I have an eighties flugel, I had it replated it came back with a wad of solder betwween the third valve casing and the bell pipe. Isn't that supposed to be a brace? are there supposed to be brces on the other valves as well? If you know please let me know or send me a picture! Thanks, Tim Sorry Its BAch Strad. 183 model/ I out it on my first post but it never went up! I 99.999% sure that that wad of solder was not there before, I would have noticed it!!!!! I think the guy is full of it!!!