Re: re corking staples
There is a website: http://oboetube.com/ that offers an alternative to cork. It's called the Nissen Tube. You can use your own tubes but they sell a plastic part that mounts on the tube. Rubber rings makes the tube fit firmly in the oboe. There is also a bocal version of this.
I have not tried these but you might want to give them a try. Has anyone on the list tried these?
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