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 Re: sticking octave key
Author: gohpeds 
Date:   2021-04-03 23:00

Have you played this oboe recently?
Possibly the key barrel is binding between the posts. If it was Ok before, it is not because it is too long but possibly because the wood has dried and shrunk. Do not file the ends of the barrel. When the wood hydrates again it will be too short and float.
Best to put some orange peels or humidifier in the case. Warm the area with your hand before playing and oil and do not tighten the screw too much.
Season changes can do this, winter air is too dry and if you don't play this instrument regularly this can happen. Low spring tension does not do anything.
If it is a Marigaux the flat spring is tricky to place under the octave key and may be placed wrong. Other brands, Rigoutat, etc are much easier.
Hope this helps.

Gustavo.

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