Care of Your Oboe
1. Never force cork joints together. If assembly of parts is difficult, simply apply a little cork grease on the cork with the tip of your finger and then put the joints together.
2. Always swab the moisture out of the bore of the instrument with a swab each time you finish playing. This will extend the life of the pads and prevent unpleasant odors. Feathers will not wick moisture and are not recommended.
Recommended brands: Yamaha and Fox