Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?

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fluteplay2014
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Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?

Post by fluteplay2014 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:02 am

I'm wondering if it's OK to put pad cleaning paper under closed keys (D#, G#, and trill keys) when not playing?

This seems to keep those pads from excess moisture after swabbing the flute.

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Re: Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?

Post by Gandalfe » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:22 am

Seems like overkill to me and there is always a chance that part of the paper could dry to the pad creating a small leak.
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Re: Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?

Post by fluteguy18 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:07 am

There's no need to do that. You'll only be creating leaks.

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