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 Re: Buffet left hand nylon pin/dowel
Author: Terry Stibal 
Date:   2007-02-13 04:04

This all reminds me of the problem that I had with my Yamaha baritone when I picked it up for a very reasonable price back in the 1980's. ALthough in relatively flawless condition for a used instrument, it did have two small problems.

On the bell portion of the instrument of the instrument are the great saucer pads, and each pad is stopped (and tuned, for what it's worth for those notes) by a felt bumper. Each such bumper is made of a dark maroon felt, and looks much like similar items on all other such instruments.

However, the Yamaha bumpers are of a slightly smaller or larger diameter than those found on other horns, and what I could find locally just did not fit. I could have trimmed down the other bumpers to fit, but why go coach when you can go first class?

The problem was that no one within a hundred miles of my home stocked the damn'd things. Calls to Yamaha returned the typical "Contact your local dealer" crap. I could not find anyone willing to order the things for me.

So, reworked some green felts, and then took to calling on every musical repair facility that I could find, looking for the elusive little cylinders.

It took the better part of a year before I located a cache of them in Evansville IN. (That in and of itself was not that unusual - I've found all sorts of things in the "City That Time Forgot" in the past.) The repair place had a small plastic bag of them, and I bought all of them save two.

Of course, I've never needed another since I replaced the missing two. But, if things go wrong, I'm ready to spring into action.

I had a similar problem with an Opel GT automobile I owned back in the early 1970's. Nifty little car, but with one great flaw. In the side of the carburetor (remember those?) was a hefty brass adjustment screw with a sort of ball valve in the head of same. One evening while making the trek back to Ft. Knox from home up in St. Louis, this screw vibrated out (making a loud "thonk" as it did so), and immediately the engine would stop running as long as I was not accelerating. I drove on for a hundred miles through the mountains of Southern IN, with the accelerator floored the while, until I made it back to Ft. Knox.

The next afternoon, a trip to the local Buick dealer (the importer for the Opel line) to replace the missing screw. It only took two weeks to get the OEM replacements from Deutchland (I bought five, just to be on the safe side). I still have one, kept as a reminder that hard to get parts are just that...

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