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The Lewis Crown is a unique new concept in crown design that works with your own stopper for a perfect blend of evenness and response, particularly noticeable when moving from right to left hand notes and across registers.
The new Lewis Crown combines three unique designs into a single unit which replaces the traditional crown on any flute:
Using the new Lewis Crown:• Remove your existing crown and gently screw in the new Lewis Crown. Save the original crownas it will be needed if you ever wish to adjust the position of your cork, or stopper.• Thread the Lewis Crown on the headjoint until the crown makes contact with the top of the headtube and then turn it about four extra full turns to set the proper spring tension. The Lewis crownis tightened gently so that the spring will act freely (unlike traditional crowns that are tightenedhard). If it becomes too tight, reverse one turn.• Find the optimum point for your right hand response by fine-tuning the position of the crown.Most players find best results with the point of the Lewis logo (on the dome of the crown) andcorresponding blue line (on the rim of the crown) aligned pointing towards the blowing edge ofthe embouchure hole. Play a descending chromatic scale from second register B to middle D,listening for evenness of response. If necessary, make a small adjustment to the alignment of theblue line with the embouchure by rotating the crown a bit, playing the descending chromatic scaleagain, and repeating until optimum results are obtained.