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 Re: EH thumb octave key issue
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2018-11-10 13:14

Two possibilities come to mind:

1) The 1st octave key is not opening even though you are pressing the thumb key. The thumb octave key is spring loaded and doesn't directly open like the side octave key., so look at the instrument when you press the thumb key. Look at the octave vent key when pressing the thumb key...does the octave key actually open? If it does not, it could be the cork pad that is sticking to the body, or it could be the the screw/pivot action that is binding. If the pad is sticking to the instrument, sometimes just raising the key will break whatver sticky bond it has.

2) The 1st octave vent is dirty. You need a special tool to remove the metal vent from the body of the instrument, and you will need a qualified oboe repair tech that has this special tool so that they can clean the vent.

Bay Area, California

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