It is not the done thing - the aim is to keep the neck joint scrupuously clean so it is best to keep all substances away from the joint in order not to attract any dirt, dust or other stuff that may intrude. A decent joint should just go in and out even if it might be a slightly tight fit (close tolerance). Any problems with that just post something in the Technical section and help/advice will magically appear.
Yes. You can also use petroleum jelly (vaseline), which may be easier to find/cheaper. Just a thin smear every time you put the mouthpiece on at first, after a while the cork becomes impregnated with it and doesn't need it so often.Thanks
Now I have to go shop for some cork grease [for the mouthpiece] because it wasn't included...& I think that's has to be regularly applied .
It's also a good idea to put your mouthpiece onto the neck before you put the neck onto the sax. It just saves the neck joint from getting damaged!
Well done mate ...I have setup the sax and gave it a try.After a minute or two I did managed to get some notes out of it.Of course I'm still clueless ,but I can tell you that I liked this saxophone's sound. I really did enjoyed my 1st try...
Now its time for me to get to work on my technique...any recommended resources?
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If possible get yourself a teacher, when first starting its a big help believe me. The very best of luck to you.
Kind regards Rob.
Do I need to apply grease or vaseline to my neck joint ? So far I haven't touched anything ,because I do not want top expirement.[to point the obvious ,sax is never used so nothing ever have been applied to neck or the other piece].
Contrary to all the other advise on here I do in fact use cork grease on the neck joint, but not in the way you mean... periodically when I think the neck is becoming slightly tight I apply a little cork grease, rub it all over the joint and then wipe it clean... It lifts all the in-ground dirt out. Albeit only a tiny discolouration on a cloth. That would be about every month or so.