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Many Articulated Keys

The key system of the oboe is probably the most delicate and intricate on any key instrument. There are a great number of articulated keys and trill keys which require the most exact adjustment and the most extreme care in handling. Keep tenons fitted and greased so they work freely, for any rough handling in putting the joints together and pulling them apart is sure to cause serious damage to this delicate key system. It is a safe rule to take your instrument to an experienced repairman for all but the most minor key adjustments.