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Low B-flat when hitting low B issue

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If I hit the Low B key at all while playing the low B-flat, low B-flat will not come out. There is some sort of leak (I'm assuming).

I was under the impression that hitting both should still close the pads to play low B-flat.
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Low C# pops open ?

Mark VI does not have an adjustment screw there. Cork only.

My clients demand low C# not pop open when low B or Bb is fingered, and they expect B and Bb to close perfectly also. You can get those three pads all to close, but it takes effort and good pads. It helps tremendously to have enough glue behind the pads to tweak out the leaks associated with rod flex.

Most of my clients are classical players in university.
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