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by WalterMitty
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ebay flute trial
Replies: 13
Views: 9682

I finally received Trevor James privilege II and CE-winds flutes. Both are open hole offset-G, B-hoot with gizmo. silver plated. Trevor James has solid silver lip plate, too. Both had the plugs for the holes (I took them out, though). Both came with french case. Unfortunately, CE-Winds arrived with ...
by WalterMitty
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

I have a Yamaha Allegro 471 flute. It's amazing. lol Everyone in my high school band is amazed by the fact that it has gold on it. Our local music store had a guy that let me try it before I bought it. It took awhile to get used to because it was a better flute than the one I had before. When I bou...
by WalterMitty
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

My Yamaha costed me about $2,000 but I got it with a piccolo as a bundle deal. I bought mine from a local music store that was having a Christmas special; it was one of the only Yamaha's they had. The tone is perfect and is sounding better every day. :) Good for you ! :) Which model did you get? Bu...
by WalterMitty
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

Actually, I have a cheep flute - and it sound pretty good for the price - around $150, I believe. I'm saving for a a $500 yamaha, though. The only problem with cheep flutes are that the tone in itself lacks that sweet tune a flute should have, and the screws do very weird things (good thing my brot...
by WalterMitty
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

I know u have played some of the cheaper ebay flutes, but have you ever played say a brannen, pearl hand-made, powell? I had the chance to play an entire line-up of brannens in boston when i visited their office. An assortment of platinum, gold, silver flutes and about 15 headjoints of various comp...
by WalterMitty
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

Sounds like you enjoy collecting flutes. Have you thought of buying other flutes from the flute family? I have an Alto, and a friend of mine as an Alto, Bass, and Contra Bass. Here's a picture of her playing it at one of the flute fests I host at my house: I know there are interesting instruments. ...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 42497

I had an occasion to touch and play a bit wooden flute of him, and it was nice. It's owned by a professional flutist and she said all good things about the flute and him. The keys (open hole) were very light and nice (and thin). The fingers just fit so well on them, a bit like my Yamaha hand made pr...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteVIDEOholic
Replies: 0
Views: 1398

A confession of a FLuteVIDEOholic

Oops, I made a double post ... Not to waste the topic, I'm listing some of flute videos I watched, recently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqtRF2uB-LA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7zy_haGCc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJ4i1L3y5M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRFxzyfKxI http://vimeo.com/46...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A confession of a FLuteholic
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

A confession of a FLuteholic

Hi, my name is Walter. And I'm a fluteholic. I love flutes and I'm buying them, playing them, adjusting and polishing them. I'm spending all my over-time pay (and more) for flute and flute related material. I don't have a life. I can't have one because my babies (flutes) are crying and asking me to ...
by WalterMitty
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need Heavier Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 4113

Some others on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Stopper-Plug-for-Sankyo-Powell-Yamaha-Haynes-any-flute_W0QQitemZ220580507744QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item335b9f7060 I bought this one (the exact one), yesterday! :) I'm thinking about cutting down the the cork on one of my cheap flute that ...
by WalterMitty
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute or piccolo to begin with?
Replies: 10
Views: 5684

There is another alternative. When I was a kid, I used to play a plastic fife, among other instrument like trumpet and mini clarinet. And I think this prepared me to play a flute, later. I was playing trumpet in high school jazz band, and I tried a flute of my friend, on day. And it was so natural t...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ebay flute trial
Replies: 13
Views: 9682

I just bought yet another flute (CE-Brand Alpha series. Another $132 + shipping.).... I have a weakness when it comes to an open hole flute, especially new one, and this one has B-foot, too. I think it's a Chinese flute , again, similar to my FAKE Yamaha 271. But I'm not worried so much because I do...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 4566

Unless you want to be a professional, or you want to blend into a JAM session, or your band director wants you to play a new piece of music without any prior practice, I don't think it's absolutely necessary to learn to play very well at the first glance of music sheet you never seen before. I can r...
by WalterMitty
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ebay flute trial
Replies: 13
Views: 9682

I'm still waiting two more flutes, one is Artley (supposedly) solid silver flute, and another one is the most expensive (but still $265 + shipping) Trever-James Privilege II, which can be my last one in this trial IF I can resist the desire to try out wooden flutes .... (but they are a lot more expe...
by WalterMitty
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ebay flute trial
Replies: 13
Views: 9682

My experience was similar. However, there is a big difference between playability, and durability. Once everything is adjusted, most of these cheap flutes will play ok. Another issue is the ability to do your own adjustments. Most people that get sucked into buying these cheap instruments have no i...