An overhaul involves the complete disassembly and reconditioning of the instrument.
All pads, regulation material kicker/foot materials, corks etc are removed.
The instrument is completely cleaned*, and lightly hand polished (unless otherwise requested).
The mechanism is refit to remove lateral/ 'side to side' play, and hinge rods/steels are cleaned to remove any scratches or rust. Key cups and toneholes are checked for level and addressed if needed using only manufacturer approved techniques.
All new stabilizers (if used), pads, shims, regulation material, kicker material, corks etc are correctly installed and then the instrument is "played in" for a number of hours to "settle" the new materials.
*Wooden bodies and heads are oiled. We use manufacturer recommended, natural, peanut and nut-free oils for oiling. If you have any food allergies, please make sure this is noted with us!
For Those wanting a professional quality felt pad. Original Muramatsu pads are also available on request for older Muramatsu flutes.
For those looking for the sound and feel of professional felt pad, but with the added stability and precision of a Stabilizer.
The original "Classic" Straubinger pad, with original Stabilizers. Due to the precision of these pads, instruments must be custom measured for pad sets.
Available for Muramatsu flutes only. Conversion from the older style pads to the new "Lotus" style is an additional charge.
These Gold Pads are a professional synthetic pad created by Jim Schmidt. They are extremely firm and utilize a thin gold layer, instead of traditional bladder skin.
The Jim Schmidt Black Gold Pads have an additional dry black lubricant embedded into the Gold Pad surface, which is intended to prevent sticking.
All prices in Canadian dollars. taxes not included. prices subject to change.