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Does anybody have any recommendations for super strong flat springs? The JL Smith flat blue springs are really not great IMHO, and the Kraus springs are great but don't get too strong. I'm looking for vintage bari sax palm key type stuff.

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I use the Ferre's type blued steel flat springs.
Some vintage horns have springs that may be a bit short of oddly positioned. Sometimes a relocation will help a lot.
 

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Getting back on track, Oric's suggestion is right on. Ferree's flat springs are the strongest and best tempered. Don't even bother with Pisoni's flat springs, they suck!
 

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Just read "bari palm". Get the longest thickest ferree's flat spring and move around the craddle. works like a charm and using a longer spring makes you feel it's not that hard action while getting a tight seal. A shorter thicker spring may close with the same force than a longer one but when it comes to feel, it will feel like trying to bend a railroad.
 

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1982 Chevy leaf springs.
The idea is not as flippant as it sounds.
In the past I have backed up flat springs with another....just like the rather primitive semi elliptic leaf springs on the back of a Chevy. :)
 
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