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Haynes head joint crown will not unscrew.

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Hello all. Just searching for some advice. I purchased a Haynes Commercial flute which had been left idle for some time. After a clean and repad it plays nicely. The problem is that the crown does not turn (with normal hand effort) and appears stuck. Could anyone suggest a non destructive approach to deal with this problem. Heat? Cooling? WD40 or similar product? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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I think cold better that heat might work. Heat makes a cork swell. I’d try putting in the freezer.
I tried literally two duffle bags full of flutes that a high end flute dealer has. Brannens, Altus., Yamahas and other high end Haynes.
The Haynes “commercial” beat them all for me. Even the dealer told me when he heard me play it, “That one is you”.
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