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

Leonard Schwartzberg Leonard1@xxxxx
Thu Sep 28 12:00:38 EDT 2017

Greg:   You're the best!!!   Leonard

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From: Harp-L [mailto:harp-l-bounces at xxxxx] On Behalf Of Greg Jones
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Subject: [Harp-L] The Saxony Spring (Seydel Service Technician)

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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