azgoth wrote:I think it's a pad skin that buzzes when it's not pushed with enough strenght against the hole... I noticed every pad of my flute have a loosy skin. Maybe Pearl are not good at making pads... (my flute is only 6 months old )
I would like to know, with your flute, can you have a good sound (perfect pad sealing) with a very very light touch, very light pressure/strenght on the fingers ? I realized that I cannot do this, but since it was the same with my previous flute, I wonder if it's normal. (the pressure I have to put is about the pressure required to play an acoustic piano, so nothing really strong or tiring for the fingers)
Pearl doesn't make pads, We buy them from Pisoni just as about everyone else does. The impression in the center is from the pad washer being screwed down on the pad to hold it in place. All felt pads will do this. It's a result of installing them..
6 Months is a good time for a service call on any new flute. In my previous gig as a retailer, I offered this adjustment as a free service to all my flute buying customers. (if you didn't buy the flute from me, it cost you $125!) It is necessary within the time frame of 6 months to a year for most people's playing habits. After that, without a necessary adjustment, you run the risk of substantially shortening your pad life. (of course, that effect is highly dependent on any player which is why it is important to establish that relationship with your friendly local flute technician )
azgoth wrote:Interesting, the pads I have have "Pearl" written on the bottom. They certainly buy them then write their company's name...
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