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by flutego12
Sun May 18, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale... ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

Re: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale..

If you are ever stuck for what is wrong, you can simply post it to me in Perth, I can tell you want I see is wrong and return post it back to you to fix, I have or should say I know some aspiring techs in each state that post some of there work to me to assess. Here in Australia there are no traini...
by flutego12
Sun May 18, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential

There is nothing wrong with a pad being prominent above the keycup, when I repad a flute, my goal is for 0.015" projection of pad surface above keycup edge, this IMO gives best intonation and response, to achieve this, I use various thickness's of pads and or modification of the approach geometry o...
by flutego12
Sun May 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential

fluteguy18 wrote:Flex the lever.
That would be most efficient - everything else played almost nicely.
At which point would you flex it?
by flutego12
Sat May 17, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential

Dear Fluteland This is my first case with a mistimed Bb/Bb action and I'm hoping I can confirm the approach to tackling this. This used student flute came in for its first anniversary service. "AS IS" A quick visual check shows the pads are largely neatly & "relatively" evenly flush across the cups....
by flutego12
Sat May 17, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Donation Campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 5725

Re: Flute Donation Campaign

That is a simply beautiful story. Zevang-Joe Butky positioned for such a time as this. Superabundant grace.
by flutego12
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Re: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHM

sorry not a meaningful photo, will try again later
by flutego12
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale... ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

Re: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale..

mirwa wrote:Nothing is local here in Australia, everything is ex USA.
We are so deprived...
by flutego12
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Re: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHM

[Newsflash] Humpty dumpty has been put together again & is back on the wall. 8) =D Love the restored flute. It's a true to form french flute. Even if it's only good for solos and niche ensembles. A=435-438Mhz-ish? (TBConfirmed) Thank you to all abroad & Steve who advised on its rescue and all who co...
by flutego12
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Re: Workbench Disaster: Lipplate LIFT OFF - Qs on REATTACHM

JButky wrote:Looks similar to a repair I did for a customer..

See here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbutky/set ... 217921485/
Like as two peas! Should have paid attention when dad was soldering in his workshop. But because it was lead solder being used then, he always shooed us away.
by flutego12
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale... ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

Re: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale..

:mrgreen: leaky huhh! ... possible AND probable 8) how did you know?! PP & FG18 put it this way, flute came back 3mths after service, but just still within service warranty - it's a newer version student Yamaha that is not made in Japan. (I've seen a few and somebody tell me I"m right, the metal is ...
by flutego12
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale... ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

FIX: Low D unstable in Octave Jumps but OK in a scale... ?

Having oggled the pads all week with a leak light (need new glasses) :shock: I'm overall relatively happy with what the multiple pad reseats achieved. However, annoyingly ( :oops: ) I haven't solved the unstable or less-than-solid Low D which rears it's ugly head during Octave Jumps. :roll: Curiousl...
by flutego12
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: EEEKK Nerves!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3058

Re: EEEKK Nerves!!!

Good to hear :D
In these situations, you might surprise yourself.
by flutego12
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Re: Miyazawa flutes

Fluteguy18's address on the comment about tonal differences between miyazawa v muramatsu coming down to individual prefs and physiological differences ...quite right. Thanks for the reminder. I have both, as I need all the help I can get - but mine are apples and oranges metal wise. For my build, th...
by flutego12
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: EEEKK Nerves!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3058

Re: EEEKK Nerves!!!

I so identify!
I'm sure you play the flute beautifully esp the melodic ones!
Believing that all went well for you.
by flutego12
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Just made a new stopper
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: Just made a new stopper

Really???!!!
Another variable to the tone?