Blamable Buffet

C/F Buffet key

C/F Buffet key

Very often I have newly purchased  Buffet R-13 clarinets brought in with the complaint that the left hand C/F lever is freezing up.  The culprit: Buffet uses a synthetic cork under the mechanism, and the edge of the C/F lever cuts it in half.  This causes the mechanism to hang or freeze up.  It is a simple fix with a very thin layer of cork and teflon.

Buffet R-13 Lower Joint

Buffet R-13 Lower Joint

~ by inhorn on August 24, 2009.

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