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 English horn Bb tone hole not consistently sealing
Author: matt_lin18 
Date:   2017-01-16 22:11
Attachment:  english horn.jpg (53k)

See attached picture for the key in question.

When no fingers are put down, the Bb tone hole should be down. However, it is raised very very slightly (barely perceptible to the eye) above the tone hole - causing a minor leak. This only affects one note - A natural which makes it sound muffled and weak. If I'm playing A, I can use a third finger to force that key to go down and then it sounds fine.

However, it's not always consistent. The issue comes and goes at random times. My best guess is that it would have to do with the weather. Maybe a change in humidity could cause the wood to shrink or maybe even the pad to shrink a little. Is there an adjustment screw I can turn to force it to go down?

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