Im saving all my money for a better upright, and ANYTHING is better than what I got now..... a 2004 Palatino 3/4. I've done what I can to have a good set up, and I do my best to maintain it as it is my only source of income these days. I DO NOT plan on putting large chunks of money to repair any major problems with it.
The problem with these chinese made models is that they can come apart at the seams, I have already had to reglue once, and it came out alright.
Being in Humid New Orleans has swollen the body a bit, and now Im getting a new buzz when I play certain notes, (specifically, the Low E, high E and the high D). It sounds like its coming from the edge of the body, but it only stops when pressure is put on the belly just below the bottom of the F-hole on the high G side. My fear is that it is an internal crack, and I either need to pitch this thing, or try and repair it myself. If anyone has any troubleshooting methods to find a viable solution, Im all ears. I know its hard to diagnose these things purely from what I can TELL you, but maybe ... just maybe a miracle can take place so I can get back to work. For now, I may try and glue and clamp a portion of the front where the plys are separating. Thanks for makin it all the way to the end of this post!