Due to the amount of flex in the mechanism, this is by far the best way to get the lower stack to work - if the top pad in the RH stack is set to close at the same rate as the others (while the long Bb and F#-G# adjusting screws are backed off), then the top pad will lighten up once the long Bb and F#-G# screws are regulated, or open slightly when the low C#, B and Bb keys are used making the bell notes unstable as the G# pad cup will force it open.riFph said:Go slow and open and close the F and E slowly and softly a few times to check. Idealy they should close at the same time but it would be better for the F# to close first, but only slightly.
Even Yamaha set up their saxes this way. Provied all the pads are seating well and you close the RH keys with the right amount of pressure (ie. not having to squeeze them closed or playing with the featherlight touch some flute players use) then it'll all work. The flexibility of the keywork will be enough to ensure the fingerplates close.