Topic: C# key on oboe sticking

I just went to play my oboe today after playing yesterday with no problems.  My low C# to C slide is not working.  It stays stuck on C#.  No problem if I just finger them individually without the slide.  Is this an easy home fix or best off to the repair shop

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Re: C# key on oboe sticking

This happens for a number of reasons - lack of maintenance; rust or old, sticky oil on pivots or rods; wood drying out & shrinking causing a key to bind between the posts; the key has had a knock & is not free on its rod; a post is loose & has turned slightly. ... probably a few other reasons as well.

Best to take it to a pro.

Good luck

Re: C# key on oboe sticking

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: C# key on oboe sticking

Problem fixed.  It was  a bent rod.   Barry

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