Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

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Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by flutego12 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Am hoping for some advice on timing issue below.

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[Flute played beautifully at first but after an encounter with a recalcitrant cleaning cloth (got stuck), the errant process of releasing it may have affected the F & F# keys.]

Right now every key is perfectly regulated/seated EXCEPT for the F/F#/B keys - when (Fkey is) pressed, F/F# lags the Bkey to close by .75mm. :x
Do I just bend F & F# back to close (shudders) OR :idea:
Do I reregulate and repad everything all over again? :shock: which I think a real pain in the proverbial.
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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by mirwa » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:51 pm

Need a bit of clarification first.

Does F# close with F
Does F# close with E
Does F# close with D
Does Bb close with F, if Bb does close does F also close

All checks to be done with playing finger pressure only

After this we can talk about lost motions, that is the movement of a key without the movement of the slaved key on initial fingering

Steve

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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by flutego12 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:34 pm

mirwa wrote:Need a bit of clarification first.

Does F# close with F
Does F# close with E
Does F# close with D
Does Bb close with F, if Bb does close does F also close

All checks to be done with playing finger pressure only

After this we can talk about lost motions, that is the movement of a key without the movement of the slaved key on initial fingering

Steve
Everything closes perfectly on time EXCEPT when Fkey is pressed, F & F# timed perfectly closes AFTER Bb key close.
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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by mirwa » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:54 pm

Then the linkage bar from F# to Bb is bent

Easiest way is to bend it back, or alter the cork difference between the two contact areas

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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by flutego12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:46 pm

mirwa wrote:Then the linkage bar from F# to Bb is bent

Easiest way is to bend it back, or alter the cork difference between the two contact areas
Hi Steve, does that mean unstacking for the former?
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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by mirwa » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:54 pm

Yep

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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by Thunderlily » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:37 pm

Repadding the flute because of a regulation issue would be kind of drastic.

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Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Post by fluteguy18 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:25 pm

Yes, I agree. It would be drastic and ultimately would just create more problems. You really just need to be adjusting the upper bridge by either flexing it into place (if it is bent), or adjusting a cork/felt (if it has been damaged).

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