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I have a Vito VSP bari (exactly like the Yani, as far as I can tell), which suffered a lot of abuse prior to me buying it. I have it in playing condition now, but moisture will clog and drip out the octave pip once I have been playing it for a while.

It looks like the receiver has been replaced, so I was wondering if maybe the pip isn't deep enough? Hardly any moisture makes it down to the spit valve, as it seems to mostly go to the octave key.


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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Every other bari I have played, the moisture drains down the the spit valve at the bottom of the curve. On this one, almost all of it tried to come out the octave key vent.
 

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Can you identify for sure whether it is leaking through the vent hole, or is there a leak around the pip where it is soldered into the body tube? What condition is the key pad in? Is it soaking wet when it starts to drip? Could the leak be coming from anywhere around the socket where it is/was soldered onto the top of the "U" crook? :?

My thought was that even with a pad there, gravity would cause it to run into the "U" crook. I suspect a leak in the socket joint or around the outside of the vent/pip.
 

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It was definately leaking at the octave vent, and the pad was soaked. However, last night I played for a couple of hours and it drained to the spit valve like it should...weird...

The seating looks to be too deep at the spit valve, so I think I need to replace that. Instead of draining like it should, it seemed to leak out while playing.
 
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