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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000013.txt from 2010/11

From: Martin Baxter <>
Subj: Re: [kl] 435-- Haynes flutes-- 435?
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 07:19:20 -0400

On 2 Nov 2010, at 03:17, Jesse Rogers wrote:

Subject: Re: [kl] 435-- Haynes flutes-- 435?

You can lower the pitch some by putting a wood or plastic rod in the bore.
This reduces the effective bore diameter.

Pitch Adjustment
Although the "string trick" works quite well on clarinet (I used it for a long time to lower an old High-Pitch A to c440 ) I don't think it works on flute.
While we are on the subject of "old-timer" tricks how many of you out there have ever preformed a pad 'repair' with the silver foil you used to get in Players or Capstan cigarettes. Ordinary foil won't do it as well, but 'clingfilm' or wide PTFE tape might.

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