Tilman Skowroneck écrit:
>Grab the tongue with two fingers (holding the jack in the other hand), press
>it (vertically with regard to the axle) gently but firmly down, as if
>'hanging' on the axle, and move it sideways back and forth; you can even
>rock it slightly while doing so; now press it up in the same fashion and
>move it sideways again. Repeat this a few times.
>Now turn the jack plectum-side up, hold it in one hand and tap it gently on
>your other hand to let the tongue flip back a few times in order to loosen
>up. Check if the bristle is still where it belongs, check if this helped,
>put back into the instrument. Helps me in 9 out of 10 cases.
>In really obnoxious cases I remove the bristle and turn and twist the tongue
>all manner of ways, then I put in a new bristle.
>Sometimes a chip of wood, or other debris got caught between jack and tongue
>- always worth checking.
>The pins usually don't go all the way through, no. They should go out using
>very narrow pliers between jack and tongue (depending on how much space
>there is, of course) but sometimes they don't.
Thanks, Tilman, for the advice! I'll give this a try today.