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by WeekendFlutist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pad replacement advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Pad replacement advice

Hello everyone, For us do-it-yourselfs and hobbiest, does anyone have any online resources on how to replace pads, that they are willing to share? Clearly it's not something for the faint of heart or those without untested patience. It's just that I've done two flutes now with good results. I think ...
by WeekendFlutist
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 3779

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

pied_piper, You were right. My F# was ever so slightly leaking. I found this by playing a low F and releasing pressure on one key at a time. When I got to my F key the note cut out. Adjusting the screw on the F key by a hair corrected the issue and also improve the volume of my lower register. I was...
by WeekendFlutist
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 3779

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

Kat, That's good advice! Luckily I haven't found anymore evidence of pad bugs. Ebay specials :roll: ... But good news though. I did my first repadding and have really been enjoying the model 80. In fact I'm shocked of how nice this vintage flute turned out. I still have to get use the the in line G ...
by WeekendFlutist
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Stubborn pin
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Stubborn pin

Thank you for the reply. It's the B Flat key pin (off set G). In fact it's the A key that is sticking and why I am taking it apart. I don't have have a pin removal tool. I'm guessing that is going to be step number one for most people. All the other pins I was able to remove with a small hammer and ...
by WeekendFlutist
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The best thing about learning flute as adults??
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

Re: The best thing about learning flute as adults??

Hey christielea and everyone else, Great Post subject! Although I once tried to pick the flute back up as an adult I now once again am trying to do so, but with a little more forethought this time. As the link in the OP mentions the internet is a huge 1Up. But this benefit is more of "the times" and...
by WeekendFlutist
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Stubborn pin
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Stubborn pin

Hello,

My student flute is in need of a overhaul. I have it all apart except for one stubborn key pin. It will not budge for the live of me. Any advice of how to free up a stuck key pin?
by WeekendFlutist
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 3779

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

Kat, Thanks for the response! I'm glad to hear that my spur of the moment purchase was a good investment. But I recently discovered that I may have bought more than just the flute. Upon the first inspection, it was apparent a few of the pads had chunks taken out of them. Not thinking too much into i...
by WeekendFlutist
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 3779

Armstrong Model 80 Information

Hello, First time posting here. Long story short. I used to play in school, then only here and there. But recently wanted to start taking a little more serious approach to playing. Bought an Armstrong model 80 kinda on a whim when my Armstrong student flute became unplayable due to stuck keys and a ...