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Advice on F# key

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Hi all

Have recently bought a Yamaha YTS-23 as a back up tenor. All is fine bar the F# key. It is not lowering over the hole without considerable force. I do not mean it is leaking only to be spotted by a light, I mean it is clear that the key is not lowering enough. Around the entire whole there's a mm gap. Is there an easy way to correct this? The pad seems fine, new almost, so am wondering if one of the rods needs looking at....

Have never repaired my own saxes apart from small jobs, which this well may be. If so, can someone point me in the right direction?

Many thanks in advance.

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I would rather adjust screws than file cork so I like the Yamaha construction. The problem is mostly that the screw pitch is too coarse .. so a very fine adjustment is necessary. I don't have experience with better adjustment screw mechanisms than Yamaha on horns .. so I stand to be corrected.

I like the adjustment screws so much that I am very tempted to install them on other horns that use the "filing the corks" system -- every horn should have them... and why not?

please correct me

Fraser in Toronto
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