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Cheap soprano sax motorboating

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I have a Kohlert 709 soprano sax that I picked up cheap. It is a Viet Nam sax, and though it appears well made, it has a significant problem. The lower register keys (right hand) all cause fluttering, motorboating when you play it. The only way to remedy this is to push the mouthpiece (Metalite) in all the way on the cork. Then the horn is way out of tune. Does anyone know of any way to fix this problem, other then making a lamp out of the horn?:dontknow:
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I've had that happen on a tenor when the mouthpiece was too loose on the cork. IE - there was a leak at that juncture. Solution is new cork. Temporary solution -- wrap some paper around it, then put the mouthpiece on.
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