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 Help locating source of undertone/leak
Author: Curinfinwe 
Date:   2018-03-22 04:38

Hi, I just got a brand new R13 via a well known retailer and repair shop. It was shipped, so I'm sure something was thrown out of wack in the mail. I didn't select it, as it's destined to be my military parade horn and I'm not too fussy about that, and it seems good other than one thing.

Clarion E, F, F# and G (to a lesser extent) have a slight tightness and undertone on them. It's not a buzzing or hissing, just less clarity of sound and a definite undertone. Doesn't manifest at pianissimo, and gets worse at louder dynamics. The lower register is fine. I swapped upper and lower joints with another instrument and it's definitely only the lower joint that's causing it. I tried reseating the pad above the rings on the joint, but that made no difference and it seems to be sealing well. I do have some repair experience, and I absolutely can't think of anything else. Everything is sealing well, I can't see any obvious burrs in the tone holes or the bore...

I'd like to sort it out myself if I can, as it is brand new and I'll have a hard time getting it sent out for repair before I've even used it... I will if I have to though.

Throw any ideas my way please! It's driving me crazy.

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Curinfinwe 2018-03-22 04:38 
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Tony F 2018-03-22 09:41 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-22 18:01 
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clarnibass 2018-03-22 18:36 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-22 19:22 
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Burt 2018-03-22 21:27 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-24 20:35 
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Caihlen 2018-03-24 21:32 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-24 22:01 
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Caihlen 2018-03-24 22:41 
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Tony F 2018-03-25 01:39 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-25 04:58 
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clarnibass 2018-03-25 07:57 
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Curinfinwe 2018-03-25 21:11 


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