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Which pads to use for Romanian Taragot?

Discussion in 'Tárogató' started by Sander, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Sander

    Sander

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    Hi!

    Which pads do you recommend for a Romanian Taragot? Are these saxophone pads, or different ones?

    Thanks!
    Sander
     
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    Some pads you may want to consider are Valentino traditional pads from JL Smith, or clarinet Roo pads from Music Medic. The determining factors will be the thickness of the pads you are replacing and the condition of the toneholes as well as the cosmetic look that you are after. On the incredibly poor quality Romanian taragoto that I rebuilt, I went with the more forgiving Valentino pads to seal the less than perfect larger toneholes. Depending upon the thickness required, thin leather bassoon pads may also be another option.
     
  3. Sander

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    Thanks jbtsax, that's very helpful! Could you perhaps also tell me what sizes of the pads I need to order when I (probably) have to replace all the pads?
     
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    You will have to measure the keycups to get the sizes you need. You should also measure the thickness of the original pads and get new pads close to that measurement as well.
     
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