Re: Low Eb to C and Low C# to B
Are the key heights fairly even?
This is my main problem, If I have the low Eb (or Low C#) fingering pressed, to slide my pinky to the C (or Low B) my pinky has to slighly travel upwards (like going up stairs?!?). I'm wondering if this is natural, or if I should get someone to adjust these keys so that when Eb is fingered its almost paralell to the C. The only problem I see with that is that if you're fingering anything other than Eb, the C key is automatically going to be lower than the Eb.
How are the notes themselves speaking? Have you checked it with a leak light?
Yeah, my horn is in great condition, I just got it overhauled by Jim Germann out in Pittsburg. Great guy and a repair artist...
Also, have you lubricated the rollers themselves?
The rollers are new, and I had to sand them down a bit because they wheren't fitting in correctly with my MkVI. I've done this before and its nothing that could affect my performance.
I've also practiced very slow, and this is how I noticed that the problem might be mechanical since my pinky hits the key and has to adjust because of the difference in key heights (which is only about a quarter of a centimeter or less) but enough to make it feel like I'm tripping.
Great suggestions guys! Maybe I just have to deal with it. But I really think its mechanical!