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 Low-G and Forked Eb intonation fixes
Author: joem5636 
Date:   2011-10-05 20:20

I am a good amateur bassoonist but have offered to try to get a local school's bassoon playing half-way decently and have little experience with, especially, intonation repairs. The instrument seems fairly "tight" but two notes in particular have serious intonation problems:

Low-G plays about 50 cents flat. I tried some tape on the top and (alternately) bottom sides of the F hole but that did not seem to help. I have had someone push the various keys on the butt while playing the G to see if some key is leaking but without success. I can lip this note up about 20 cents but it then switches to the middle G (which does play well).

The forked Eb is very sharp. I have cleaned all the tone holes and the bore. I have not tried tape on the inside of the D hole yet (and can never remember whether it should be on the top or bottom to correct which direction. I assume top makes it sharper?).

I have a call in to my own repair person, but hate to mooch too much.

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