Saxophone Repair Topic: Hinge Tube Mechanical Fit

Saxophone repairman Matt Stohrer of is clearly in a rush to poorly explain what mechanical looseness looks like in a hinge tube key of a saxophone in this video, and you will weep with frustration as he shows examples of well-fit and poorly fit keys- including poorly-fit keys from the factory on a MARK VI! (a gasp, followed by the sound of a body hitting the floor)

For more on mechanical play in the keywork, see:

Understanding Key Fitting: Hinge Tube and Post Facing:

Key Fit and the G#/Bis:

Advanced Saxophone Repair Topic: Pivot Receiver Bushing and Post Washer:

Saxophone Repair Topic: Example of a Post Bushing:

Posted on 9 de octubre de 2020

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