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by JButky
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: new headjoint
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Re: new headjoint

hi,i have sold my grenadilla head and im searching for a solid one...i have seen dana sheridan and arista heads.i dont have the opportunity to try cause i live in greece,so im going for one of them...i would like to hear opinions from you,which one to to prefer and why...my previous headjoint was a...
by JButky
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute pad cleaning during COA
Replies: 11
Views: 7894

Re: Flute pad cleaning during COA

I just located the source in an email from a couple of years ago. An experienced tech said he cleans them by rubbing gently with a touch of Lubriderm on a q-tip. While I was looking for the source, I also found an article on the NFA website that suggests pads should be routinely cleaned during serv...
by JButky
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6950

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

The particular instruments that I am referring to have steels with a threaded pivot on one end and a screw slot in the other. There is no shoulder on the screw slotted end. Tightening this steel until it stops creates friction and interferes with key action. Loosening it slightly reduces the fricti...
by JButky
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6950

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Thanks Joe. When you refer to misfitting pivots and say "they are going in too far causing binding and need to be re dressed," by "re dressed" can I assume you mean the pivot needs to be cut shorter and re pointed? When I tighten the rod screws, it has seemed to me that the threaded tube it pivots ...
by JButky
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6950

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Joe B, I've noticed this problem on a couple of different flutes where the B flat key on the left hand section and the F# key on the right hand section will bind when the rod screws are fully tightened. I read in Thorp's manual that a common cause of this condition is the head of a pillar that has ...
by JButky
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6950

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

On my Sankyo CF410 Artist flute's foot joint, I noticed that the screw in the bottom of the long rod was extending out of the rod by about 1/8th inch. The other screws in the rods on the flute all had their heads flush with the ends of the rods. Having had a screw actually work its way loose and fa...
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 5480

Re: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged expo

Forgot to add. Regarding NAPBIRT, Members have access to saftey standards as they are utilized at the training center. Every NAPBIRT university training course, if you go, begins with safety training and makes everyone aware of where the MSDS sheets are and all the proper procedures.
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 5480

Re: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged expo

@JButky: Hm, yes need to refer for each and every chemical? Yes.. I work for a corporation, so personal compliance is a matter of determining liability. Anything and everything that is used has a sheet for proper handling (in the MSDS sheet). Binder is attached to the wall, everything is stored in ...
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -
Replies: 5
Views: 2670

Re: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -

fluteguy18 wrote:You might be able to go out to dinner after you sell it...
...at McDonald's
by JButky
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute pad cleaning during COA
Replies: 11
Views: 7894

Re: Flute pad cleaning during COA

For you professional repairmen, do you routinely clean all the flute pads while you have a flute disassembled during a COA? If a pad/pads DO need to be cleaned, what materials and methods do you employ? Any comments about JLSmith's Pad Juice? If a pad needs to be "cleaned" it's more likely that it ...
by JButky
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth
Replies: 5
Views: 3244

Re: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth

Thank you for the recommendations for good cleaning cloths. :) I would still like to find the branded PCL-04/FC-240 cloth just to have. Try a larger flute house like Flute world or Nussbaum that will ship anywhere. They'll have more luck getting one from Pearl. If all else fails just call Pearl and...
by JButky
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 4504

Re: Problematic A# key

Bummer. I live on an outer island, so using them would still require me to ship it off. Is the pivot something I can fix/adjust myself? Not really, It requires it to be reprofiled a bit and shortened every so slightly. IF, it is a cylindrical pivot, you might be able to just file the pilot end a bi...
by JButky
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 4504

Re: Problematic A# key

What island is Music Center of Hawaii on? I'm on the Big Island, and the only place I'm aware of on this island that does anything at all is a furniture store in Hilo. I did check the C rod, and I've found that if I loosen the C rod tiny bit, it works ok... for about 5 mins, then sticks again. Hono...
by JButky
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 4504

Re: Problematic A# key

I'm having an issue with my A# key. It seems to be getting stuck partway up. The pad isn't sticking, but the key doesn't seem to be moving freely. It seems to have a tiny bit of resistance. I had this instrument completely overhauled by the manufacturer just a couple of months ago, and I'm kind of ...