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Aristocrat 1 Tenor (270-290k)...Lower stack octave jumping? Split tones?

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Attention Aristocrat Series 1 tenor players!

Have you had persistent octave jumping or split tones on C# through F in the first register?

What was the cause?
What was your solution?

Just talking with a fellow player of this model...he says he has it too, and so has a friend of his who plays one!

I always suspected buzzing side keys, or perhaps something off with the key bridge on F#. Haven't taken it to a tech but the other fellow has been to several - no leaks detected!

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Just messing with the 291k tenor. I think the issue - in MY horn at least - may be certain keys in combination with each other.

- On middle finger F#1: I hear a slightly duller timbre than on fork F# and feel some extra vibration in Bb-bis.
A lot of bises aren't quite tight to the bridge linkage on F# that makes fork Bb, and as a result, the cup has a little motion in it. You can tell if you touch the bis while playing fork and the Bb changes timbre.

- On E1 (sometimes): there's some extra vibration in trill G#, as if it's buzzing the G# cup THRU the lever.
This might be a bigger issue as the G# trill is "positive" - meant to OPEN G# and not CLOSE it, as it does on older horns. It might be able to buzz G# out of seat on every note below.
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