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by JButky
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finger pressure guage
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Finger pressure guage

Occasionally she will remark on how quickly a particular flute will respond mechanically. I surmise this may be related to the action of the springs, given the related mechanical parts are in good shape. Might this indicate that some springs may be getting weak? How can I tell if a spring should be...
by JButky
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finger pressure guage
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Finger pressure guage

Should the pressure required be the same for all the keys? This is very subjective. You cannot have the same finger pressure simply because various key combinations activated by one finger are sometimes one sprung key and other times 3 keys in some cases. There is a blending and rule of thumb for a...
by JButky
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finger pressure guage
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Finger pressure guage

Yes, there are leaf spring gauges that measure this as well as air pressure gauges to actually measure the sealing of the pad to the tone hole.

The leaf spring gauges as far as I know are mostly homemade while the air pressure test machines are readily available in the industry..
by JButky
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The "Z" Cut headjoint
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: The "Z" Cut headjoint

Yes, there are many makers that have a fairly squared off embouchure hole..
by JButky
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Please Help, What kind of flute and style is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 4957

Re: Please Help, What kind of flute and style is this?

It's a technique of singing and playing at the same time, (and other vocalizations) you don't need a special flute or equipment, any flute will work. It's just a technique.
by JButky
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Jupiter Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: Jupiter Flute

It's probably an old one, with that logo. Model is probably stamped on the ribbing
by JButky
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Atsui?
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Atsui?

Atsui is just the name given to represent that precious metal cladding can be added to any Altus flute. We offer both Gold and Platinum cladding. Atsui is NOT a model. Atsui is a finish and it is an option.
by JButky
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?

In short, here's what I'm looking for: DARK-TONED FLUTE BRANDS AND MODELS. 1200-1800$. The works: Bb foot, open-holed, etc. In short, there is no such thing. Bright and dark are subjective and can mean the opposite to different people. Secondly, Two people play the same flute, and the same listener...
by JButky
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: "Takumi Yashima Flute co. Ltd Japan"
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: "Takumi Yashima Flute co. Ltd Japan"

Here's some info..

The Takumi flute company was founded in 1976 by the famous Japanese flute-makers Shuichi Tanaka, later founder of Altus and Shigeru Watanabe, later founder of Mateki.

Should be a pretty good flute if it's in decent shape. But it is old..
by JButky
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 8055

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

My question to Joe B: Have you tried the Lefreque sound bridge on a flute? I have tried every contraption under the sun...personally. I have experimented with my own created gadgets...personally. And I can explain what the cause of just about any and all changes and even why it seems to affect some...
by JButky
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!


Dude, I am pushing the big 50 this year. I resemble the old remark...HUH!! :lol:
Phineas, You are making me feel old...
by JButky
Mon May 02, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 7
Views: 9606

Re: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA

He's a Muramatsu dealer. Probably OK, I don't have any first hand knowledge of his flute repair chops. Mostly a Clarinet/Sax kind of specialty was my impression though. Might be worth a try though. Muramatsu is pretty proprietary about parts availability. If you need factory supplied stuff, you'll h...
by JButky
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 7
Views: 9606

Re: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA

In Philly, try Bev and Lindsey at Windworks..

http://www.windworksstudio.com/suppliers.aspx
by JButky
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Chineese bamboo flute D key
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: Chineese bamboo flute D key


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