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Why Does My Octave Key Fail To Work Temporarily Sometime.

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Hi guys
My octave key doesn't work for notes from G down to D (once in a while). The puzzling thing is that everytime I run into this problem I would swab and dry the horn and start all over again. The octave key seems to recover when the horn is clear of moisture. I don't understand why my horn is behaving this way. Can you guys enlighten me? I am trying to get to the root of it so that I can just fix the one key or pad. Thanks.
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Many people have never really noticed the alternating of top and side octave

about cleaning pips

I have found yet another way which doesn't require to dismount the key and with a bit of luck works for both top and side and that is the use of a interdental brush holder.

You can use it from inside the neck or the body tube or from the outside (requires a bit of practice to find the pip from the inside out or to insert from outside to inside)

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