Shimming pads is something you may have heard about, but since most of us don't really take our flutes apart, it's sometimes hard to imagine exactly what is involved in the process. Shimming is a technique that uses extremely thin materials like mylar to position and "seat" the pad properly.
In the video below, we watch as flute finisher Matt Keller checks the pads on the footjoint of a flute he is padding:
In this next video, we watch as Matt shims a pad:
For more on shimming, click here
to view the "Close-Up on Shimming" post from our Repair My Flute blog.
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