I'm behind the curve on this one. Can anyone describe the mechanics and function of this key? A picture would also be great. Thanks.
Yes and it works. I owned one and that was it's only function.I believe the function of it is to stabilize the middle C#. By having the key, there is no no need for a substitute fingering to bring a normally flat note. I am sure there are other functions, but this seems to be the main one.
Yes but it uses two holes instead of one therefore requiring an extra key/padcup/pad.The linkage can be a bit 'stodgy' but once set up it's quite reliable.Is this similar to the extra vent key for C# on sop saxes, which stays open for C#2 but closes with the octave key for C#3?
Yes but it uses two holes instead of one therefore requiring an extra key/padcup/pad.The linkage can be a bit 'stodgy' but once set up it's quite reliable.
Heh! heh! sh-t happens Neville! one of the joys of playin' the "Devils Horn" !!Unless the cork buffer happens to come off during a gig and the whole mechanism can jam open in a way that renders the horn unplayable if you don't know what is going on! (At least on an early one I saw...they may have changed the mechanism later on.)