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9251Re: Makeshift cure for lose tangents

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  • clarerosephd
    May 19, 2013
      Thanks Balazs,
      I've tried padding the foot of the tangent with cotton and it helps!
      Clare

      --- In HurdyGurdyForum@..., Nagy Balazs <nb@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi All!
      >
      > I recommend a movie, it might help for everyone.
      > The best solution is the cotton! :-)
      >
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOnQX7D0fTs
      >
      > Balazs
      >
      >
      > At 15:38 2013.05.17.ΓΏ, you wrote:
      > >Hi All
      > >This is helpful - but I have had a further
      > >problem, as the tangent is slipping because the
      > >slider has split around the hole. I've glued it
      > >together but obviously not well enough as the
      > >hole is fractionally too large and the tangent
      > >still slips. As it's the low F# that leads to some real 'ouch' moments.
      > >Any suggestions?
      > >
      > >Clare
      > >
      > >--- In HurdyGurdyForum@..., cwhill <cwhill@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I presume you let the glue dry fully before replacing the tangent <grin>
      > > > (if we don't say it, someone, somewhere will superglue it in place).
      > > >
      > > > Colin Hill
      > > >
      > > > On 16/05/2013 16:52, Neil Brook wrote:
      > > > > That will stop them slipping round but a loose tangent is likely to
      > > > > give poor tone so I prefer to build up and strengthen the tangent shaft
      > > > > by painting extra thin superglue ( Zap Ca super thin ) on it . One coat
      > > > > will reinforce the shaft fibres and add a tiny bit of thickness which
      > > > > may be enough. A further coat will probably add enough thickness . To
      > > > > accelerate glue drying, just breathe onto the shaft and the moisture
      > > > > will set it in a few seconds.
      > > > >
      > > > > Neil
      > > > > On 16 May 2013, at 16:44, SAMUEL wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >> Having trouble with loose tangents that swivel around with playing
      > > > >> pressure.
      > > > >>
      > > > >> A blob of glue at the bottom edge of the tangent on to the key (on one
      > > > >> side or
      > > > >> both) from a Hot Melt Glue Gun,will do the trick.
      > > > >> If you ever need to get the keys out (why?) a sharp chisel easily
      > > > >> removes the
      > > > >> glue (which has low tack strength. The tip of a small soldering iron
      > > > >> can be used to melt the glue, if you need to adjust the tangent.
      > > > >> Sam
      > > > >>
      > > > >
      > > > > Best regards
      > > > >
      > > > > Neil Brook
      > > > >
      > > > > nwbrook@ <mailto:nwbrook@>
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