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I recently got an old Olds Ambassador flute. Overall, it's not in bad shape. I'm going to use this as a chance to attempt to replace flute pads. My problem is that the low C is missing both the screw and resonator(I believe they are called resonators on flute, I know they are on sax). Where could I get a replacement for this?
 

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Your local music store will likely have a "resonator" which is actually called a pad retaining screw and washer. This part is fairly universal. They can probably pull one off of a junk flute for you if they don't stock them in bulk. The Olds flute was made by Gemeinhardt I believe. The traditional BIR suppliers sell them as well.
 

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There are minor differences in diameter and size of hole. Basically it's just a thin washer.
Any technician should stock them in a range that covers what you want.

A few brands have turned them into an art form, but they are still just washers to retain the pads.
 

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