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by sonicapogee
Fri May 18, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: buffet crampon is a flute in E scale ????
Replies: 7
Views: 10295

Re: buffet crampon is a flute in E scale ????

hi again ,

Yes, the flute has a split E mechanism.
Thank you all for your answers.
by sonicapogee
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

In case anyone else reads this thread, I need to mention that superglue should NEVER be used on pads for flutes or any other musical instrument for that matter. As jim22 mentioned, flute trill key pads are installed with glues or shellac that is heated to allow the pad to be properly floated into t...
by sonicapogee
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

The trill pad may leak. Check all around it with the paper feeler you were using. They are glued or "floated in" with shellac or hot glue. You may be able to heat the key and reflow the glue to seal it. If it does leak it will spoil the most of the other notes. They are fairly easy for a tech to ch...
by sonicapogee
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

I would say the flute is probably mostly OK if it plays down to D. There are some half steps that might still be a problem, like Bb played by closing the F key. It should simultaneously close the Bb key. The adjustment is a cork between metal tabs on the key linkage. The foot keys may also be leaki...
by sonicapogee
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: buffet crampon is a flute in E scale ????
Replies: 7
Views: 10295

buffet crampon is a flute in E scale ????

Hello , I got a second hand flute from ebay again ,a Buffet Crampon 228,described in "Excellent condition" and I'm very pleased with it.I am also very confused. the engraving on the main body (largest) reads Buffet Crampon Cooper Scale ARC E (The head of the flute has engraved 228 ). Now I'm very mu...
by sonicapogee
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

I would say the flute is probably mostly OK if it plays down to D. There are some half steps that might still be a problem, like Bb played by closing the F key. It should simultaneously close the Bb key. The adjustment is a cork between metal tabs on the key linkage. The foot keys may also be leaki...
by sonicapogee
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

Well, you have the right idea using the paper. Also, try the paper at many positions around each key. There may be leaks at the back of the keys or either side too. You might post another video of you actually playing the notes I have suggested. With the B key open, about the only note that should ...
by sonicapogee
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

Good! I assume the A plays OK. Now try a G. Pressing down the upper G key should close the lower G key at the same time. On a split E flute, there should be a screw adjustment for that linkage too. How does the G play? I just checked the G key and pressing the upper key closes the lower key ,firmly...
by sonicapogee
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

Playing the lower notes can take some practice, but also, the lowest notes may be impossible to play if there are any leaking keys. If closing the C and B keys plays a B OK, then try an A. The A key should also close the Bb key just above it. The adjustment is a small screw. The keys must close at ...
by sonicapogee
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

hi again The flute is [or I think so] now playable .All pads now sealing the holes ,& when the B key is pressed ,all the keys produce a note . I suppose it should be normal for a completely new player as myself ,having problems or not beeing able to play some lower notes [?] I mean having trouble p...
by sonicapogee
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

hi again

The flute is [or I think so] now playable .All pads now sealing the holes ,& when the B key is pressed ,all the keys produce a note .
I suppose it should be normal for a completely new player as myself ,having problems or not beeing able to play some lower notes [?]
by sonicapogee
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

hi again I carefully inspected all pads ,and ,optically there is no signs of "damage" in the sense that some pad is worn enough not to seal . The main issue I have found is that when I press the E key ,the G# only closes when a bit more pressure is applied to E key. When I say closes,I mean firmly.W...
by sonicapogee
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

I tried once more and I was finally able to unscrew this screw...

still after trying to make adjustments so every pad to be closing properly,I m not able to pl aymore than 2 or 3 at best notes on this flute....
by sonicapogee
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

UNFORTUNATELY I will have to forget about this flute. I inspected the instrument's pads and keys this morning.I used a cigarette paper to check all the pads by inserting the paper and closing they key ,then gently tried to pull put paper and feel some resistance indicating proper closing. I was able...
by sonicapogee
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: please HELP :(
Replies: 29
Views: 9042

Re: please HELP :(

Nice work on the video! It looks like all the parts are there, all the springs look hooked up. I thought I saw the lower G not quite closing for the split E. I defineatly saw small adjusting screws on the key tops near the arms of several keys. These can be adjusted to get the keys to close simulta...