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Like the title says, my low B key gets stuck when depressed, even if it's with a light touch. The same happens to the same key when depressing low Bb. I'm pretty sure that it's not a pad problem since I have had that kind of problem before and this is a different kind of "sticking". It's like the B is locked in position. What can be the reason that this has happened? Can I fix it myself?
 

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Check the lower edge of the low B pad cup isn't catching on the keyguard tab or the tip of the keyguard screw if it's too long.

On the low Bb, if it has a tilting spatula, check it runs freely on the lug on the low C# touchpiece without binding.

What make of sax is it?
 

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Yeah, this could be a spatula issue. Make sure the key touches on the spatula aren't binding against each other while you're at it.
 

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BTW, if this is a bari or bass, tilt the top of the horn slightly to the right so that it's near vertical and repeat. If it doesn't happen any more, adjust your playing position accordingly.

There are some kinds of horns you can't play like Dexter.... :)
 
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