Thanks for the responses guys! I kind of forgot about this thread since it was silent for a while.
Closed hole, offset g, student model sounds good. I really just want this to record simple kraftwerk-like flute textures now and then, probably multitracked or through tons of delay or something. more of an effect than anything.
I play the sax and recently learned that the flute's fingering is similar so I thought, hey I should get one.
Used student model plus pad replacement sounds like the way to go. thanks again.