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    Hi Mande, I have a selmer contra and it pops into...

    Hi Mande, I have a selmer contra and it pops into altissimo E no probs, for me if notes can be achieved by working up or down a scale and not by simply playing then the instrument has leaks, find a...
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    I like the statement Our clarinets are made of...

    I like the statement

    Our clarinets are made of the ebony wood. they have been processed in special ways to make it easier to play on than a metal clarinets.

    Mmmm,
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    I had a discussion at the pub a while back with...

    I had a discussion at the pub a while back with Curt, regarding his methods. Over way to many of a beer from what I remember it was very informative.

    The two listed above are only some of the...
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    I would concur. Whilst under the fingers a level...

    I would concur. Whilst under the fingers a level "typrewriter setup" feels smooth, it really IMO affects the tone. To regulate the lower stack to the same clearance as the upper stack muffles quite...
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    You would be surprised just how easy a bassoon is...

    You would be surprised just how easy a bassoon is Steve, it's easier than a clarinet, and they actually play better with some leaks.

    The fear with most is the lack of exposure to a specific...
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    It appears confusion is arising again. It is...

    It appears confusion is arising again.

    It is not my inference that any person with a mechanical background can repair a musical instrument, it is my inference that any person with a mechanical...
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    Agreed, you need to be able to play an instrument...

    Agreed, you need to be able to play an instrument to be able to repair it, the only exception clause would be if you had someone that could test play it for you and articulate well what problems they...
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    Gandalfe, so people cannot mis-construe what my...

    Gandalfe, so people cannot mis-construe what my comments mean.

    This is difficult in nature in a mechanical sense, a sax is not, this is why the average person with some mechanical capability can...
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    First of all instrument repairs fall in the...

    First of all instrument repairs fall in the category of very simplistic mechanical repairs.

    A trade school is good if you have no background in mechanical work, example a friend of mine here in...
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    Cool. I simply browsed this part of the...

    Cool.

    I simply browsed this part of the forum and found your topic as the most recent post at the top of the page, I had not looked to see how long ago it was that you had started the topic. I...
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    Did you find one, if not PM me, I have a draw...

    Did you find one, if not PM me, I have a draw with about 3-400 of them in it (used), pay postage and all is good
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    The Ebonol I use, Supplied in a 20 litre...

    The Ebonol I use,

    Supplied in a 20 litre drum,
    Liquid in form
    No heating required
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    Matt, Ebonol, can be purchased in bulk, we...

    Matt,

    Ebonol, can be purchased in bulk, we buy ours in 20 litre drums at a time. Have you looked at some of those funky finishes that are coming out these days, some are bluish green, others are...
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    I left that for the original poster, I was merely...

    I left that for the original poster, I was merely giving you an alternative name to purchase under

    In regards to your questions

    Q1. Ebonol can be purchased at almost any chemical suppliers,...
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    Matt, can also be purchased under the name of...

    Matt, can also be purchased under the name of Ebonol
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    Yes you could be right, a wedge may be less...

    Yes you could be right, a wedge may be less accurate, the ball can and would work if you could remove the section that fouls the area not in question, hence the picture with the leading edge...
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    You can make the ball gauge as shown work, you...

    You can make the ball gauge as shown work, you would however have to gring the leading edge of the ball away so as to ensure it would not contact unwanted areas of the pad
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    Hi mate, no dis-agreement here. Apologise if it...

    Hi mate, no dis-agreement here. Apologise if it appears so. John uses the ball gauges for his own references. My discussion has taken over regarding the measuring as per yamahas listed tolerances....
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    Ive taken the liberty of editing johns picture to...

    Ive taken the liberty of editing johns picture to explain what I was referring to. The upper and lower stack relationship of key pivot point to tone hole surface differ quite dramatically between...
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    Agreed, step wedges make good aproximate...

    Agreed, step wedges make good aproximate measurements, by your displayed process, 0.005" is pretty good for 30cents worth of cardboard to make the tool out of

    It is also hard to impossible to...
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    I have laser scanned saxes, but not drawn any...

    I have laser scanned saxes, but not drawn any correlation with them, as we never had any intention to build one.

    Have applied very litte time and effort into that avenue. Same with flutes /...
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    The ball gauge, I think your referring to a faro...

    The ball gauge, I think your referring to a faro arm, thats what we started out with, you use the arm to touch an item, click and create a point on your computer, with a wire mesh slowly generated...
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    Steve, we experimented in manufacturing clarinet...

    Steve, we experimented in manufacturing clarinet bodys barrels and bells from local woods here in australia, jarrah / meranti / sheoak are what we have made so far and recently commercially released...
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    Kev, Im not trying to prove anything. Firstly...

    Kev, Im not trying to prove anything.

    Firstly I dont measure key height openings. John saids he does, which is fine for him.

    One of the reasons stated for measuring key heights was to be able...
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    Nice drawing. In retrospect re-reading my...

    Nice drawing.

    In retrospect re-reading my post regarding the not being aware of ball gauges and general industry tooling, yes it was poorly written and did not portray my thoughts properly.
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