Valentino USA

Manufacturers Love What Valentino Does For Their Brands

For manufacturers such as Blessing, LeBlanc, Fox, Buffet, Rossi, Conn-Selmer and Yamaha, Valentino offers major improvements in both performance quality and installation efficiency. Valentino pads are affordable (email for quote) and easy to install, and because they can be custom made for any application, they enhance the potential for innovative instrument design. Extraordinary dimensional precision and consistency makes the manufacturing process more exact and repeatable, with reduced waste and better quality control. The ease of installation also allows new workers to come online faster with lower training costs, and since they install very quickly and accurately, direct labor costs are significantly reduced. The Valentino advantage provides manufacturers with a substantial selling feature that dealers and customers recognize as a highly desirable, premium attribute. Using Valentino pads lowers the cost of creating better instruments while raising customer satisfaction and brand loyalty to a whole new level.

Valentino provides a full range of products and tools to support manufactures: Synthetic Cork Sheet and Components, Springs, French Open Hole Bushings, Flute Pad Stabilizers, Flute Pad Washers (plastic and paper), Waterkey corks, topcap and fingerbutton washers, Pre-cut Key Silencers, Adhesives, Lubricants, and much more!

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.