Hornbergstrasse 17, CH-8200 Schaffhausen
Tel. ++41 (0)52 625 37 36 · alain.winkelman@gmail.com


Complete paddings are charged by the conditions of the association of Swiss instrument makers.

My speciality is padding after the system of Straubinger, but in brass fittings.

The tone holes of the flutes are grinded to be completely even and then polished to make the pads fit perfectly flat.  A flute, once prepared like this will, in future, cause less repair costs when pads need to be replaced. On demand I also use Muramatsu pads.

Galvanic work (gilding, silvering) are outsourced to a specially approved firm. Complicated soldering by laser is carried out by a specialist.


Repair costs depend on time and material input.

Complete padding costs Fr. 1700.-