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#1 2010-12-03 15:44:43

Mujitsu
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Non-invasive bore adjustment

This was mentioned on the forum briefly a few years ago and seems worth repeating.

One non-invasive bore adjustment method is to use electrical tape. Small squares can be cut and layered at critical spots in the bore.

It works very well for shakuhachi which require small adjustments. It lasts a long time and with careful surgery can be removed without a trace. Ideal for times when it's best to lighten your footprint. Available in red and black!

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#2 2010-12-03 16:23:51

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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

So simple!
Great idea Mujitsu.  I have a flute whose issues might very well be helped by such a remedy.

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#3 2010-12-03 16:46:29

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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

Neptune did this to my Shiro 1.8, stabilized ro.


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#4 2010-12-03 17:04:26

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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

Tairaku 太楽 wrote:

Neptune did this to my Shiro 1.8, stabilized ro.

The plastic chi trick, or the electrical tape trick?

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#5 2010-12-03 17:15:52

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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

Tape.


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#6 2010-12-03 17:38:39

Mujitsu
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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

madoherty wrote:

So simple!

I first saw this on a few of John Singer's flutes and liked the strategy. I think he got it from John Neptune. 

With a little ingenuity, it can be applied anywhere in the bore. However, the ideal location is the halfway point on two piece shakuhachi. That point is located at the male end so it's easy to apply and fine tune. It also influences ro which is a common adjustment.

Nice chi fill Kees!

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#7 2010-12-03 18:40:23

madoherty
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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

I've got a flute whose bore doesn't fit cleanly together at the joint - about 4mm gap actually.  The tape could work as a nice bridge.

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#8 2010-12-03 21:53:38

Jim Thompson
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Re: Non-invasive bore adjustment

Mujitsu wrote:

This was mentioned on the forum briefly a few years ago and seems worth repeating.

One non-invasive bore adjustment method is to use electrical tape. Small squares can be cut and layered at critical spots in the bore.

It works very well for shakuhachi which require small adjustments. It lasts a long time and with careful surgery can be removed without a trace. Ideal for times when it's best to lighten your footprint. Available in red and black!

Ken did this to my hassun with significant improvement i.e. more headroom on otsu ro.


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