cork or rubber?

on some instruments the spit key has cork or rubber.which one is the better?personally i prefer rubber..............

NICK HARRIS
SOLO BARITONE CMFCB
NOT A CONDUCTOR
NOT A MEMBER OF ANY WIND ENSEMBLE
 
i used to have cork but found that rubber seems to fit more tightly onto the tube.also rubber doesn't split much unlike cork which wears out over a period of time and leaks.

nick harris
 
Now Nick, i wouldn't go for any of them. Blue-tack is far superior, and it also means that if you get bored in a rehearsal you can break some of it off and throw it at people! :wink: :D
 

Hollso

Member
My Getzen cornet has funny valve button things. They're alright, but my hand gets a bit... wet :roll: They're definately something different.
 

Trom41821

Member
homocidalbennyboy said:
I've always had cork, so I've never known any different ...
Our trombonist once got a water key cork stuck in his mouthpiece (they were both in his pocket!). Intially he thought the trombone had sprung a leak and as this was 5 minutes before a concert all the joints on his "bone" were taped up with insulating tape. It wasn't until he went on stage that he found the cork in his mouthpiece!!!!!!!!!!

There are many equally as daft stories about this trombone player that I might be persuaded to tell!???
 

eric

Member
baritone impresario said:
on some instruments the spit key has cork or rubber.which one is the better?personally i prefer rubber..............

NICK HARRIS
SOLO BARITONE CMFCB
NOT A CONDUCTOR
NOT A MEMBER OF ANY WIND ENSEMBLE
You sad man.... :roll: Does it really matter ?
 

lynchie

Active Member
well that was helpful... :roll:

i think we had a thread while back about a fancy new kind of water key... someone more qualified will give you a link I'm sure!
 
eric said:
baritone impresario said:
on some instruments the spit key has cork or rubber.which one is the better?personally i prefer rubber..............

NICK HARRIS
SOLO BARITONE CMFCB
NOT A CONDUCTOR
NOT A MEMBER OF ANY WIND ENSEMBLE
You sad man.... :roll: Does it really matter ?
Glad you noticed!! :lol:
 

Okiedokie of Oz

Active Member
I've never had anything except cork personally, but I know people with rubber.

Yes Cork can dry out, but isn't that the advantage?? I mean water left to sit and not dry out would go moldy, wouldn't it with rubber??
 

Banana

Member
Dave Euph said:
Cork one kept falling out of my old euph, it got a little irritating after a while ... :?
That's the glue, not the material of the bung! Try Uhu. Or am I missing the point (what point?) - aren't you supposed to glue them in?
 

jameshowell

Active Member
I personally don't like either...

My Taylor London has Armado waterkeys (I'm guessin they are what the ealier poster "fancy button things" was referring to)

They never leak, they don't spray spit everywhere and they don't dent your tubing.
 

dyl

Active Member
I've never been to Cork! And didn't even know there was a place called Rubber. :roll:
 

Dave Euph

Member
Banana said:
Dave Euph said:
Cork one kept falling out of my old euph, it got a little irritating after a while ... :?
That's the glue, not the material of the bung! Try Uhu. Or am I missing the point (what point?) - aren't you supposed to glue them in?
Never said I blamed the thing ... I just couldn't be bothered to glue it back in so I just wedged it in as far as possible ... :)
 
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