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 sticking octave key
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2021-04-02 20:51

I have driven a couple hundred miles, paid a lot of money, and this still does not work. I put the oboe away for quite a long while after the last time I tried to get it fixed. Frustrated is putting it mildly.
The octave key, when depressed, should allow the octave vent to open (sorry i do not know proper terms for this, hopefully you can figure it out.) It does not open unless I manually open it. Then when I release the octave key, this vent should close, but it sits there and I have to close it manually. It sits there unless I move it manually, both directions. The shop said they put a "stronger spring" in it but....I cannot tell if this is a lubrication problem or a friction problem from something being bent in a way I cannot see.
What can I do? I am tired of taking it places and paying money and it comes back the same way it left. The rest of the oboe seems to be working fine. This thing that isn't working is on a rocker; the rocker has a screw that could be used to tighten or loosen. What should I try? It can't get worse since I can only play in one octave or the other based on where I have put that rocker manually and it stays there until I move it manually again.

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