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I recently had a very old bassoon to repair that had the hard rubber liner shrink in length about 3/16 -1/4" in length (not diameter) on the wing joint. This was an instrunment that I was charged with re-stringing the joints only so I was not asked to go beyond this reair, but I was wondering what others had done about this problem. The bassoon was maple with a hard rubber liner and a nickle tenon cap. The shrinkage didn't seem to cause any tone hole issues that I could tell with out a scope. There was a large gap between the nickle cap and the end of the hard rubber liner.

Surprisingly this old monster played easily after I restung all the joints and did a few adjustments...which I wasn't supose to do...Just restring it!

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