Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

I recently Purchased a Martin Doyle Celtic flute which I really like and enjoy playing.
However it seems to have suffered some abuse to the cork in the head joint resulting in it becoming worn around the edges giving it a kind of inverse conical shape. I think this is affecting the low notes.

I don’t see any easy way of removing the cork. usually the hed screws off and one can replace the cork but the head on this seems more permanently fixed and I am concerned about damaging the flute.

Any tips? or should I be asking this question on a different forum?

Cheers
Jeff B

Re: Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

Hi Jeff B. and welcome to thesession. If you don’t get an answer here, try the Flute sub-section of the Chiff & Fipple forum:

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/

Re: Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

Yes it looks exactly like this flute thanks for the advise

Re: Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

The man to ask: martin@martindoyleflutes.com

You can tell Martin I gave you his contact.

Re: Replacing Cork in Headjoint of Martin Doyle Irish flute

Thanks David,

Yes, I have previously sent Martin several emails and called a couple of times but no reply.

I know he was in hospital last year, maybe he is still recuperating.

Cheers
Jeff