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More Info About the Recorder

Here you will find a brief overview of:
 
•    The Playing-In
•    The Assembly of the instrument
•    The Oiling
•    Anti Condensation Agents
•    Storage of the Instrument
•    S.ID. - The Security Identification
 

The  Playing-In
 
The break-in playing is an interactive process!
Not only does the new instrument need to be get used to you(r breath moisture), you also
have to get used to it. If you want to discover the new specifics of
your new instrument, then complete a break-in period.
This means: Play your instrument as long as recomended
according to the manufacturer´s instructions, and use this time to explore the capacity of the
individual sounds and the tonal center (at which pressure range does the recorder sound good). 
You will thereby have an amazing experience.
We hope you enjoy getting to know you new treasure.
 


The Assembly of the Instrument
 
The instrument parts should always be turned when assembled or disassembled.
Please make sure to always turn the parts in the same, continuous direction.
Should you find the parts difficult to assemble or disassemble, grease the cork strips. With plastic recorders,
all of the mortises and tenons are coated.
An overview of cork grease can be found in the category 'Accessories' → 'Care Products'.

With good cork grease, nothing should go wrong. Only when it
is an old student recorder where it gets caked in the tone holes. This greatly
affects the tone. (Smaller tone holes result namely a lower tone.)


Video about the assembly of the instrument.
 


The Oiling of the Instrument
 
Regular oiling is important for wooden wind instruments.
All wooden recorders must be lubricated from time to time (depending on the type
of wood and its demand), because each type of wood needs protection from the
moisture that it is vulnerable to.
We must distinguish two types of oils:

•    plant oil (linseed, olive, almond, etc.)

•    mineral oil (for bikes, sewing machines, etc.)
You will receive a detailed oil-manual with the purchase of  an instrument from our shop
 


Anti Condensation Agent
 
Anti condensation agents avoid the formation of droplets in the windway.
With new instruments or in cold rooms, it can be helpful to reduce 
the condensation from the humidity from breathing.
Even with exotic woods can it be sensible to use the anti condensation
agent in the first few weeks.
But again, less is more. Please try to solve the problem once without
using the anti-condensation agent. Possibly an even better alternative is
to warm up the headjoint in the hand first.
If all else fails, we will be happy to advise you.
 


Storage of the Instrument
 
It is best to store the recorder disassembled.
This avoids the regression of the corkstrips, which will then eventually no longer fit to the recorder parts.
Of course it will not do any harm if the assembled recorder should be beautifully displayed on a stand for
a time, but just-moistened instruments should be dry before displayed.
Recorders should never be in dry heated air, drafts, or direct sunlight.
 


S.ID- the Secure Identity
 
Protect your instrument from being stolen by having a discreet and personalized lasered engraving.
We discreetly engrave your instrument upon desired request. We can guarantee that nothing will happen to your instrument. Should it be lost, it can clearly be returned to the owner later.
As ideas, we propose:
 
•    your name
•    your initials
•    your initials with a personal number code
•    your birthdate
•    etc

Should you have any questions, just contact us on the Security (S.ID).



To security ID in the shop

 

Do you have further questions?
We will be happy to give help and advice. Call us, or send an e-mail to info@blockfloetenshop.de