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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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$60 for two, wow.
So you got a Haynes for that price, what a deal.
Had a commercial in the early 70s, very nice and sweet tone.
Wish i still had it.
Sold it and got a new Muramatsu in 76.
The fact that corrosion is there suggests that the cork sealing poorly. Even moisture has managed to get past it. Replace it. :)
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