- High plains of N/W New Mexico.
For a while I have been losing tone with my old Buescher baritone with low D. I was able to play down to it, but couldn't begin with it. Today I tied the old specimen down and looked closely from the outside. When I fingered F things looked O.K. When I moved to F# the F key rose slightly, enough to notice visually. I unleashed the old bastard and did the scale, applying more pressure to F and I was able to get a nice visceral D! But I can't help thinking that the excess pressure is going to distort a key or bend a rod or something. Is it possible to build up a cork and force the key to make better closure? And where would I build up the cork?