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Thanks!This is what you are shooting for.
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I think it must have gotten stuck on something and was pulled.the entire plateau (also the middle and top although less) is bent aut of shape, possibly when you or someone else too the sax apart, the keys were bent by accident, when left on the bench, if this happened before someone much have given it hell of a pull when trapped into something.
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It's getting fixed on Thursday.You'll have to take the key off to bend it any further.
That's ok...I don't know what those keys do anywayClose, but no cigar.
The Bundy isn't 'bad' (it's not a Bundy II!).I hope that you were positively surprised although a Bundy is not a bad saxophone.
Be aware that when you try to tweak a key back into place without removing it from the body, you may bend a post, or tweak a pivot or rod.It's getting fixed on Thursday.
It's a substantial upgrade from my 70's Bundy
I HOPED it would be but was actually surprised at how different the tone was
That won't get it to the final position if it is to have a close fit. As you have already suggested, the elasticity of the metal (my words) requires that it is bent beyond its desired position to settle in the correct alignment.If you have the right tool. Before having to remove the key, I would grip the area marked with the arrow firmly with a pair of smooth jawed needle nose pliers. Then putting pressure on the key arm in a counterclockwise direction, twist the key itself in a clockwise direction to the correct orientation. Bending the key off the instrument could involve putting it back on and taking it off several times to check if it is bent "correctly". If you are concerned with putting marks on the key, you can place a piece of electrical tape or duct tape on the face of the jaws.
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You may be right. Looking at the photo of the correct alignment in the photo in post #6 I see a distance of 1.5 - 2mm between the keys that may allow enough bending "beyond its desired position" to allow it to "settle in the correct alignment". The only way to know for sure would be to try it.That won't get it to the final position if it is to have a close fit. As you have already suggested, the elasticity of the metal (my words) requires that it is bent beyond its desired position to settle in the correct alignment.