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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:
Thanks
Gary
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Your horn may well be in need of some adjusting, but in the meantime, does taking more mouthpiece into your mouth help alleviate the problem? You could also try relaxing your embouchure to see if too much tension is exacerbating the problem.
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