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by kymarto
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33753

"at least not true for Haynes" EXACTLY! And Brannen, Powell, Sankyo, Miyazawa, Muramatsu, Nagahara, Pearl, Parmenon, Altus, Tom Green, and Yamaha.... including many others. The wall thickness changes because the metal has higher density. If the density was higher, yet the wall thickness remained th...
by kymarto
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33753

I've had my say. Take it or leave it. Just a few further points to fluteguy 18 and c_otter. Harps and stringed instruments depend on the vibrations of the body to amplify the sound of the exciting mechanism (string in this case) and transmit it effectively to the air, so it is more than clear that t...
by kymarto
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33753

This is a reason often given (and probably true) for the difference in 'feel' between, say, a platinum or gold flute and one in silver or silver plate. If someone is paying $30K for a flute then the job of building it is given to the best craftsman in the house. One of my favorite stories, told to m...
by kymarto
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33753

I'm with fluteguy18 on this topic. I have degrees in Music and Computer Science and I've worked with a lot of scientific equipment such as frequency counters, spectrum analyzers, and the like. While I can appreciate the science behind this study, I don't think a totally scientific approach can enco...
by kymarto
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33753

Before spending all that money for precious metal, it might be instructive to read this study, which indicates (as all acoustic scientists will affirm), that the metal does not make a bit of difference to the tone or response of the flute: http://iwk.mdw.ac.at/Forschung/english/linortner/linortner_e...
by kymarto
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Shortening Headjoint
Replies: 1
Views: 2085

Your flute is most probably tuned to A = 435, as many older flutes are. You can shorten the headjoint (this is often done) but because it is impossible to change the tonehole placement your higher tube notes (the extreme being C#) will be somewhat sharp as compared to your long-tube notes, and this ...