Flute Repairs

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Woodwind - Flute repairs

Materials: We use Lucien Deluxe Pads: Yellow, double bladder skin pads with specially treated pressed felt. Blue tempered needle springs and fine quality imported felt and corks.

Putting your flute back together is the most labor-intensive part of the setup process. Each key is meticulously reassembled. The pads are leveled and diligently checked for any potential leaks, one pad at a time. The key venting is optimized for even sonics and accurate intonation. The pad height is set to your personal specifications. And the spring tension is adjusted for an even feel and quick action.

Finally your flute is play-tested and spot-checked for accurate intonation. Enjoy the confidence of knowing your flute is being set up by a shop whose staff actually plays the instruments they work on!

Charged at an hourly rate of R.400 ex. Vat, with a minimum charge of R200.

MAINTENANCE SERVICE: -

PICCOLO - Student R750.00 – R1200.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R950.00 – R1500.00 ex. Vat

FLUTE - Student R750.00 – R1200.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R950.00 – R1500.00 ex. Vat
ALTO FLUTE R1100.00 – R1800.00ex. Vat
BASS FLUTE R1400.00 – R2000.00 ex. Vat


Check, adjust and repair as necessary. Re-straightening & Re-setting to keys & pads. Re-seating & alignment to pads. General regulating & resetting adjustment screws. Tightening and securing of keys, pivot screws and shafts. Light oiling to keys.

 

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GENERAL SERVICE: -

PICCOLO - Student R1800.00 – R2300.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R2000.00 – R2600.00 ex. Vat

FLUTE - Student R1800.00 – R2300.00 ex. Vat
- Pro R2000.00 – R2600.00 ex. Vat
ALTO FLUTE R2200.00 – R3150.00 ex. Vat
BASS FLUTE R2450.00 – R3750.00 ex. Vat

This entails restoring flute into a good responsive condition. Check, adjust and repair as necessary. Re-straightening bent body, re-straightening keys. Removing keys, removing all corrosion and foreign matter. Cleaning and polishing, regulating, resetting and alignment of keys and action. Replacing 6 - 8 pads, springs and felts as necessary. Oiling all hinge tubes & shafts. Assemble and double check all adjustments and regulate.

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REPAD: -

PICCOLO R3800.00 ex. Vat
FLUTE (Closed hole / Plateau keys) R3500.00 ex. Vat
FLUTE (Open hole / French style keys) R3975.00 ex. Vat
ALTO FLUTE R5575.00 ex. Vat
BASS FLUTE R6950.00 ex. Vat

This entails restoring the instrument to a good responsive condition. Removing keys, removing all corrosion and foreign matter. Clean and polish. Oiling hinge tubes and shafts. Replacing all pads and felts. Regulating, resetting and alignment of keys and action. General tightening and light lubricating to keys. Assemble and lubricate.

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COMPLETE OVERHAUL: -

PICCOLO R4200.00 - R5000.00 ex. Vat
FLUTE (Closed hole / Plateau keys) R3800.00 - R4400.00 ex. Vat
FLUTE (Open hole / French style keys) R4200.00 - R4800.00 ex. Vat
ALTO FLUTE R5700.00 - R6200.00 ex. Vat
BASS FLUTE R7150.00 - R7500.00 ex. Vat

COMPLETE STRIPPING OF INSTRUMENT: Removal of all keys, worn pads, old corks and springs. Complete key work and tightening i.e.: swedging worn hinge tubes and removal of any play between pillars. Hand burnishing methods that restore the action to a like new performance level. For very old flutes or badly worn keys, a new set of silver steel shafts may be fitted. Removal all dents on body/headjoint, re-straightening bent bodies, keys and shafts. Expansion of headjoint/foot joint, to fit snugly. All tone holes are checked and correctly leveled where necessary. A thorough cleaning and polishing of all keys, rods, pivot screws, tone holes, body surfaces and bore.
Replace all springs, corks, felts & pads. Keywork is carefully balanced, regulated and aligned. Instrument is then reassembled and lubricated.

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