Search found 6 matches

by clarinetcounsel
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Muramatsu Ex III RBE or Altus 1107 ERB
Replies: 6
Views: 6742

Re: Muramatsu Ex III RBE or Altus 1107 ERB

BTW, I notice one thing about the description of handmade by the manufacturer which I think is rather misleading because in reality there is no way a flute can be made without handmade process; e.g. I have seen videos on mass production flute making process in a factory in China which included many ...
by clarinetcounsel
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Muramatsu Ex III RBE or Altus 1107 ERB
Replies: 6
Views: 6742

Re: Muramatsu Ex III RBE or Altus 1107 ERB

I will definitely go for EX. As compared with my Yamaha 4XX, 6XX and Sankyo Silversonic/301 (which all have silver bodies and headjoints), my EX (silver headjoint but silver plated body) has a more durable and stable mechanism and pads; this is very important if you are in a more humid weather and y...
by clarinetcounsel
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Your own Headjoint Adler Wings
Replies: 0
Views: 2963

Your own Headjoint Adler Wings

Having played clarinet and saxophone for more than 30 years, I occasionally encounter adjustment problem when playing flute i.e. the air stream is too wide spreading not focus enough. The Adler Wings headjoint (e.g. Mura, Lafin) may be a good idea but money does matter. So, I came up with the idea t...
by clarinetcounsel
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Rampal's Double Case
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Rampal's Double Case

Many of us own more than one flute but very few have a double case like Rampal. See 46" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKdCKp8WM0c

Another interesting spot of this video is Rampal's HJ ... the hole appears to be a classic oval cut.
by clarinetcounsel
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 481 vs 684H
Replies: 1
Views: 4082

Yamaha 481 vs 684H

About 10 years ago, I bought a 481. In these 10 years, no repair / re-pad has been done. The condition is still quite good (no obvious tarnish only two or three sticky pads). However, as I want to go beyond the limit of this flute (but not that much as it is too late for me to turn to flute major), ...
by clarinetcounsel
Mon May 24, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 16534

Andy, I am eager to hear how the new 674 is different from 461 (ease to play, dynamic, etc.) because I am also thinking to upgrade from 481 to 681.

By the way, SaxyShanny, how is "K" headjoint different from "EC"? Interesting, "K" headjoint is not available in Asia (even Japan)!!