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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).



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