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by Benjahmin
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What ist the Headscrew good for ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12150

@ Pied_Piper Ok, I think I'm getting the point now. One could describe it as a "finetuning" within the general tuning-process ( ? ) Sopranosaxes often have a split high C, for the tuning of the high octave alone....so then I suppose it's a related case with the tuning-cork. You're right, I am not ve...
by Benjahmin
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: help on our old flute
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

@ lodge 1978 The markings You describe, are a coding, a roman numeral given to the pieces of an instrument during small manual Series production, similar to a modern serial-number, in order to know which parts belong to which instrument during final assembly. These markings are found on many old ins...
by Benjahmin
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What ist the Headscrew good for ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12150

Pied-Piper Yes, all that is clear to me so far, as I wrote, knowing that the screw is for tuning the octaves correctly. Maybe I have to put the question in a different way: WHY would someone want to sharpen or flatten the third octave ? I suppose, once it is tuned correctly , nobody would want to ch...
by Benjahmin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: very good new flutes for very low prices
Replies: 41
Views: 9201

@ Phineas

( offtopic)

JAZZPICCOLO ??

MAN...You are truly off limits , are You ?

:shock:

Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What ist the Headscrew good for ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12150

What ist the Headscrew good for ?

Hi ! As a technician for woodwinds I learned, that the Headscrew ( or tuning-Cork, as it is called in german ) in the upper End of the Head-joint must be set at a special position ( one times the diameter of the tube ) in order to have the different octaves of the flute be in tune with each other. I...
by Benjahmin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?
Replies: 16
Views: 14148

Ohh, Ok I see ! I had the impression, it would have more people "whistling" through their lives .... especially since I learned the saying "whistle while You work" as a schoolboy in the US. ;-) Phineas > yes, I see, what You say about the Bamboo-flutes. I used to have some myself, don't know the eng...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A lot of embrochure frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 8318

@Zevang I have been following Your Postings and advice through this forum, especially concerning embouchoure, ....and by this occasion , I want to say "Thank You ". You have stated my Autodidactical experience here and there to be correct ( without knowing it Yourself ;-) ) and You have also given a...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?
Replies: 16
Views: 14148

Eehhhhm, Did I say something wrong here ? Over 50 "Views" but not a single comment ..... I hope I didn't insult the Tin-Whistlers amongst us with this question.... But isn't there anybody whistling on his Lips, using his/her mouth as an instrument itself and feels it helps a lot on flute Embouchure ...
by Benjahmin
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 22481

wkzh That ist definitely correct ! I don't have any experiences with the concerned pads....but I know very well from my own experience, that pads....for whatever instrument, be they of leather or Fishskin, can show VERY different effects in different climate - zones. Right now I live in an Altitude ...
by Benjahmin
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?
Replies: 16
Views: 14148

Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?

Hi together, This might be kind of a funny question....but a serious one as well. I'll out myself as a "whistler" right here.....one of these annoying people, who, no matter what they do, they will put it into a rhythm and whistle a tune along with it. If I have an odd Job to do.....like painting th...
by Benjahmin
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Fingering headache on a 8-year old student
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

@Meshugina

If all other measures fail, try having the edge of the key rounded with a file.
I've had a Sax-Student whos thumb got pinched by the octave key since the thumb was very small, which may have been just the same cause !

Try this LAST though, only if nothing else helps !

:?

Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Joe,

That link seems quite complicated, needs installment of the programme first....but since You agreed to mailing, I sent it to the adress given in Your Profile, if it is not the same anyhow.



:wink:

Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Hi Joe, I had just prepared a private message to you, but now found out,that they are disabled on this board. Don't want to call on brandnames here in "public", so I guess we'll have to leave it by that :wink: Be happy anyhow, if You haven't been into the problem ! :P :P Thanks for Your interst anyh...
by Benjahmin
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

@ JButky Well yes, that goes along with what I've observed and stresses the neccessity of that Joint ( Kings-bearing it is called ?) to be precise and reliable just like all others . Even more it keeps and puts up the question though: Why do NEW flutes already come up with a loose "Kings-Bearing" an...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?

Hi Together ! There is a mechanical issue concerning the flute, which I had to deal with a lot as a repairsman, and now on my own flute as well, but for which I see no true reason: I am talking about the lower end of the achsle for the A and A# Key.It mostly ends in a conical pin, which is inserted ...