PROPER FLUTE MAINTENANCE

YOU WILL NEED
  • Flute cleaning rod
    (with marks to regulate the crown position in the flute headjoint)
  • Cleaning cloth for wiping
    the inside of a flute
  • Cleaning cloth for wiping silver parts

  • Special oil for screws

1EVERY DAY

• Swab the inside of your instrument every time after playing. Use special paper to absorb any excess moisture from the pads.

• Wipe the body and keys of your flute to remove any fingerprints.

7EVERY WEEK

• Check to see if your crown (headjoint cork) is in the right position. To do it you should insert the rod with marks into the flute headjoint. The mark on the rod should be in the centre of the embouchure hole. If the line is too close to the open end of the flute headjoint, twist your crown clockwise and press it. By this you will place the crown further in the headjoint. Leaky crown is an often-overlooked problem. If you find that the headjoint cork of your flute yawns, you should contact a repair technician.

30EVERY MONTH

• Check all the screws to make sure they are tightened up and oiled. Damage or fouling of screws may lead to slops in the mechanism and interference with normal tone-hole closing by the pads. Timely preventive maintenance of the instrument can considerably extend its life.

365EVERY YEAR

• Take advantage of SOUNDS GOOD services for annual check-ups of your instrument. Our free-of-charge technical diagnostics will help you make an informed decision as to preventive repair and/or maintenance to make sure your instrument sounds its best.

SOUNDS GOOD recommends to keep all the maintenance materials separately
from the instrument to prevent darkening of the cover and tarnishing
of the metal parts of your instrument.