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My tenor (Mauriat) wants to play high as if the octave key were stuck, which it doesn't seem to be.

Any places to look first?


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Sounds like extreme biting to me, assuming the neck is on right, and nothing is leaking or bent.

Both scenerios are very common!
 

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I'd first look to see if the octave key on the neck is seating against the pip. It's common for some to bend the octave key when assembling the horn.
 

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I'd first look to see if the octave key on the neck is seating against the pip. It's common for some to bend the octave key when assembling the horn.
I took the mouthpiece off the neck and did an unofficial leak test. Then I cleaned the pip with a pipe cleaner. When I got the neck back on the horn I saw that the "octave key "pusher; was too far over and not allowing the octave key to close.

Then I remembered I'd been putting my neck on a slightly different way, grabbing around the octave key arm. I won't do that any. more.

I think I'm all fixed up. Thanks guys!

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When I got the neck back on the horn I saw that the "octave key "pusher; was too far over and not allowing the octave key to close.

Then I remembered I'd been putting my neck on a slightly different way, grabbing around the octave key arm. I won't do that any. more.

I think I'm all fixed up. Thanks guys!
Excellent. Not only did you diagnose the problem, you learned how to prevent it in the future.

Play on!
 
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