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Help -Keilwerth soprano modification?

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Hi, Can anyone help me, I have just bought a Keilwerth SX90 sop and I love it, been looking for a soprano that feels right and this is the one for me. the problem I have is I have discovered a foreign body lodged in the bore near the mouthpiece end of the sax, it is a flat piece of hard material that does not block the air flow but sits in the middle of the bore splitting the air flow, could this be some sort of modification or could it be a repair of some sort although there is no evidence on the exterior of the horn. I fear trying to take it out if it is doingsomething useful but i have never come across anything like it before. Can anyone advise
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mystery solved

I just had another look at the object which was firmly stuck and gave it a good knock with the end of a screwdriver and out dropped the rusted up key for the case, it must have been there years. Can you believe it the original owner must of been playing the sax for years with that key lodged in the bore, it was so rusted it had become unrecognisable and to rusty to work the lock on the case when it came out, the guy lost his case key and never even stopped to think. So how long is it since you looked down the bore of your sax you never know what you might find in there, maybe that favourite mouthpiece your thought got nicked is stuck up there somewhere giving that unusual buzz in your low notes that you have been blaming on those dodgy reeds. Hope you enjoy this as much as i did -Stutch
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