
I use a smidgeon Wesson cooking oil on my gourd calabash gasket. Have been doing it for 30 years to this pipe so it must work.

I'm going to give that a shot then, I'm sure either or would work, the cooking oil I just happen to have close by at the moment. Thanks. As for the possible innuendos both of you see in this thread, no comment! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Cork Grease On My Calabash?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:24 pm

Kyle started it!lol!
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