I repadded my YAS-25...
.. and now I can't play below E!
I recently took apart my 20 year old YAS-25 completely and repadded it with the geniune Yamaha pads with plastic resonators.
Hopefully I've done the right thing.
I bought a stick of clear shellac for the job and used my micro-jet torch I use for hobby projects, all seemed to be going well and I even got into the swing of it. Two hours later I'd put the thing back together.
I've done an adjustment of the pads seating without obvious gaps, no bulb illumination just looking at the pads contacting the metal.
I can't play the low notes at all.
First time repadding.
The two possilities I can think of.. perhaps I need a leak light and I've missed a tricky to find leak or two. The other possibility is that some pads may have not had enough shellac, and air is escaping through the centre of the plastic resonator and out the back of the pad. Is this even possible? It'd be great to know!