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 Re: Buffet left hand nylon pin/dowel
Author: spiderbelle 
Date:   2007-03-04 19:44

I just saw this thread, and although I don't have any suggestions for how to improve this design flaw, I'd like to add my name to the list of people who have had the nylon lever pin break.

Also, it happened to break during a performance -- thankfully, it was just a summer community band concert; nevertheless, it was rather unnerving, especially when I had no idea why I suddenly couldn't play.

Fortunately, I found the broken pin at my feet, and it was still long enough to put back into the lever and finish the concert (although it did fall out another 2-3 times within a half-hour or so).

Another clarinetist in the band knew about this problem with newer Buffets, told me it was a pretty common issue, and advised me to hold the broken pin inside the lever with a little dab of clear nail polish. (Yes, I was very careful NOT to 'paint' the wood.)

I still haven't gotten a replacement pin for it -- the little dab of clear nail polish has held quite well -- but I live in constant fear of it happening again. That's not much fun. Thanks to all contributors on this thread -- I think I'll try to get a metal replacement. I'd rather have 'durable and reliable' over 'a little quieter but can wreak havoc without notice.'



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