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foot joint issues    16:44 on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

evflute17
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My footjoint has stopped playing. I can't play lower than a d. Can anyone tell me how to fix it?

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Re: foot joint issues    21:03 on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Zevang
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Yes I do! Take it to a good technician. Don't make things worse than they already are...

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Re: foot joint issues    16:24 on Thursday, May 09, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

evflute17
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Unfortunately I don't have the time, I have a performance tomorrow and don't have another flute to play. I can do some repairs with instruction though if its a simple problem, like if a key is bent.

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Re: foot joint issues    20:51 on Thursday, May 09, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jim22
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If D plays but C# doesn't, something is up with the C# pad or key. Pad loose? Key bent? Maybe the C spring came off the hook and it is not staying open, but the low C should play. You just need to take a close look to identify the problem. Unless its just a spring thing, getting it fixed correctly could be a bit tricky if its your first repair.

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Re: foot joint issues    07:11 on Friday, May 10, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Watcher
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I think your choices come down to having a flute that doesn't play those notes, versus a flute that doesn't play at all. Trying to fix it yourself could really be a bad idea. Given two unfortunate choices, I'd try to work around the problem and figure out how to get through your pieces without playing those notes.

   

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