Adjusting Strauginger pads

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Ryo
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Adjusting Strauginger pads

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Hello.

I recently got a used Powell Signature flute of which pads have been replaced with Straubinger's. I know Straubinger pads don't prove their merits with machine-made flutes, but it seems that the installation was no good, so some pads are leaky. Is it adjustable with shimming? Or does it need reinstallation?

Thanks,
Ryo

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JButky
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Re: Adjusting Strauginger pads

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It depends on the original installation, however, if the prep was done well, they can be adjusted if they are in good shape..
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Ryo
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Re: Adjusting Strauginger pads

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Hello, Joe B.

Thanks for your comment. I brought the Signature to an atelier last week, then the pads and the key balance were adjusted, now the flute rings fine.

Ryo

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