Topic: WINC Leg Hook + Fox Neck Strap Upgrade = Sadness
I have a Winc leg hook, and I'm having a devil of a time with stability with it- I play an old Fox Model II, with the upgraded strap ring.. and I have this situation where the front facing of the coupling nut on the leg hook doesn't mesh very well with the little base portion of that strap ring.. which means that the bassoon is "wobbly" inside the leg hook carrier. This is problematic, because my Bb key has this little "foot" that sits outside the Bb guard, and depending on how the bassoon shifts with the leg hook, I can end up with my Bb key open involuntarily. This wobbliness is not just caused by the coupling-nut side, but also by the retaining screw side.. the strap ring is basically "hanging" between the two contact points, which adds a lot of play to the whole equation.
Winc Research's web site is "under construction", and I've emailed them before for some questions, but I think they're busy these days- has anyone else run into this issue, and if so, how did you deal with it?
I can furnish pictures to illuminate, btw. My instinct is, if I can figure out what size of coupling nut and retaining screw are being used, I can have them custom-machined to cover those gaps better.. but before I go getting metal sliced, I'm curious about others' workarounds.