Valentino pads offers a full range of superior pads, including advanced laminated designs and leather or bladder-wrapped models for every type of woodwind instrument. The world’s top performers, repair technicians, band directors and major manufacturers rely on Valentino to play better, last longer, install easier and make their businesses more profitable. Whether it’s a single pad, a complete horn, or an entire production run on a fleet of instruments, Valentino has a variety of specialized pads that simplify installation and elevate performance.
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A Variety Of Pad Styles For Diverse Applications
Greenback: Our most popular category, Valentino Greenbacks come in a variety of materials, and synthetic cork, in sizes to suit any type of woodwind including Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon. Long the choice of professional clarinetists, Greenbacks are the ideal option for top performance and tonal consistency in an affordable, long-lasting pad.
Quick-Fix: The perfect solution for emergency repairs, these easy to use, peel-and-stick pads seal beautifully and play with the responsive feel and tonal color you expect from Valentino. Quick Fix pads are available for every major orchestra woodwind and are included with all of our popular Valentino Fix Kits, which give band directors and musicians a way to master any emergency or DIY repair.
Blueback: Custom, made-to-measure pads for manufacturers, the blueback is a unique product created specifically for manufacturers whose instruments demonstrate an exceptional degree of accuracy in their key work. Designed for press fit installation on the top 13 and floated in on the bottom 4, the blueback plays like the greenback but with the advantage of highly efficient installation for mass production applications.
Masters Series: The ultimate performance pads for professional instruments, Valentino Masters are the result of decades of experience working with leading artists, technicians and manufactures to achieve a standard of perfection unmatched by any other woodwind pad. Advanced materials and cutting-edge construction offer a level of precision that makes these the favorites of technicians who service professional instruments and they provide extraordinary dynamic range and exquisite feel that are essential to the professional musician.
E-Series: Made with an engineered felt, engineered backing, and a wrapped bladder skin surface, these premium pads have great stability, are easy to install, and react well to shimming. With its innovative wrapped construction and classic yellow styling, the E-Series blends well with other pads, making it convenient and affordable to use them where you need them.
L-Series: Our latest addition to the Valentino flute pad line is the new "L-Series".
The L-Series sits on a firm chassis of machined plastic, topped with a hybrid design of engineered cushion and hand-wrapped double skins. From the players perspective, the pad is seen as a traditional looking pad, that feels positive but not hard.
The pads are mechanically quiet and acoustically responsive. The technician will notice a flat surface on a pad of dimensional predictability that installs with ease and creates an elegant setup.
Leather Sax: Beautifully crafted of the finest materials, these leather pads feature woven felt or pro felt, depending on your needs. These pads will feel very solid under the musician's hands and will provide top quality results for professional instruments.