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by JButky
Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?

Older models were engraved this way. On the back side just below the barrel, you will probably find a 958 mark. These were 958 silver. I would have to double check, but I believe they changed the engraving to include the "Z" when they switched to 925 silver..
by JButky
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Looking for intermediate flute to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: Looking for intermediate flute to buy

Hey piped I bought the Pearl PF-500 new in the store in June 2019. AFAIK the flute is Chinese factory made but is designed by Japanese company, The factory is in Taichung, Taiwan and not mainland China. That's a huge distinction in terms of quality. FWIW, the 500 was a great flute (now discontinued...
by JButky
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Instrument Repair Inquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 4614

Re: Instrument Repair Inquiry

Thanks for the reply Joe! I mean, for the meanwhile, it seems like it works fine, but I am curious what you mean by "bend out of regulation"? You mean eventually it'll flatten out and it will be back to the way it used to be? Yes, when the contact area is concentrated on one end and the rest of the...
by JButky
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Instrument Repair Inquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 4614

Re: Instrument Repair Inquiry

You've got lots of factors here for that back connector. To answer your question indirectly, let me tell you how the mechanical design for this function should be setup. The plates for each section in proper adjustment should be "FULL CONTACT" not tipped, twisted, etc. The full face of one part must...
by JButky
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt History & Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

Re: Gemeinhardt History & Quality

I'll see both Jen and Dave next week at NFA and will pass on a copy of your comments. They are currently traveling out of the country for a Galway event. I wouldn't expect to hear back from them until after NFA. We're all going to be out of the office while NFA is happening next week.
by JButky
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt History & Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

Re: Gemeinhardt History & Quality

The New Story information is correct. Some 10-15 years ago, they were struggling and many thought it was the end for Gemeinhardt when they were purchased by their manufacturing partner Angel. Dave Pirtle, who's has been there for a long time, managed to buy control over the company and completely tu...
by JButky
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bb key sealing when closed with F key
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

Re: Bb key sealing when closed with F key

Make sure that the spring tension on the un-fingered keys F# and Bb is less than the main F key. Also check your padding for the F# and Bb by activating them through the F key. Do not depress them directly with your finger when padding final asjustments. If your spring tension is too high and your a...
by JButky
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong 103 Specs
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: Armstrong 103 Specs

The 103 is a silver plated student model flute..

That serial was made in 1982.
by JButky
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is my flute contagious?
Replies: 3
Views: 3365

Re: Is my flute contagious?

If your flute is silver, even plated, then you have the most antimicrobial danger to bacteria known. Wash your swab, yes, but the flute itself, the silver is the destroyer of bacteria.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/05 ... ly-zombies
by JButky
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adjusting Strauginger pads
Replies: 2
Views: 3950

Re: Adjusting Strauginger pads

It depends on the original installation, however, if the prep was done well, they can be adjusted if they are in good shape..
by JButky
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter capital edition model cef7000
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Re: Jupiter capital edition model cef7000

The Capital editions are made by us for M&A. They are a good quality instrument as are everything else we make. It is a good reliable brand..

Joe B
KHS America -QC Supervisor/Altus Flute Specialist
by JButky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Maker
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Re: Flute Maker

Graslitz refers to a region, not a name, Could be a Kohlert, Johann Stowasser was found under Rampone..
Could be anything. Have pictures?

https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0192/
by JButky
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 5451

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

The 104ET Pads from Kraus will work for this purpose. http://www.krausmusic.com/pads/flutepic.htm Your tech will need to order direct as they do not sell to the general public. You may also be able to get these from Music center spa in Italy, (Pisoni) look for these specs or inquire as these are the...
by JButky
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wisdom Tooth Removal and Flute Playing Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2802

Re: Wisdom Tooth Removal and Flute Playing Help

I had two teeth pulled back in October on a Friday. I was playing again on Monday. Depends on how much work your dentist had to do to get them out. Mine were an easy pull, so it might not be the same for you. Again, lots of factors are involved. I would ask the dentist.