I need to re-pad a mid-19th century, London style, pre-Boehm wooden flute, and am told that clarinet or even sax pads are quite suitable. Sets of pads for modern instruments, however, contain the wrong assortment. As far as I can tell before fully disassembling, I need one at 15 mm and 6 at 12 mm. I haven’t yet found anywhere local that sells individual pads or custom selections.
I’ve seen one place in the USA, but I’d rather avoid the delays and shipping costs if possible, especially since it could turn out that my size estimates are wrong and I need to get a few more. The price of the pads themselves is not an issue, but long delays and tens of dollars of shipping costs would be annoying!
I’m in Italy, so "local" preferably means within the EU, failing that the UK.
Anyone know where I can turn? I’ve asked on Chiff&Fipple, but not yet got an answer.
TIA, of course!