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Author Topic: Replacing pads and corks  (Read 92 times)

Offline Dibbs

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Re: Replacing pads and corks
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2018, 05:26:23 AM »

Offline shmuelyosef

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Re: Replacing pads and corks
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2018, 06:05:20 PM »
Like Iíve mentioned before, LED string lights are little diodes on a a wire, thin enough to pass through even the smallest tone holes (except register key). The string allows the diode to be angled to literally touch the pad, ferreting out every possible leak source.
I see now...isn't that tedious to reposition the light for each pad? Looks real bright, though I use the rope lights for saxophone, but even on saxes I fine tune with feeler paper. I guess we all just settle into a pattern that works and then we "fear change", as Garth asserted
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Re: Replacing pads and corks
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2018, 12:14:54 PM »
Not really tedious. I only do one pad at a time, and repositioning the light takes maybe 3 or 4 seconds.
It seems like using a feeler gauge would take somewhat longer than shining a light, as one has to make several passes from several angles.
Feeler gauge isnít able to detect the small tone hole chips that the light does, so I stick with it.
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages