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by Thunderlily
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

Re: Regulation - Pad Reseating - Structural Issue

Repadding the flute because of a regulation issue would be kind of drastic.
by Thunderlily
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute or clarinet, that is the question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Flute or clarinet, that is the question...

I play both flute and clarinet. I've played flute for about 5 years and the clarinet for about 2. The clarinet is really easy to pick up once you've got the blowing technique right (squeak squeak!) and the fingerings in the upper register are very similar to the ones on the flute. I think you should...
by Thunderlily
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute and some
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

New flute and some

Hey! I got a new flute few weeks ago and just wanted to share. It's a Gemeinhardt KG special, open holes, inline (solid silver head, body and foot, gold plated lip plate and the inside of the headjoint). It's amazing. Stepping up from my silver plated one (also open holes and inline) was far greater...
by Thunderlily
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2696

Re: Shipping

The Carrier doesn't matter as much as how you pack the flute. You don't need fancy packing materials either. The Safest way is a box within a box. 1. Make sure your flute fits snugly in it's own case. Shake your case gently side to side and up and down to see if it does. If there is side to side pl...
by Thunderlily
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Q: Key Adjustment
Replies: 24
Views: 23471

Re: Q: Key Adjustment

Now, some folks here regulate by fixing corks around, and that's okay too, whatever works for them, they've probably been doing it for years and like it that way (and I fully respect them for doing so). I'm just writing this up because I know you're going to Red Wing, don't bring me a shitstorm for...
by Thunderlily
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Q: Key Adjustment
Replies: 24
Views: 23471

Re: Q: Key Adjustment

Since I know that you are going to Red Wing I'll tell you what they'll teach you there :) Regulation issues are fixed with either regulation screws, or flexing. First off, take the upper stack and the thumb assembly off. When you're done regulating the D, E and F to the F#, add the upper stack, the...
by Thunderlily
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Q: Key Adjustment
Replies: 24
Views: 23471

Re: Q: Key Adjustment

Since I know that you are going to Red Wing I'll tell you what they'll teach you there :) Regulation issues are fixed with either regulation screws, or flexing. First off, take the upper stack and the thumb assembly off. When you're done regulating the D, E and F to the F#, add the upper stack, then...
by Thunderlily
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 29405

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Fluteguy18, you'll get a methods flute to experiment on. There's no need to experiment with your own flutes. But! Practicing the order of regulation and lost motion might be fun on those, as they'll improve a lot just by that. What is a methods flute? A methods flute is a junk flute they lend us at...
by Thunderlily
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 29405

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Fluteguy18, you'll get a methods flute to experiment on. There's no need to experiment with your own flutes. But! Practicing the order of regulation and lost motion might be fun on those, as they'll improve a lot just by that. To answer the thread I had a Barrington (can't remember what model, it wa...
by Thunderlily
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Have We Given Our Flutes Names? (And/Or Piccs-N-Saxes!)
Replies: 12
Views: 11124

Re: Have We Given Our Flutes Names? (And/Or Piccs-N-Saxes!)

Well, I haven't given my Gemeinhardt flute (silver plated, open hole, inline) a name, but I've given my plastic bundy clarinet one: Duck. For squeaky reasons.
by Thunderlily
Sat May 11, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did...
Replies: 21
Views: 7795

Re: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did..

If you want to smooth up your spring hook a little just rub it on some fine grit sandpaper. The spring hook should only be used to push springs and not touching the body.
I was just sad that you didn't take my note about not buying the flute fix kit, that was all.
by Thunderlily
Sat May 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did...
Replies: 21
Views: 7795

Re: Has anyone any experience with musicmedic? I just did..

I have never had any trouble ordering from Musicmedic. After sending you a very detailed list of tools and stuff through pm I'm very disappointed to see that you didn't take half of my advice. Also, who cares if the spring hook is sharp? You should not be using it on the flute, just to push springs....
by Thunderlily
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Made in America??
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Re: Made in America??

I know, it's one of the many reasons I chose this school :) Being in the program is just amazing. I get to hang out with band people all day, look at instruments and discuss/learn about instruments every day. The instructors are really good too, they teach us the best way to do things, what not to d...
by Thunderlily
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Made in America??
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Re: Made in America??

Red Wing, Minnesota :)

My blog is:
http://www.happybiradventuretime.blogspot.com
by Thunderlily
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Made in America??
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Re: Made in America??

Hey, I'm working on a Gemeinhardt flute in class right now. For the last 10 years or so the Gemeinhardt flutes have been made in China. They used to be made in USA, but now they make the parts in China and assemble it in the USA (that's why the barrel says USA, and the body says China). I have a gre...