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by fluteguy18
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

Re: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo

Well yes. Of course if you can twist it off, please do so by all means. I had assumed that you had already tried that. :roll: Without seeing it, I'm suspicious that the underlying plastic is already damaged if bubbles are escaping from the bottom edge. If twisting doesn't work, then good luck with w...
by fluteguy18
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Opinions on a different flute?

You're in a tough position frankly. The current replacement value of that instrument is almost $4k USD. But by selling it for its used value and then only buying with those funds you're effectively trading a mercedes for a toyota. Take it to a quality repair shop first. A quality shop that services ...
by fluteguy18
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

Re: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo

That's the tricky part isn't it? :wink: Hmm. If I had to do it, I'd try to soften it slightly with a heat gun on a low setting, and then try to twist it off. The risk here however is what to do if you melt the underlying plastic. Putting the body (only) in the freezer for a few hours first might hel...
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

Re: Broken head joint receiver on Emerson EP-3MH piccolo

Take it off, scuff the inside of the metal sleeve and the outside of the underlying material with a super fine sandpaper (400-600 grit). Make sure the joints are clean (dust free and no old glue), mix up some epoxy, apply to both surfaces and replace. Clean up any glue that squeezes out and you're d...
by fluteguy18
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute pad cleaning during COA
Replies: 11
Views: 5911

Re: Flute pad cleaning during COA

They do indeed use the same skin. Haven't heard the lubriderm trick yet, (though all of my Straubinger training has been 'in-house' rather than through the official courses). Mirwa is right. Straubinger pads are extremely controversial depending on who you talk to. There was once a thread on here ma...
by fluteguy18
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5159

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Definitely no adhesives. If it keeps backing out, take it to a qualified technician and they can sort out the problem.
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Azumi AZ3SRBEO-C, opinions, comparable models?
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Azumi AZ3SRBEO-C, opinions, comparable models?

Azumi is a formidable brand in that price range. There are several other makers worth mentioning in that price range that she may or may not like better [Amadeus, Sonare, Trevor James, Lyric, Pearl, Resona, Yamaha, etc]. I'd take a drive out to JL Smith for sure if you're about to drop that kind of ...
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Newbie Key of F mayday
Replies: 2
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie Key of F mayday

I tend to agree. You MUST know all three of them. I tend to favor the thumb Bb version, but I alternate fluidly between all three and various harmonic/alternate versions (something to worry about many many years from now).
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Cool to ask about brands in this forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: Cool to ask about brands in this forum?

And it's usually best to try before you buy. Even the best brands have been known to make lemons...
by fluteguy18
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Mimic for two piccolos (one offstage!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Re: Mimic for two piccolos (one offstage!)

ooooOOOOOOOoooooohhhh. I like that!
by fluteguy18
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

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

The majority of the stuff is somewhat common sense. Most silver dips are some sort of acid. Wear gloves so you don't burn yourself. Denatured alcohol dries your skin out so don't get it on your hands too much. Don't light something if your hands have alcohol on them (they WILL catch fire FYI). Don't...
by fluteguy18
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -

You might be able to go out to dinner after you sell it...
by fluteguy18
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Where to start teaching a beginner?
Replies: 9
Views: 11135

Re: Where to start teaching a beginner?

It's just fine. A lot of good teachers do it for very young students.
by fluteguy18
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute pad cleaning during COA
Replies: 11
Views: 5911

Re: Flute pad cleaning during COA

Sorry I've been late to reply. I'm finally reaching the end of our busy season (student model instruments during the day, pro-line by night... I've got a lovely platinum alloy Burkart on my bench tonight). Pad Juice? I'm starting to agree with Joe on this one. I'll use it occasionally if I see gunk ...