Topic: Gherardi English Horn
I finally figured out the octave key mechanism. Someone had soldered and inserted random screws which made it completely inoperative. It's a little further along now then shown. It acts as a full automatic octave system. I am manufacturing a replacement arm for a broken piece that lifts the upper octave key. As shown, it is currently using a badly made part from a horribly botched repair. As is, it seals and plays nicely through the octaves. I would like to see another example of this instrument to compare for originality. I posted examples of reeds in the oboe reed forum for fun.
Last edited by djoksch (2016-08-06 22:11:24)
Oboe, E-Horn, Bassoon