Powell Conservatory Solid Silver Flute C.O.A.
This Verne Q. Powell Conservatory Flute was in for a C.O.A. (Clean, Oil and Adjust) and it also needed 7 of the Straubinger pads replaced as many were torn and worn out. This flute was taken apart to clean the old oil out of the key mechanisms and the entire body was hand polished and put through the ultrasonic cleaner. Seven new Straubinger pads were installed and partial shims we put in the remaining pads to level them to the top of the tone holes and create a great seal. The crown cork was again replaced and the fittings were checked for smoothness and ease of assembly. Finally, it was adjusted and regulated and playtested. This professional flutist is now ready for another season of enjoyable performances!