[Harp-L] The Saxony Spring (Seydel Service Technician)

Ben Bouman benbouman16@xxxxx
Thu Sep 28 11:40:26 EDT 2017


Met vriendelijke groeten,
Kindest regards,

Ben Bouman
benbouman16 at xxxxx

> Op 28 sep. 2017, om 16:49 heeft Greg Jones <greg at xxxxx> het volgende geschreven:
> I'm unsure why this topic seems to continue.
> The original Saxony springs where thinner and hence, the slide action was
> easier when the player pushed in, but the return was not as strong.  The
> springs were occasionally prone to breaking.
> For any experienced chromatic player, this was minor as they knew that
> regular maintenance was part of playing chromatic and replacement of the
> spring could be accomplished within minutes during routine maintenance.
> However, Seydel developed a slightly thicker spring that is somewhat
> stronger and less prone to breaking.  The spring provides slightly more
> tension and since there are a large percentage of chromatic players out
> there who don't regularly maintain there chromatic, it was in the best
> interest of Seydel to use the slightly stronger spring.   Far more than 7/8
> ths of the chromatic players out there don't notice the difference between
> either.
> Don't be fooled on this topic or the post or the player initiating it.  If
> it wasn't the spring, it would be the pozi screws that hold the plates in
> place.  If it wasn't those screws, it would be the cardboard box that the
> Saxony is shipped in and if it wasn't the box, it would be the fuzz
> inside.  Of course, if it wasn't the fuzz, it would be the valve material
> or the air tightness or the tuning.  If not, it would be the different
> sound of the reed in hole #2 and lets NOT forget the concave design of the
> button.
> *Greg Jones*
> *S​eydel Service Technician​*

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