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Wed, Feb. 28th, 2007, 07:37 pm

Hey bassoonists. I'm having some trouble with my whisper key. Its sticking down, and I can't seem to fix it. Its definitely NOT that the pad is super sticky, and its definitely not the whisper-key lock. The mechanism is well-oiled. The problem has something to do with the spring. Its not tense enough or something, because it just isn't forcing the whisper key back when I lift my thumb.

Does anyone know how I can fix this, or perhaps know another reason that could be causing this?

It's very urgent that I fix it, because I have a concert this weekend (and my whisper key sticking down is totally messing up my upper register). Unfortunately, my private teacher is out of town until next week, so I can't talk to him about it. And more unfortunately, I'm in college and I don't live around here, and neither does my bassoon repair guy.

If anyone has any ideas, I would be so greatfull to hear them!

Thu, Mar. 1st, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)

You didn't mention where you are, or where you're in school? Is there another bassoonist in the area (private teacher wise or professional) that could take a look at your horn?

This sounds pretty desperate, so I might even take it to a local music shop and see if they had any ideas, if you trust them with your horn.

Baring that, noone in your studio is from the area and could give you any sort of idea where to take the instrument?