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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000108.txt from 1997/12

From: (Moren, Jennifer)
Subj: Re: clack clack goes my LH B key
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:39:22 -0500


I also own a Yamaha with the same problem. I suggest that you have a
repairman fix it, but if not... I have an easy solution. About 8 years
ago, I used a small round piece of plastic from a Vandoran reed box and if
still works just fine. Take off the lever, fold the plastic over the end,
then slide the lever back on while holding the plastic in place. The
plastic will bunch up, but that is what keeps it there and working for so
long! Some of it will be sticking out of the sides, so either leave it or
trim it down (not too far) with an exacto knife. Mine has never worn out
or fallen out.

It the hole in the lever is really large, a small piece of rubber tube can
be fitted over the end. I have only seen one horn where this is the case!

Good luck,

> > New Question,
> > I have a Yamaha 72cx and the lever mechanism on the left hand
> > B key fits into a hole down in the right hand pinky area. Why Yamaha
> > makes the mechanism this way insted of how everyone else does it.....I
> > don't know and I don't care. The problem is that every shem that has
> > been put in there to quiet the key action has fallen out in short time
> > and then it rattles around when using right had B for anything. So my
> > question is Where can I find a shem that would be easy enough to
> > myself? Do they comercialy sell them? I've been contemplating tape
> > I'm sure it would be a quick temporary fix but I'm not sure that would
> > be good. suggestions?
> >
> > Sean Talbot
> > music education major
> > UW-Whitewater
> >
> >
> >

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