Valentino Offers A Cure For Common Catastrophes
“We replaced a clarinet tenon cork right on the street just before the parade…. We won’t go on a band trip without your wonderful kit. Thanks for a great product.”
– Emilio Parenti, Band Director, Jefferson High School
Valentino understands the needs of band and orchestra directors as well as musicians who want to do their own repairs or emergency fixes. Unpredictable weather, rough handling during gigs and every kind of unexpected emergency means directors and musicians need to be prepared for anything. Valentino answers the call on several levels: Valentino pads are reliable and stable and they install easily with minimal adjustment. Our laminated designs are unaffected by weather, stay in adjustment longer – even with prolonged storage – and perform better than other pads, reducing the need for minor repair and the likelihood of instrument breakdowns. When emergencies do occur, Valentino Quick-Fix pads are the perfect solution for on-the-spot 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.
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A Variety Of Pad Styles For Diverse Applications
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.
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.
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.
Prodigy: The Prodigy series offers significant savings with solid performance in an everyday band instrument pad. Innovative wrapped construction over felt provides a reliable, cost-effective solution for student flutes, clarinets and saxophones with the tonal projection and responsiveness you expect from Valentino.
Legend: The Valentino Legend is a superior performance saxophone pad that lives up to its name with exceptional feel, color and dynamic range. Designed for professionals and advanced artists, the proprietary design features kid-wrapped construction over dense felt. The natural kidskin is untreated so it won’t stick the way other, pretreated pads do, and it allows the artist to choose the exact type of surface treatment and color they desire for a truly custom feel and appearance.
Blue Back: Custom, made-to-measure pads for manufactures, the Blue Back is a unique product created specifically for manufactures 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 Blue Back plays like the greenback but with the advantage of highly efficient installation for mass production applications.