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Hello everybody, I just got home from a gig I played on my tenor. Between sets our sound engineer changed batteries of my Mic. But afterwards I couldn't get any notes out of it. Just very out of tune or some high squeaks. Does anyone has any idea what this can be?
 

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A spring off one of the keys near the top of the instrument? A high F upper post knocked out of alignment?
 

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Maybe Octave mechanism bent. When you say upper C do you mean the upper register is ok but nothing in the lower register?
 

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either octave key bend out of shape (as davidh suggests) (happens oftten when people grab the neck to turn it) or the neck is turned in such a position that the top octave remains (slightly or massively ) open.

It happens often to people with “ selmer-like” horn designs
 

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Actually it's every c. It's like everything you need to press a key for will not sound like the right note or will just squeak.
 

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check the top octave key and the side octave key
 

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Actually it's every c. It's like everything you need to press a key for will not sound like the right note or will just squeak.
So the problem is not the octave mechanism.

Have you yet looked yet for a missing pad near the top of the instrument, or a key bend that has made a pad not align and seal with a tone hole, or a spring missing/dislodged/broken such that a normally closed key is not closing? All of these near the top of the instrument.
Or on the key next above the first-finger B key clearly not fully closing when A and B keys are pressed?

Feedback would be helpful.
 

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If no notes are coming out, then a spring has been dislodged example the spring on your f# or e key, or a key has been bent during the mic work, it’s not hard to bend any of the palms. If a pad has fallen out, then you really need to have the instrument serviced or repadded.

Steve
 
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