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    Default Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Hi mine is the f# model VI serial 296304
    Sadly someone has filed the collar off the key 6th down on the left hand stack. This has a hole in it and another key that closes it off.
    If you could help in locating a good key that would be much appreciated. Thank you

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Can you post a pic?
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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    It sounds like they're talking about the key that vents the high C# to get it in tune. It closes with the octave key. It has a raised ring around the hole in it I guess to help make a good seal. I don't see why it would be filed off but it really might not make any difference.

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    i doubt if there are many wrecks of these soprano's around...

    maybe find a competent saxophone tech to make and key etc....

    good luck though....

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Maybe the pip itself?
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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Try a Selmer dealer and possibly a current model will work. If you need a part number, I can search it.

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    sorry, your description sounds very much like you are describing a whisper key ?

    I am not sure this was ever on a Mark VI but yours is so late that it might have had it.

    If you are talking of a key with a doughnut ring with a key on top of it this is meant to be there.
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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    I am pretty sure that you want to change a key that is meant to be there!
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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    Quote Originally Posted by milandro View Post
    sorry, your description sounds very much like you are describing a whisper key ?

    I am not sure this was ever on a Mark VI but yours is so late that it might have had it.

    If you are talking of a key with a doughnut ring with a key on top of it this is meant to be there.
    That was what I was trying to describe. That key with the hole does have a little ring around the hole. Sounds like someone tried to modify that key or it was done at the factory.
    My #177xxx also had the "whisper key".

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    That is certainly the key. Thank you

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    As I remember there is a ring on top and a normal leather pad touches down on it. The pad under it is probably a rubber or nylon type. I think I would just repair the old key if the pad is leaking by using epoxy to glue a ring to the top. No lacquer damage and should work just fine. Go to a craft store and look at the stuff to make jewelry and find something to afix. I would use J-B Weld epoxy.

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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    this key is the source of a lot of grief to many repairers and is the scourge of most modern saxophones.

    The doughnut hole can get dirt, water vapor condense, or get out of regulation and produce a less than pleasant influence on the intonation which is supposedly improving.
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    Default Re: Later Selmer Paris VI soprano key please

    I would think finding the key would be next to impossible but you could try Allied. They seem to have some old stock.
    It seems trying to rig it with JB weld or something else might cause more problems than leaving it alone.
    This is why I'm careful about who I take my horn to. It sounds like one of the tone hole file happy repairman you see on here got to it.

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