A simple, cheap and easy-to-install improvement to any flute headjoint. Simply remove the crown and stopper from your headjoint, fit the new stopper, fit the new crown. The difference in sound and response is astonishing.
Both stoppers and crowns are held in place with an O-ring. Zirconium crowns are also now available, both in a natural colour and heat-treated to a beautiful deep mirror black. Flute players are amazed (and I continue to be amazed) how the sound of a flute changes when these gadgets are fitted. Players who use them have said their flutes have become louder, smoother and more responsive.The stoppers will fit almost any headjoint, but the crowns must be made to measure. A measurement of the inside of the top of your headjoint (the crown end). Presto Musical Repairs can help you with the sizing.
Natural Colour available with stopper. See photo – middle crown and bottom stopper.