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Tinny vibrations

Profusia

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My very old tenor has come back from the technician's after a service with a tinny vibration - more prominent in the G to C range than in the D to F range. (That's a tinny sound as opposed to a "tiny" vibration)

Using a very soft reed seems to mask it a bit, and having the tip of the reed protuding ever so slightly further out than the tip of the mouthpiece improves still further, albeit at the cost of a generally fogged out tone.

No obvious loose bits or rattles.

Just wondered if anyone has any experience of this or suggestions (other than taking it straight back to the technician)?

(Apologies to anyone who has already seen me allude to this issue in a different thread about my fluffy middle D.)
 

Colin the Bear

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Sounds like a sympathetic vibration of the mechanism. It could be a bit of missing cork or felt causing metal to hit metal or a loose screw or perhaps something very worn.
 

Profusia

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Thanks guys. I've spoken to the technician who says to drop in with it when I get a chance. I also had my lesson tonight and my tutor could hear it but only just and thought I may be feeling it as much as hearing it and that to him it wasn't a big worry.
 

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