Flute stripping

Flute stripping

Flute stripping    21:45 on Saturday, May 12, 2012

(141 points)

Has anyone got a diagram of the order in which to remove and replace the keys on a boehm flute ?

Re: Flute stripping    03:35 on Sunday, May 13, 2012

(708 points)

Best method:
1 Thumb keys
2 LH keys
3 RH keys
4 Double G key
5 Trills
6 G#

Reassembly the reverse. On some instruments the G key can be replaced after the LH keys - this makes it easier to regulate a flute with split E.

Number one rule - always return the pivot screws & rods to their original places or you can end up with binding or sloppy keys.

Re: Flute stripping    10:48 on Sunday, May 13, 2012

(141 points)

Thank you for the advice. I need to clean the toneholes on my flute. I have stripped soprano clarinets many times with the help of a diagram I copied from a book on clarinet repair.


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