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by jmdewey60
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

To quote pied_piper from his last post on this thread: "The clamps used by flute technicians apply a much lighter pressure than those available in hardware stores." I am using the smallest clamp I have that will fit, which does not exert too much pressure, I hope. I took a picture of the actual set-...
by jmdewey60
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Need more info about buying a flute for a 6th grade student
Replies: 5
Views: 4860

Re: Need more info about buying a flute for a 6th grade stud

I have a Yamaha 281 and it is the easiest of my flutes to hit a note with. I think that would be important for a beginner. I took sandpaper to some sharp edges on it, and put a few foam stick-on pads to get an easier grip where I feel it was designed for people with smaller hands than mine. A nice o...
by jmdewey60
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: VALUE? Heritage by Armstrong 1962 - French Model H277
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: VALUE? Heritage by Armstrong 1962 - French Model H277

A lot. If you were the original owner, and never used it much, and looks basically new, then it is valuable. The prices for these vary a lot because most require expensive repairs to restore them. The better the condition the more valuable it is, where ones in poor condition are not so much. If you ...
by jmdewey60
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

The flute is a mid-60's Armstrong model 80. I on-purpose bought the old style natural pads that would have been originally installed on a flute of this era. They are a little hard to come by and are made in one plant in Italy. I think you have a point in not pressing them so far in, and should monit...
by jmdewey60
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley flute
Replies: 115
Views: 114196

Re: Artley flute

In response to post by reygbautista on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:24 pm, where he said: "i was told by my flute repairman that the way to determine whether a flute is solid silver or plated is to hold the headjoint by itself and hit the headjoint with your finger, ifit sounded like bright and crisp, it is p...
by jmdewey60
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

I did not get around to making a firm decision on what to do, having a feeling of loathing about taking the flute all apart after getting it put back together, which was not the easiest thing to do. Lately I have been working a lot with spring clamps that you can get through hardware or crafts store...
by jmdewey60
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley flute
Replies: 115
Views: 114196

Re: Artley flute

I am going to list it on eBay and have no idea what the value is. Maybe you could tell me what type of flute it is, and what you think it is worth. That is one of the flutes I consider to be a bit of an orphan model. It was made when the company was in a flux, so to speak, where they were closing d...
by jmdewey60
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: JMDEWEY60 Radio, Need Music
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

JMDEWEY60 Radio, Need Music

Not actually radio but what passes for it on the internet. There is this thing, Blogtalk, where anyone can have a show. I've been listening for the last seven months to some shows I knew about through the people being guests on other more established shows. I decided I should have my own show. It's ...
by jmdewey60
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

I also agree with the recommendation that you get a book to help you learn non-destructive techniques for flute padding. I'm going to start making a list of stuff to order. I tend towards the idea of properly equipping myself seeing how I have a thing about buying used flutes off internet auctions....
by jmdewey60
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

A pad adjustment will fix this leak. Your problem now is how to get the epoxy out once you rip the pad out. Here's a top view of those pad cups. http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/jmdewey60/Music/trillkeypadcupstop.jpg They have dimples in what would be the bottom of the cups if you were looki...
by jmdewey60
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

Seeing how I have other flutes, I am in no hurry to do anything too drastic right away. Also I should add that this is the nicest flute that I own, being with a silver body and all that, to where, when it works, has such a sweet tone, so I don't want to ruin the thing. Thanks for commenting and my o...
by jmdewey60
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Interesting Flute Photos from the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 3313

Re: Interesting Flute Photos from the Internet

Boosey & Hawkes London Series 2-20
Image
Cute lettering but another thing is the absence of a barrel.
Instead, the body just bells out a bit to allow the head joint to fit inside.
by jmdewey60
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beyond Normal User Maintenance
Replies: 21
Views: 11760

Re: Beyond Normal User Maintenance

I figured out how to get my camera to take macro shots, so now I can show what is going on with this re-pad job. The trill pad on the left looks good, but the one on the right is not sealing because of this little space in the front. http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/jmdewey60/Music/padssealal...
by jmdewey60
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Notes not coming out
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

Re: Notes not coming out

I had that happen to my Artley, which is this flute I bought which you could see from looking at it that it had never been played. So I never expected it to mess up like that, but it did. One day it seemed fine, then the next it would not play. I figured it needed adjusting, maybe to compensate for ...
by jmdewey60
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Interesting Flute Photos from the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 3313

Re: Interesting Flute Photos from the Internet

This is one photo from a specimen of an old Italian flute called an Argonaut. I guess you line up the foot to make the holes match up. (?) http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd56/jmdewey60/Music/ARGONAUT7.jpg You might notice the name Argonaut starts with an a, not a coincidence. I found the above p...