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Intermittent Scream on G, F# & F - Why ?

rhysonsax

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I've been playing quite a lot on my Buffet S2 tenor, which is an absolutely great horn - probably as good as my MkVI.

It has developed an intermittent problem where the G2, F#2 and F2 sometimes won't speak at all and sometimes scream up to a much higher harmonic.

I'm hoping that some of the technical people here can point me in the right direction to fix it myself.

I'm guessing that the cause could be related to either the octave mechanism or to the G# pad not closing properly. I've looked at both as I play and closer-up when I'm not playing, but there is nothing obviously wrong.

The Buffet S2 has an unusual octave mechanism with a sort of pivot for changing between the two ocatve holes and the pivot is itself moved by the G key. But all that seems to be working normally.

Help !

Rhys
 

griff136

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Hi Rhys,
it could be you have a little leak further up the instrument and it is possibke that it could be from your octave mech. If your octave mech is fully functioning and sealing as it should, it could be that you have something in your body octave pip. Check that whne your octave mech is at rest, the crook key loop is no touching the octave bar that operates it when you press the octave key. It could also be a leak of the top stack caused by a compressed linkage cork. I always first look for leaks around the Fifth above the note so as your leak is on F I would start around the C key which is the little pad above the B key cup and under your front F mech.
 
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Phil Edwards

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Hi Rhys,
.......It could also be a leak of the top stack caused by a compressed linkage cork. I always first look for leaks around the Fifth above the note so as your leak is on F I would start around the C key which is the little pad above the B key cup and under your front F mech.
Exactly what I found when I had a similar problem, check this first.

regards, Phil
 
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