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 Replacement Keys or Parts
Author: Yvonne 
Date:   2012-08-24 23:47

Does anyone know of a company/website where I can order parts/key replacements, with options for nickle, silver plated, sterling silver.

I found one site that sells keys but gives no indication of metal composition and I suspect it's all just nickle and I want options, not just a functional replacement.

About me...

I do my own minor repairs as needed. I've never once needed to visit a repair shop, mainly because I take great care of my instruments. I have many.

I have recently begun picking up beginner woodwind instruments in yard sales, thrift stores etc... and cleaning them up for donation or resale, which ever suits my mood. I'm a big fan of promoting music in kids and high school students. I currently have a pair instruments in my office that I'm working on where this issue of replacement keys has come up.

I also have a beautiful Buffet R13, but I would like to replace the nickle keys with sterling silver keys, one key at a time, as I can afford them. I am not interested in silver plated keys.

The reason I want to replace them is due to the acid in my fingers. Even wiping down my instrument with a polishing cloth after every use has not slowed the wearing away of the nickle plating and it's ruining the beauty of the instrument. The only thing my fingers don't eat through is gold, platinum and sterling silver. I can't wear cheap jewelry either, so I just don't wear any at all. =)

Your help is much appreciated!

Bb Clarinet

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