If the tone reector is out of alignment
After tone reector adjustment is complete, tune the instrument.
Tuning is accomplished by sliding the headjoint
slightly toward or away from the body.
* Pull out on the headjoint to lower the pitch
and push it in to raise the pitch.
Alto Flute/Bass Flute
On the alto and bass utes, tuning is accomplished
by sliding the U-joint slightly toward or away from
* Do not adjust the space between the headjoint and
U-joint. Doing so will degrade the pitch balance
making it dicult to tune the instrument.
When adjusting the tone reflector’s
Adjusting the tone reflector’s position requires
some skill and should be done by the dealer from
whom you purchased the instrument, rather than
When the tone reflector is too close to the
Turn the crown counter-clockwise to loosen, and
then push the crown toward the headjoint moving
the tone reector to the right. Retighten the crown
after positioning the tone reector.
* If the cork has become worn or loose due to
tone reector slippage, replace the cork with a
new one (about once a year).
When the tone reector is too far from
Turn the crown clockwise to tighten, mov-
ing the tone reector to the left.