Thanks for the response! I'm glad to hear that my spur of the moment purchase was a good investment. But I recently discovered that I may have bought more than just the flute. Upon the first inspection, it was apparent a few of the pads had chunks taken out of them. Not thinking too much into it, I just thought it was an old flute and already had anticipated re-padding it. Well, so I prep the flute for the new pads by, ordering new pads, disassembling and removing old pads, doing a baking soda/aluminium dip bath (I've read some members opinion on this and I do agree it can cause more harm then good, so I didn't leave any one part in for more then a few moments.), and doing a much need polishing with a some jewelers rouge. (I still have some discoloration inside the tube, I tried putting my cleaning rod on a drill with some jewelers rouge and reaming it with a soft rag, but it only helped a little, any advice on how to get a mirror finish? The rest of the flute came out really nice, better then I thought it would. Way better then my Armstrong Student model would ever be)
After doing all of that work, I'm researching a little more on my old pads issue and discovered that Pad Bugs (Carpet beetles) are the cause of the damage!!! And then it hits me... That night of the unboxing. What I thought was a lady bug flying around the house (in the very same room I had the flute) was actually a carpet beetle
. ugh... So now I have my case in the freezer in hopes it'll kill off any larva (if any)... Does anyone have experience with this? What other measures can I take to make sure I don't have damaged pads in the near future?
Do you play inline G or offset G?