This well made tool allows you to accurately gauge whether your oboe or bassoon pads are leaking.
The jaws compress by means of a sliding knob to easily hold a strip of your favorite testing paper – cigarette paper, plastic wrap, fishkin or whatever you choose. The weight and balance of the knurled steel handle allows you to test for leaks delicately and accurately.
To use, lay the strip of paper under a pad, press the pad down using normal pressure and you can feel how well the pad contacts the instrument. Especially helpful for those tricky, “where could it possibly be leaking” situations.
Made by Grobet to the highest standards. All steel and aluminum construction. 108mm overall length.