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by trumpettech
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Donation Campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 5845

Re: Flute Donation Campaign

I never got my PM. Please send me an email instead.
neal.anderson@donsmusiccity.com
by trumpettech
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

Recognized... recognized...
I'm not here to be recognized, but I do hate poor spelling and grammar.
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

personnel knowledge and tooling to accomplish said tasks
I don't believe your repair skill is based on who you know.
Look up the definition of the word personnel.
Thanks!
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Muramatsu heavy vs thin wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 7801

Re: Muramatsu heavy vs thin wall?

One of the biggest differences between a heavy wall and thin, as I can tell is that a thin wall feels more "alive" in my hands. I seem to get a bit more positive feel from it. Heavy walled instruments seem to generally have a different quality of sound as well. Once more, yes it is the customer's ch...
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Donation Campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 5845

Re: Flute Donation Campaign

I do not own the flutes in my shop. The store does. Customers do. I would donate a flute if I had one.
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

I would like to say that my experiences in repair have led me to certain conclusions, and to conduct certain experiments. I'm not trying to be secretive, but I will not divulge certain information to non-technicians. I mentioned before that I would be happy to share my techniques with you, even thou...
by trumpettech
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

So all solder work is the same? Is that what you're saying? There is no difference between my solder work on assembly and Joe plumber's? Soldering incorrectly can cause stress. Stress causes funny things to happen. As far as material the flute is made of, I would tend to agree, but there are other f...
by trumpettech
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

There are other effects besides pads to improve instrument response. By indicating that the headcork could dampen the headjoint, I was correct in my statement. It is true that rigidity of a structure prevents secondary vibrations that you don't want, thus dampening the primary standing wave, but I h...
by trumpettech
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NAMM Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: NAMM Show

I was invited to NAMM all expenses paid. I turned down the offer because it does my store no good here in NC.
by trumpettech
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Name this flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Name this flute?

It looks a bit like an Italian brand that I repaired once. Yes, soldered tone holes, none of which are level. A headjoint stop ring (as if any flute needed that), and the shape of the trills give it away. The one I repaired was about 40 years old. The headjoint did not blown particularly well, and t...
by trumpettech
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9081

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

Try using different thicknesses of cork on several of the same make/model flute. I bet you will find that about 3/4 of an inch is optimal, and anything over an inch seems to dampen the headjoint enough to notice. Of course, this goes along with my theory of vibration transfer, and how I want as litt...
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: sonare piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 4266

Re: sonare piccolo

Sonare is a made in China copy of a Powell authorized by Powell.
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Today at the Workbench
Replies: 4
Views: 2838

Re: Today at the Workbench

I've been seeing a lot of flutes lately where the previous tech missed it. Several were loose knock pins causing regulation to be impossible. Solution? make new knock pins. I have a lathe!
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Sticky noises on my flute pad
Replies: 9
Views: 7108

Re: Sticky noises on my flute pad

If the pad impression is too deep, the tone hole rim can catch the sides of that deep impression making that sound.
This is why I recommend not using key clips for those of you that use them...
by trumpettech
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 16920

Re: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog

I went to Red Wing. I learned a lot there, even more since then.