Re: Chinese Bassoons

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Neville Forsythe

Three and a half years on and a first worrying sign of faulty workmanship and/or materials. I have never ever in 40 years of bassoon teaching and playing, seen the metal sleeve of the boot / wing-joint tenon come away from the surrounding wood and emerge several millimetres as the wing is withdrawn. I have not yet consulted with the local woodwind repairer but it looks as if a judicious application of superglue or similar wood-metal adhesive might stop its unwelcome appearance.

Any suggestions, Nicholas Scott Ian or others?