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 Re: Low-G and Forked Eb intonation fixes
Author: joem5636 
Date:   2011-10-11 12:41

The suggestions were helpful. I am not sure what all helped reduce the problems (it was a Linton), but it now plays at least. One technique that seemed to help quite a bit was to paint around the tone holes with nail polish to build-up the seat (Linton had pretty flat seats mostly) and smooth the wood (most were very rough what with wood grain and the varnish Linton had applied).

The Eb seat was a mess as suggested. I scraped off the old varnish that was cracked and repainted that area with the nail polish (BTW, I used Hard as Nails as the clerk claimed it was the best -- it does seem to have worked pretty well with good build-up and hardness albeit it dries somewhat slowly for the same reasons).

I found some of the small tone holes somewhat clogged -- there are some tiny ones on the low G hole!

The Bb key's holes were also not sealing well. Again, building up the holes with nail polish and a little bending of the key helped.

The low G was still unstable but at least sounded in-tune when playing up/down scales and ignoring the meter. At least the low notes were sounding far better.

Many thanks for the suggestions. Holden McAleer also gave me some suggestions (mostly similar).

Best,

Joe

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