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Yeesh that is a long title!
On my (relatively older) Custom EX alto, I don't like the way the right hand pinky table is set up... in fact, I hate it. The D# touch sits very high - when I have the key fully depressed, it's about where I would want it when the key is closed. Switching from D# to C is a breeze, but going back with any measure of speed or comfort is impossible for me due to the absurd gap.
Any techs out there have any ideas how to approach this? Is it possible to bend the arm down without breaking/grinding anything? I have plenty of room underneath the touch.

Did Yamaha change this on later Custom altos? I know my 2013 EX tenor is exactly the way I want it on the RH pinky table, but I don't have access to a store to compare against a current alto.
 

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Actually the C bumper is very nearly as high as it can go, and the key height is right on. The keyguard was pushed in when I bought the horn but I fixed that a while ago, this horn just likes that pad opened up.

At least I'm not the only one with this issue. I'll just have to look at which key I want to move (leaning towards D# right now actually).
Oh, the D# key height is also governed by a bumper and adjustment screw. AFAIK Yamahas have always done that.

Thanks for the help brainstorming!
 
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