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 Feather keys opening D#
Author: Jim22 
Date:   2017-10-27 05:30

I have an adjustment issue on my Yamaha 441 oboe. For anyone familiar with Reg Thorp's book, it's adjustment item 21. I have the adjustment screw at the back of the D# key backed out all the way, and the barrel the screw screws into is pushing on the leaf spring under the key and opening the D# key slightly. I think I need to create a little more space between the barrel and the spring. My options are:

1. Bend the leaf spring so the last little section is more parallel to the bottom of the barrel. It currently angles up a bit.
2. Change the corks under the B and Bb bumpers to be thicker.
3. Add a cork spacer so the D# key pushes the leaf spring down a little further. There's an extension of the key there that seems a bit short.

Am I approaching this the right way?


Jim C.

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