Zoom Bigio Crown and Stopper

Bigio Crown and Stopper

$400.00 USD
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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.

The stoppers and crowns are made with the very hard element zirconium. After researching every possible metal, Robert has found zirconium to be the best material for resonance and sound production. Both stoppers and crowns are held in place with an O-ring.

Flute players are amazed how the sound of a flute changes when they fit their head joints with this revolutionary product! Players who use them have said their flutes have become louder, smoother and more responsive.

Fitting is easy. Simply unscrew the original crown and push out the original stopper using the tool supplied. The tool is hollow and will apply pressure to the stopper itself, not to the screw. Next, put the new stopper in the headjoint and push it into position with the tool. The three lines on the tool will help you find the correct position. Finally, push the new crown into position. The whole job takes just a minute.

The stoppers will fit almost any headjoint, but the crowns must be made to measure. I need a measurement of the inside of the top of your headjoint (the crown end). Any repair person will be able to do this for you in seconds using a vernier caliper. Another option is to simply send us the head joint and we will fit the crown and stopper for you the same day and overnight the head joint back. We will pay the shipping costs to return the head joint. You will be without it for only 2 or 3 days. Of course, we return to you the original stopper and crown assembly.

David Symington's article. In a recent issue of the British Flute Society magazine, Pan, David Symington published an article describing some stoppers I made for him in over a dozen materials from aluminium to zirconium. This article has now been published on the Web, on Larry Krantz's site:

FCNY offers free 2-day Express or 1-2 day Ground shipping via FedEx on all US orders over $400, no code required - this will automatically be an option at checkout. Please note that orders may take up to 2 business days to process.

We are also happy to ship orders internationally! We've shipped flutes to over 100 countries around the world, from Brazil to Korea and everywhere in between. Nothing would make us happier to help you find your next instrument, no matter where you live!

Flute Center of New York offers free in-home trials for all our instruments, new and used. Contact a Resident Flutist or call into the shop to set up your trial today!

We are happy to send several instruments at a time - and if you don't find the right instrument, we're happy to send as many follow-up trials as it takes for you to find the perfect instrument! 

Please note that trials are not available on keyless flutes or accessories. Shipping fees may apply - have your flute teacher Join the Club for free shipping!

FCNY offers a 7-day return window for all instrument purchases made through our website, new or used. Please contact us within 7 days of receiving the instrument to begin the return process.

For those clients who choose to trial instruments before purchasing, there are no returns or refunds after finalizing a sale, as the trial period allows for a free, no obligation return. 

We do not accept returns of accessories if the original packaging has been opened or the accessory has been used or damaged in any way. 

Read more about our return policy here.

We proudly offer a full 1-year service warranty on all new instrument purchases. This service warranty includes every aspect of the playability of the instrument - corks, pads, felts, springs, adjustments, etc. New instruments also come with a manufacturer's warranty against defects; these manufacturer's warranties vary by brand. Warranties generally do not cover against aesthetic issues or those issues caused by damage or misuse, ie. scratches, dents, dings, tarnish, cleaning, or discoloration.

New instruments purchased by students of our ClubFCNY members will qualify for a complimentary 18-month extended warranty. If you're shopping and want to receive a free extended warranty, tell your teacher to Join the Club, or enter your teacher's name and email address at checkout!

Pre-owned flutes are sold in as-is condition and do not come with any formal warranty. However, some minor adjustments can sometimes be completed as part of the sale.

Shipping

FCNY offers free 2-day Express or 1-2 day Ground shipping via FedEx on all US orders over $400, no code required - this will automatically be an option at checkout. Please note that orders may take up to 2 business days to process.

We are also happy to ship orders internationally! We've shipped flutes to over 100 countries around the world, from Brazil to Korea and everywhere in between. Nothing would make us happier to help you find your next instrument, no matter where you live!

Trials

Flute Center of New York offers free in-home trials for all our instruments, new and used. Contact a Resident Flutist or call into the shop to set up your trial today!

We are happy to send several instruments at a time - and if you don't find the right instrument, we're happy to send as many follow-up trials as it takes for you to find the perfect instrument! 

Please note that trials are not available on keyless flutes or accessories. Shipping fees may apply - have your flute teacher Join the Club for free shipping!

Returns

FCNY offers a 7-day return window for all instrument purchases made through our website, new or used. Please contact us within 7 days of receiving the instrument to begin the return process.

For those clients who choose to trial instruments before purchasing, there are no returns or refunds after finalizing a sale, as the trial period allows for a free, no obligation return. 

We do not accept returns of accessories if the original packaging has been opened or the accessory has been used or damaged in any way. 

Read more about our return policy here.

Warranty

We proudly offer a full 1-year service warranty on all new instrument purchases. This service warranty includes every aspect of the playability of the instrument - corks, pads, felts, springs, adjustments, etc. New instruments also come with a manufacturer's warranty against defects; these manufacturer's warranties vary by brand. Warranties generally do not cover against aesthetic issues or those issues caused by damage or misuse, ie. scratches, dents, dings, tarnish, cleaning, or discoloration.

New instruments purchased by students of our ClubFCNY members will qualify for a complimentary 18-month extended warranty. If you're shopping and want to receive a free extended warranty, tell your teacher to Join the Club, or enter your teacher's name and email address at checkout!

Pre-owned flutes are sold in as-is condition and do not come with any formal warranty. However, some minor adjustments can sometimes be completed as part of the sale.

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