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Felt pad fell off!

Fraser Jarvis

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Playing my Super 20 tenor yesterday when suddenly the A and bis keys went hey wire, i had a look and it looked like something was missing between the two, and then i saw it......a little felt pad had fallen on the floor so I glued it back on were I thought it went......on the back of the A key touch.

Anyway it won’t play right now seems to jump octaves and bottom E wont voice right so I’m guessing ive stuck the felt back in the wrong place, can anyone confirm were it should go and what I may have done? BTW It was playing perfectly before the pad fell off.
 

Reed Warbler

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Maybe it fell from the back of the front F? There's no felt on the back of the A key on my S.20. Hopefully someone more technical than me will have advice.
 
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Fraser Jarvis

Fraser Jarvis

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Hi no definitely back of A key as I can see where it has touched the back of the key, guess it’s off to the tech to get sorted.
 

scotsman

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Pop a leak light down and close the pads. That will tell you the problen.. BTW I use a LED strip light from a caravan shop as a leaklight .. Cheap and easy! Regards.. Hope this helps..
 

jbtsax

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I second the recommendation to use a leak light. This can be a tricky area of regulation where the A touch needs to close the Bis, A, and C pads at exactly the same time---especially on older saxes that don't have regulation adjusting screws. If it is out of adjustment (regulation) I advise taking it to a tech.
 

spike

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Are you feeling any vibrations in your finger tips when playing those left hand stack notes ? - C#, B, A, G etc.
If so and you don't have a leak light try playing and use your right hand to tap close on all the keys above.
It would seem to indicate a little leak somewhere above G, and as @jbtsax says it's a tricky area of regulation especially if you don't have any regulating screws.
 
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Fraser Jarvis

Fraser Jarvis

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Hi , just noticed all the replies and suggestions, thanks guys.

Although I am mechanically minded I’ve never liked to fiddle with saxophone’s so when ive got time its off to the tech.

Thanks again.
 
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