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 Re: Sticky first octave pad
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-03-03 22:58

Another problem with the lower 8ve vent is it is prone to being compressed when the case lid is closed or when using a soft-sided case with the lid pocket overloaded with stuff which puts undue pressure on the keywork.

Most oboe cases I see have a deep impression or a hole in the fabric covering the lid cushion caused by the adjusting screw pip on the lower 8ve key digging into it. That will squeeze the pad onto the lower 8ve vent and if there's any moisture still on that pad, it'll end up sticking and corroding the surface of the 8ve insert.

As was mentioned in a previous reply, you can have the pad ground down but leaving the impression in the centre to be sure it seats against the 8ve insert.

Some oboes have an adjusting screw on the 2nd 8ve key to limit how much pressure it exerts on the lower 8ve vent pad, but that's only good if the lower 8ve pad hasn't become compressed from the pressure of being cased up. The adjusting screw on the lower 8ve key is in a particularly vulnerable position and is one of the highest pieces of keywork when the instrument is in its case.


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