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!