Has anybody put side key (Ta, Tc C3) risers on their horns? Please show your creations and experience!
That's the only standard nomenclature I've heard of.The right hand side keys are for E, C and Bb. How does that relate to your Ta, Tc, C3 terminology? I can see Trill A and Trill C. But how does C3 relate to E?
I figured it out. Apparently it comes from a specific fingering chart in a famous book:That's the only standard nomenclature I've heard of.
Could be that it's the third key above the stack. Does anybody know?
I think these brown palm key risers (matches the pads on this one) look as nice as any cork ones I've seen. Unfortunatly Sugru only sells the brown color mixed with other colors, not by itself. I have some more brown (along with some green and grey packets) Sugru coming to do the side keys....sugru looks ugly ...
How about adding brown paint pigment powder to white sugru.
Sorry, didn't mean to leave you out in the cold! I've tried cork before, and I think it's a lot of work and good results are not guaranteed... at least not for me!I thought that my contribution answered your question too, sugru looks ugly but if you like it, go for it
+1. I think cork is the best solution for risers, whether on palm keys or side keys (although I've never felt the need for side key risers). Cork is easy to work with and shape to a perfect fit, inexpensive, sticks well and stays on with contact cement, looks fine, and is also removable with no damage to the keys.I never felt the need to augment the size of those keys on any horn but you can make risers easily using cork, as easily as one wold with palm keys.
fist roughly shape them in cork by outlining the design, cut them with a utility blade and then sand with sandpaper bringing it down to whatever shape and size you need.cork attaches well with contact cement is very durable and removable at will. Buy, if possible, a high density cork block