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 Post subject: Adding C and C# keys
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:13 am 
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Hi guys.

I got a wonderfull 6 Keys flute from Gilles Lehart a year and a half ago. I cannot be happier with the flute but I would like to incorpore those two keys on my flute. I contact Gilles and he said that he do not make C and C# keys. What options do I have from here?

Do you know any maker able to copy the foot joint of my flute and add those two keys? Any other idea?

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 Post subject: Re: Adding C and C# keys
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:57 am 
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I would check with Terry McGee. I know he makes custom head joints, he might do a custom foot joint for you.

John Dura


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:38 am 
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The person I know who has the most versatility in adding keys to existing flutes would be Maurice Reviol.
http://bassoon.co.nz/flute-keywork.html

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Ditto on Maurice! Great guy to work with!


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I second the nomination for Maurice Reviol if the rest of the flute is post-mounted or if you don't mind a mix (see below). Maurice has a background in post-mounted keywork (as opposed to the block-mounts most of us use). Block-mounts are fine for normally-closed keys, but not so easy for normally-open keys. He may well be able to add the post-mounted keys to the existing foot if you're happy with that approach, although the existing Eb key might make that tricky.

A mix of block and post might sound strange, but it was often used for Siccama flutes in the 19th century, e.g. this one by Chappell:

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If you want/need to remain in block-mounted style, a maker could glue on new blocks, rather than having to start again.


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