Cork in headjoint ?

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Carpii
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Cork in headjoint ?

Post by Carpii » Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:41 am

Hi, Im really new to playing flute. I see a lot of
talk about people adjusting the cork in their headjoint, or other references to
it. I have a closed hole flute, and cork is nowhere to be seen, inside or out.
Can I assume cork is only in the headjoints of open holed flutes ? Or is my
flute horribly flawed ? ;-) Thanks

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fluteluversmom
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Cork in headjoint ?

Post by fluteluversmom » Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:56 am

I believe the cork is located in the end of your
headjoint. There is a crown on the end of the headjoint that unscrews. I have
never taken mine off to verify this but it is what I have read. Kim
Some
days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

Carpii
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Cork in headjoint ?

Post by Carpii » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:35 am

Thanks for this. I did suspect the cork might be in
that position, but when I looked down the inside length of the headjoint, I
thought I could see the concave inner area of the crown. But now I look closely,
and use the cleaning rod to measure it, this silver area isnt the inside of the
crown like I thought, but it actually stops short by a couple of inches, leaving
room for this cork between it and the crown surface. Cheers

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