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by Ryo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

After all, I had my 2100 repadded with cloth felt pads last month. The tone became brighter with rich harmonics. The repairman made the stabilizers from cardboard and replaced the Straubinger's with them. It's really fun to play the 2100 now!
by Ryo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adjusting Strauginger pads
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Adjusting Strauginger pads

Hello, Joe B.

Thanks for your comment. I brought the Signature to an atelier last week, then the pads and the key balance were adjusted, now the flute rings fine.

Ryo
by Ryo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adjusting Strauginger pads
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Adjusting Strauginger pads

Hello. I recently got a used Powell Signature flute of which pads have been replaced with Straubinger's. I know Straubinger pads don't prove their merits with machine-made flutes, but it seems that the installation was no good, so some pads are leaky. Is it adjustable with shimming? Or does it need ...
by Ryo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

Hello, Joe B. Thanks for the info. Yes, 104ET seems thin enough for the 2100's shallow cups. :D

Anyway, I will bring my flute to some repair shops for estimation this weekend.

Ryo
by Ryo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

Hello, pied_piper. Thanks for your comment. No, I have no wish to replace the pads myself. I am quite sure my flute will fall into the worst condition if I do it myself. :lol: The reason that I want to replace the pads with other than Straubinger is the maintenance cost. Pads are expensive, the wage...
by Ryo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Repadding Powell 2100

Hello.

I am thinking of repadding my powell 2100. I think soft pads fit better than Straubinger, but its key cups are shallow and I don't know what type of pads can be installed. Are there soft and thin pads installable in the 2100 key cups? Any comments are welcome. Thanks.

Ryo
by Ryo
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is my flute broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Is my flute broken?

The same problem happened to my flute a few weeks ago. In my case, the cause was disbalance of G and G# keys, as the tiny screw had loosened. I just tightened the screw and fixed it with manicure. :D