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 Re: Removing the top 3 trill keys?
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-03-08 00:53

Actually just removing my alternate G#/D# key from the bottom joint makes a noticeable difference, so you are right- taking those keys off will reduce weight. And if you don't ever need the trills that Paul mentions above (plus, I have met very find players who don't use the F# chromatic option very often) you might as well try it out. You may find rubber plugs a good solution for closing the holes (a repair friend of mine has these for when he's testing the seal) or as a temporary solution blue tack etc. I'd advise against using the various forms of tape, but I suppose it would work.
Someone I knew who closed off the chromatic Eb/Bb key filled the hole with a carefully shaped cork, and this worked as a good permanent solution but was quite tricky to do (had to mill the cork to a cylinder that was just slightly oversized, and sealed the top side with shellac). This will also only work on holes that aren't undercut, but the trill keys usually are just cylindrical holes so that would work.

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