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by JButky
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute pad materials
Replies: 4
Views: 3860

Re: flute pad materials

You are probably looking for something like the omni pad. This a simple closed cell foam flute pad with no skin.

There are some degradation problems with them reacting to silver but they might be an alternative for you>

http://krausmusic.com/omnipad/omniflut.htm
by JButky
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Louis Lot Paris France Brevet #9707
Replies: 1
Views: 1847

Re: Louis Lot Paris France Brevet #9707

Mlle. Gabrielle Chambille, prop. 1923-1951. Seral numbers #9212-10442. (Records are for repairs
only).

Year is followed by last serial number made that year.
1928-9750;
by JButky
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Мelody request
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Re: Мelody request

That's by Marais, Les Folies d'Espagne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWKdJdKV7NM
by JButky
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Foot joint Roller key screw snap
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Re: Foot joint Roller key screw snap

If it's not stuck, you might be able to just twist it out with a very small screwdriver and pressure. The traditional method is to drill a hole in the remaining steel and use a screw extractor to remove the nub. You'll need the smallest screw extractor you can find. I would recommend taking it to a ...
by JButky
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with unusual problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Re: Help with unusual problem

If it's just the edge of the hole irritating your lip, that can be checked and corrected. That edge can be safely adjusted for comfort since it is not crucial since the lip covers it anyway. It is a quick adjustment and can be done while you wait in a few minutes. Most shops won't touch it being the...
by JButky
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?

Hi, Thankyou for the reply and sorry for the slow response. I contacted Gemeinhardt directly with the serial number and they too said they used 1-72. I acquired a 1-72 die and cut a thread on some 2.4mm rod - the thread is much too small, intriguingly. Gemeinhardt are quite nonplussed! Will get bac...
by JButky
Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

Re: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?

Older models were engraved this way. On the back side just below the barrel, you will probably find a 958 mark. These were 958 silver. I would have to double check, but I believe they changed the engraving to include the "Z" when they switched to 925 silver..
by JButky
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Looking for intermediate flute to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 5219

Re: Looking for intermediate flute to buy

Hey piped I bought the Pearl PF-500 new in the store in June 2019. AFAIK the flute is Chinese factory made but is designed by Japanese company, The factory is in Taichung, Taiwan and not mainland China. That's a huge distinction in terms of quality. FWIW, the 500 was a great flute (now discontinued...
by JButky
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Instrument Repair Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 7577

Re: Instrument Repair Inquiry

Thanks for the reply Joe! I mean, for the meanwhile, it seems like it works fine, but I am curious what you mean by "bend out of regulation"? You mean eventually it'll flatten out and it will be back to the way it used to be? Yes, when the contact area is concentrated on one end and the rest of the...
by JButky
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Instrument Repair Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 7577

Re: Instrument Repair Inquiry

You've got lots of factors here for that back connector. To answer your question indirectly, let me tell you how the mechanical design for this function should be setup. The plates for each section in proper adjustment should be "FULL CONTACT" not tipped, twisted, etc. The full face of one part must...
by JButky
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt History & Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 3941

Re: Gemeinhardt History & Quality

I'll see both Jen and Dave next week at NFA and will pass on a copy of your comments. They are currently traveling out of the country for a Galway event. I wouldn't expect to hear back from them until after NFA. We're all going to be out of the office while NFA is happening next week.
by JButky
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt History & Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 3941

Re: Gemeinhardt History & Quality

The New Story information is correct. Some 10-15 years ago, they were struggling and many thought it was the end for Gemeinhardt when they were purchased by their manufacturing partner Angel. Dave Pirtle, who's has been there for a long time, managed to buy control over the company and completely tu...
by JButky
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bb key sealing when closed with F key
Replies: 4
Views: 6837

Re: Bb key sealing when closed with F key

Make sure that the spring tension on the un-fingered keys F# and Bb is less than the main F key. Also check your padding for the F# and Bb by activating them through the F key. Do not depress them directly with your finger when padding final asjustments. If your spring tension is too high and your a...
by JButky
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong 103 Specs
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

Re: Armstrong 103 Specs

The 103 is a silver plated student model flute..

That serial was made in 1982.
by JButky
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is my flute contagious?
Replies: 3
Views: 4831

Re: Is my flute contagious?

If your flute is silver, even plated, then you have the most antimicrobial danger to bacteria known. Wash your swab, yes, but the flute itself, the silver is the destroyer of bacteria.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/05 ... ly-zombies