|Powell Plug-O's (left) and Powell Sonaré Plug-O's (right).|
Powell offers a great option for converting an open hole flute to closed hole -- and back. This option is (as you may have guessed) -- Plug-O's. They are small, round, sterling silver inserts with a rubber O ring, and they stay in place by press fitting into open hole keys. The nice thing about Plug-O's is that provide a "convertible" option that is not permanent.
|Side view showing metal Plug-O with black rubber O ring.|
Plug-O's are easy to insert and remove. You can also purchase them online
through the VQP Shop. If you do choose to purchase them, make sure to save the package -- especially the black platsic tool that holds them. You will need the tool to remove the Plug-O's, and the back of the package includes complete instructions on how to insert and remove the Plug-O's. If you do have trouble, don't try to force them out with any other object -- call your repair technician. One thing to note -- if you use Plug-Os with a wooden flute, you will not be able to remove them yourself (you will need to call your repair technician for this).
Need help finding the right size Plug-O? Follow this link
to read our previous post on Plug-O sizing. Also, for those who choose to use Plug-O's for an extended period of time, you may need to clean them -- and we have a previous post on cleaning them as well (click here
to read it)!
|Instructions on back of package.|
|Black plastic tool with small "|
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