As mentioned above, some flutes do not have any additional type of device or mechanism to facilitate the high E, because it is really a matter of the player's preference. However, if one is in place, your flute would either have a G disc or a split-E mechanism -- not both. If your flute does not have any type of high E facilitator and you are interested in getting a G disc put in, that is not a problem at all. The repair shop at Powell can add one to your flute for roughly $70. We realize there is debate on the G disc. Many people find it very helpful in venting a high E. In the case of intonation, some people find that it is an improvement, and others have the opposite view -- yet there are so many additional variables in what can effect intonation, so it all depends on the player and his/her equipment. If you are interested in having a G disc installed, or if you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Rachel Baker in our repair shop at email@example.com, and she'd be happy to help!
|Red arrow points to older G disc design, yellow arrow points to current design.
|Yellow arrow points to key that has a G disc in the tone hole.
|With the G disc in place, the yellow arrow points to the open area of the tone hole.