At this station, we select highly stable materials that will not compress and silencing materials that are easy to replace year after year. Generally, we choose materials that are synthetic because they work are very consistent and stable. There are three main types of key actions: keys that bump, keys that slide, and keys that bump and slide. Materials are selected accordingly for quiet action and reduced friction points of contact. Neck corks are put in place and adjusted for size to work well with the mouthpiece. This station is also where rollers are fit with Teflon tips to reduce noise. If key risers are being added to the palm keys or side keys, they are built and attached to the keys at this time.
Equipment we use at this station:
Felt discs and bumpers
Heat shrink tube
Hot glue filled shrink tube
Super glue gel
2 ton Epoxy
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