I've had my flute for about 5 years now, bought it used. I'm not sure if they changed the pads when they sold it to me, but I haven't changed them since I got them. I started marching band using the same flute.
Is it time to replace the pads? If it is, I have some questions....
About how much will it cost to change all the pads at a local music store?
Will changing the pads my flute more in/out of tune? Now it seems like I'm almost always in tune!
Will it be easier to play my flute after a pad change? (My low notes seem weak, and my high notes forced. Maybe it's just me!)
Any way I can get my high notes to sound less forced? They seem like they are not warm at all, how can I get them to sound warmer? I guess I could say that they sound very shrill