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 Re: [Help Needed] What brand is this?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-06-19 20:26

Hotboy wrote:

"Just curious about the key that sits just above the right-hand G# key...what does it do?"

That's unusually the side G-Ab trill key on this oboe - the real question being "What does the lower of the two RH side keys do?"


It's linked to the Bb key with a bridge (from what I can just see from the photo), but that can't give an Ab-Bb trill as the Bb key won't open while LH3 is held down - the Bb key is linked directly to the bridge from LH3 to the 8ve mechanism. You're more likely to bend the key using it whilst LH3 is held down.

Some thumbplate systems have a side G# key as the upper side key, but this one isn't thumbplate system as they don't have LH3 ring key/fingerplate linked to the Bb key. Unless it's a Schreiber-built basic thumbplate system (Buffet student model) and they linked the LH3 fingerplate to the side key which shouldn't be done.

Normally ring key conservatoire systems have the side G# key as the lower side key and an Ab-Bb trill key as the upper of the two side keys (which also makes for a useful high F# key just as the side Bb key does on saxes in conjunction with the high F fingering), but on this oboe it seems to be reversed or it does something else entirely.


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