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The Split E Mechanism
The flute has progressed over the years with regards to scale, pitch and response. The split E mechanism provides a reliable solution for flutists seeking to improve the response of their third octave E.
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What Are the Best Springs for My Flute?
The materials that flutemakers use for springs have undergone an evolution, particularly during the past 25 years. The advancement in spring materials reflects the flutemaker’s progress toward the most responsive and reliable material for use.
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Overhauls
While flutes require annual routine professional service to maintain top playing condition, a complete overhaul is necessary typically every five to ten years.
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How You Can Clean Your Sticky Pads
Sticky pads are a common problem among flutists. Sticky pads are caused by dirt and oils which settle onto the pad and the tonehole surfaces. A number of steps can be taken to prevent and alleviate this problem.
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Inline vs. Offset G
For many years, inline G was perceived as “professional” while offset G was associated with “student” flutes. While these stereotypes no longer exist, there is still some debate over which design is superior.
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Care and Maintenance of Your Flute
Good care and routine maintenance of your flute can insure a lifetime of playing enjoyment. Please carefully read the following to make sure your flute performs at its peak.
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