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This can be cause by both octave vents being open at the same time generally caused by a "sluggish" octave mechanism or poor finger coordination of the 3rd finger of the left hand. A common suggestion is to "lead" with that finger when making a note change that shifts from the body octave to the neck octave or vice versa.

Some tests to check whether the octave mechanism is working properly are:

- Finger G and hit the thumb key hard several times watching the octave key on the neck. It should not move or bounce.
- Remove the neck and finger G with the thumb key pressed and with your free hand move the post that extends from the saxophone up and down. It should float freely.
- Go from G to A and back with the thumb key down to see if the octave key trade places quickly and smoothly
 

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Thanks, there seems to also be some stuffiness around G and A. The octave mechanism appears okay but I will check again.

update: my tech said it's probably one of the ocative mechanisms staying open so I'm going to take a look at that again.
 

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you seem to be a beginner at this,

probably just getting used to playing or maybe you have mounted the neck too much on the left or right hence the malfunction of your octave key. Difficult to say, do you have a teacher?

however you are not the first to experience this

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?14615-Squeak-on-middle-G

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?96841-Squeak-G-on-my-tenor
I brought it to my tech who got it playing much better.
 
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