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Thorp in a Manual of Woodwind Repair says he backs off the adjustment screws on the key bar because he doesn't trust them!

In other words he screws them out as far as they will go because in his mind with time they could begin to loosen by themselves.

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I think I would like to know which page of his manual you quoted him from. I'd like to read that section as I would believe there is more to this than just what you stated. More input required... ;)
 

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I am sorry. I am completely mistaken about the adjustment screws. I was not reading the text correctly.

He says nothing negative about adjustment screws.

Please forgive me.
 

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You are forgiven.
I wouldn't want my adjustment screws to come out on a gig!>>>>
 

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The more adjusting screws, the better (in my opinion).

Shame Yamaha took them off their 875 Custom series saxes. And I like the early MkVIs that had adjustable RH main action key feet.
 

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"The more adjusting screws, the better (in my opinion). "

That is one delightful thing about oboes.

Of course, most of their keys are so small and rigid that the option of adjusting by bending does not exist, so they HAVE to have adjusting screws.
 
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