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I just got a/an SML (Revision D) from ebay that I'm pretty happy with however there seems to be something goofy with the Db cup and C hitting each other. When I have low C depressed and then hit Db (left pinky) the Db platter coming up smashes into C. Is this a design flaw or did someone overhaul the thing goof it up?

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Probably just missing the cork that goes on the C# key arm that cushions the key against the bow, right at the inside joint. That's how you set the key opening height. If that cork is missing, or is too short, the C# key cup can bang against the C cup, as you've described. Very easy fix and the cork is part of the original design.
 

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Thanks for the input. Do you have a picture or something that might help me see this a bit better? I'd like to try and fix it myself. What kind of glue should I use? Horse Tongue? :)
 

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Requires a rather tall piece of cork, tapered and contoured to cushion against the bow. Took an existing picture and tried to highlight the area in question. Hopefully you can see it:

 
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