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 Symptoms of clogged octave vent
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2020-06-04 17:58

Hi all,

I've been troubleshooting some mechanical issues on my 18 month old Loree which appeared suddenly with summer temperature and humidity changes. My B flat vent on the upper joint flew out of adjustment, as did my forked F vent. I believe I have solved these, and I am getting suction in both joints against my lip.

I am still having some difficulty with first octave notes E, F#, G at the top of the staff where they're mostly fine, but occasionally one will squeak or respond a little slowly. The lower octaves are reliable. Could this be a symptom of a clogged octave vent? I can't see any cracks but probably can't rule one out.

I don't have an octave vent remover tool. I do live very close to a nationally renown repair shop and am due for a tune-up already, but after COVID-19 the scheduling backlog is pretty deep.

Thanks as always


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