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by jim22
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..
Replies: 8
Views: 4595

Re: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..

That may not be an unreasonable fee to overhaul the flute. I have seen some m2s that played really well, but I have also seen them with very unlevel toneholes. That makes repadding tough and the result may not be ideal. If it has rolled toneholes, I am not big on filing them. A music shop repairer m...
by jim22
Thu May 09, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did...
Replies: 21
Views: 10602

Re: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did..

I have had excellent experiences each time I have ordered from musicmedic. I will admit that I have had some trouble with backordered pads a couple times. I think caution is always recommended when ordering to make sure only the final order is actually placed for all online orders for any website. I...
by jim22
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: First Flute
Replies: 10
Views: 6037

Re: First Flute

Is she just starting to learn flute? If not, what is she playing now? Yamaha's have a very good reputation, but i think even a lower end model would be fine, like a 221. Your idea of a used one is good. If you get a chance, let the tech look at it before you buy it. I personally would not rule out o...
by jim22
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools
Replies: 42
Views: 25250

Re: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools

The gap of the C#key from seal is about 1mm in incumbent flute. (shown here 0.3mm) Could not get a cork sheet quickly enough, hence modified one from a wine cork... :| (waiting for a reaction) But have no oil... made a dash four suburbs away to pick up a bottle of hetman medium, but then forgot the...
by jim22
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools
Replies: 42
Views: 25250

Re: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools LE ADVENTURE

the C key does not fully close simultaneously when the Broller is pressed - a gap of about <1mm from seal It may be a bent key, but look for a cork piece that regulates them to close together. There should be one between c and c#. I'm not sure about b to c. I take it this is a flute with a b foot? ...
by jim22
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools
Replies: 42
Views: 25250

Re: Flute Repairs & Maintenance - Starter Tools

You can start way smaller than that. For the clean and oil, you need a few screw drivers, and a spring hook tool will be helpful. Of course you need polish, oil, solvent, an artist brush for polishing and cleaning, pipe cleaners for cleaning tubes. The adjust part starts to pull in more stuff, feele...
by jim22
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute
Replies: 41
Views: 21250

Re: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute

[quote="mirwa"] To level a tone hole you must first identify whether you are going to tap the low sections up using a small curved drift on the underside of the rolled tone hole edge or tap the raised surface down, if Im tapping down, I protect the body by supporting it with a solid mandrel internal...
by jim22
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute
Replies: 41
Views: 21250

Re: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute

I use a length of cassette tape glued to a length of lightweight wooden skewer as a feeler. It seems to be about the right thickness and width. I make up a half dozen of these and replace them when the tape gets tired. I would very much appreciate a brief description of techniques to level toneholes...
by jim22
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute
Replies: 41
Views: 21250

Re: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute

No, I have nothing to do with Premier flutes. -- jim
by jim22
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute
Replies: 41
Views: 21250

Re: Repadding of Yamaha 200, 300 series flute

I have repadded quite a few flutes, most very successfully. You need a few tools, an assortment of pads and shims, a good book, and an unbelievable amount of perseverence. Getting set up will cost more than getting one flute repaired professionally. If you have the patience, are good with your hands...
by jim22
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute cleaning advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7363

Re: flute cleaning advice

There should be no harm in polishing the headjoint with regular silver polish. You could probably even unscrew the crown and push the headjoint cork from the crown end out through the tennon end. Then a thourough bath in dish soap and water, followed by a polish. Rewash, grease the cork, and push it...
by jim22
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

Re: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!

Sorry, I did not mean to offend. I have not been playing clarinet long, and do not think it would be appropriate to say I am a successful doubler yet. My clarinet is not a plateau model, and those seem a bit rare. Now that we know a bit more, I would say an open-hole b-foot flute would be appropriat...
by jim22
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

Re: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!

Can we have a little more information? Are you planning to pursue music in colledge? How much can you afford to spend? Do you plan to play other woodwinds? What kind of music do you play/like? Open hole / B foot are certainly not necessary or even too useful, but may make you feel like an advancing ...
by jim22
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: masking tape on holes
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Re: masking tape on holes

What make and model is your flute?
by jim22
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Upgrading from Armstrong 55B - $5K budget - advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Upgrading from Armstrong 55B - $5K budget - advice?

I am in much the same situation as you. My flute from high school was a DeFord. I upgraded to an Amadeus, the Telemann fantasias are a goof. I have recorded and posted them on 8notes.com. Now I'm learning clarinet, which is proving to be very challenging. Good luck! -- jim