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by fluteguy18
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

Of course! Quite a lot of plastic instruments are made from a plastic commercially called 'Delrin/Acetal' (Polyoxymethylene). Though other plastics like ABS ( Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) are extremely common as well. ;)
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

Re: Yamaha Picc

I have to disagree that crafting wood and plastic is the same process. Wood burns; plastic melts. Using the same tools for drilling out the bore of a wood piccolo would ruin them with plastic. Just like you canNOT drill laminated sheets--the plastic coating melts to and destroys the drill bits due ...
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

Re: Yamaha Picc

Offhand, I suspect they DO make an all composite, but I've not seen one with a plastic/ABS headjoint from Yamaha. You'd likely have to do a special order through an authorized Yamaha dealer. There is always the option of ordering a custom headjoint for the usual YPC-32. It would cost a bit more in t...
by fluteguy18
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Liebermann Sonata
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Liebermann Sonata

In terms of technique? As in finger/articulation technique? Moderate. I played it as a sophomore/junior in my undergraduate the same time that I learned Nielsen. I learned it after I learned Ibert, but before Jolivet. It's difficulty is not in the finger technique but in sustaining a sense of melodi...
by fluteguy18
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How to make tongue faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: How to make tongue faster?

Well, you have two main options. First, you could simply take speed. But drugs really aren't recommended. Or you could try this!

http://bfy.tw/CQaQ

:wink:
by fluteguy18
Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 27
Views: 17891

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

^ LOL... love this! Too funny! :)
:sigh: I try. :wink:

Morne, stay happy my friend.
by fluteguy18
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia

I've unfortunately read quite a lot about performance injuries because they ended my playing career.... combined with a bad reaction to an antibiotic that damaged my wrist tendons... In most cases, Focal Dystonia is permanent/semi-permanent. It's where the insulation between two neurological pathway...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 27
Views: 17891

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

Let's not get too much closer to what is and is not considered 'manly.' Otherwise this sassy queen will have to use a hammer or mandrel to beat some sense into you whilst wearing glitter and mascara. ;)
by fluteguy18
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How to Maintain a Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: How to Maintain a Flute

If you'll notice, there's a FAQ thread in this sub-forum. Might answer your question...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859
by fluteguy18
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 27
Views: 17891

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

Considering that the OP asked this question 13 years ago, I'm not sure they'll care anymore. Lol. But as for me, I'd have to say I'm pretty fabulous! ;)
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Introduction and Help Request - YFL-225 SII
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Introduction and Help Request - YFL-225 SII

There's a reason IKEA doesn't sell flutes you know...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Can someone help me identify this flute??
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Can someone help me identify this flute??

And what's great about PP's advice is that he told you to get a D whistle (most common), and that bit of music is in D, so you should be able to learn it on your first whistle. Most of it centers on "A" but it's being played on a D whistle. I personally play on the tunable Susato whistles, but my be...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute cork question
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Re: Flute cork question

The feet cork/felt/silencer material is a part that has a dual function in the instrument's mechanics. It not only keeps the feet from clicking, but also helps regulate the key heights over the tonehole. As PP said, they're sold by thickness and in a sheet. JL Smith or Kraus Music Products are who I...
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for cork
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Adhesive for cork

For emergency fixes, it's not a bad idea to keep a small tube of super glue in a gel form and a few toothpicks handy. You can paint the gel with the toothpick quite thinly and it doesn't get everywhere. I use a lot of different adhesives for different things, but in certain circumstances, I prefer s...
by fluteguy18
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 8037

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

You know... acoustically speaking, I agree. It doesn't make sense whatsoever. But I was at a flute show recently and had the opportunity to listen in on a flute trial. It was a customer comparing their prospective pick against their current flute. I only did blind listening tests and there was a nig...

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