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Hello. I have recently purchased a Haynes closed hole, C foot flute serial number 21,000 range. It looks to have the original pads, which as you would imagine aren't in the best shape. But for a small ding on the foot it is otherwise mechanically sound. On previous overhauls of other flutes I have used both Prestini and Music Medic pads and have thought both were of good quality. My question; is there a particular pad (type, thickness, or provider) which would be more suitable for this particular flute? Any other suggestions which might be helpful for the repad? Just as background I am not a professional technician but have overhauled many other flutes and saxophones - just not a Haynes. I have owned an Armstrong Heritage previously and it looks very similar in structure. Thank you for reading.
 

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Great flutes, especially around that serial no!
I would contact JLSmith and ask their advice. I've done this before with flutes I've done myself and they've been very helpful
 

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My guy, who used to run the Haynes shop, makes all his own pads. I can ask him what he recommends other than those.
 

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This, from the guy who was Jean Pierre Rampals US tech of choice:

Jim,

I would suggest Ferree's line of "needle felt" pads. They are a consistent, stable, and predictable pad that I've used on the very best instruments, with excellent results.

In the Ferree's catalog they're listed under "B8".
 
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