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 Re: Sticky first octave pad
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-03-03 12:49

It could be one of several things, and do NOT use a paper towel or any kind of standard paper for this problem:

1. There could be a minuscule amount of corrosion on the rocker key barrel as Chris P said. Sometimes just loosening and tightening the screw a couple times is enough to solve the problem. Make sure that, when you screw in the screw, that you turn it clockwise just until it stops. Do not tighten it, which can make the posts bind and stop the key from raising.

2. It also might be a sticky remnant of a soft drink you drank a couple weeks ago. To clean the pad, wet the corner of an old soft dollar bill. Place the wet corner under the pad and press lightly. After a minute, pull the bill out while pressing lightly and repeat. Then do the same move with a dry corner of the bill. Money is closer to cloth than paper and is very strong, which allows you to press down moderately while pulling off any contaminant.

3. It also could be that the pad is sticking to the metal insert due to a small burr on the metal. This you will have to take to a qualified repair tech.

Bay Area, California

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