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Hi guys.
I have a very nice P. Mauriat Swing JX55 Alto sax, but I have a strange intonation problems.
They shows in the second octave A, Bb, B and G too is very low. And now I am finding the solution. Is it possible, that there is something wrong with octave key's adjustments? They visually look a bit too opened (both of them) ?!
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Try playing those notes by overblowing instead of using the octave mechanism. If the intonation problem still exists, its cause is not in the octave mechanism.
 

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If you stick a piece of Blu-Tack or Plasticine underneath the octave key touchpiece it will act like a thick cork and prevent the key from being pressed down all the way. This in turn will prevent the octave key pads from rising too high. If this makes a difference to your intonation then you've found the problem - however, I don't think you'll find it'll make a difference.

It's more likely to be down to the opening height of the upper stack keys...but they don't tend to be set that low on Mauriats.

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