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by briolette
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

Dear all, it's been a while since I've been on here. As you know my dad passed away some time ago, and then I got a divorce, and then transferred jobs, so needless to say, hanging out here wasn't exactly on my mind, but I'm back... Apologizes for not following this thread and not responding in a tim...
by briolette
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

I don't know what to say except that I'm really sorry you never received the instrument. I recall from an email correspondence back in December that he was in the hospital for a while. He played with the Washington DC. orchestra, if I am not mistaken. Is there any way to get information from them? I...
by briolette
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

Especially since difficultly with lower notes has been mentioned by more than one person who has purchased this brand of flute. Do take it to a tech. The issue with mine was that the key cups were not sitting atop the tone holes properly in the foot joint.
by briolette
Sat May 05, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Tarnish
Replies: 13
Views: 9269

I should have been more specific with the way I was using my terminology. I meant "tarnish" as in surface oxidation with the silver and "corrosion" as in the base metal underneath the plating reacting. When this happened, there tends to be somewhat of a rainbow halo around the dark areas. I've also ...
by briolette
Sat May 05, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Tarnish
Replies: 13
Views: 9269

I personally think if the sound isn't compromised, don't worry about it. From the photo it looks like there is some corrosion that occurred underneath and around the key areas (this is where the air comes out to an extent and there's light amount of condensation). Since this is an old flute, over ti...
by briolette
Fri May 04, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Tarnish
Replies: 13
Views: 9269

If it's a plated flute and the base metal is something like brass or copper, it is possible that there's some corrosion going on especially if the plating is somewhat compromised. Does it sort of have a rainbow halo around the spots?

Otherwise, I would assume it's merely tarnish.
by briolette
Wed May 02, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a wise choice?
Replies: 37
Views: 24016

I agree that investing in a good headjoint and getting your flute overhauled would be a good approach. When I was a younger flautist I thought my fuzzy sound was mainly due to me and didn't even realize my flute (which was new when I got it) actually had a couple of leaks (Houston is very humid and ...
by briolette
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Emerson 88B
Replies: 3
Views: 3221

That's one of my most favorite flutes I've ever owned. 925 sterling silver...I think the tubing is a tad thicker than other brands. I managed to get a very dark rich sound out of that instrument and it carried me comfortably through highschool and college. Do try out flutes in person of course...the...
by briolette
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Metal V.s Wood Piccs
Replies: 34
Views: 19943

What do people think of metal wood combos? I've seen Yamahas with metal headjoints and wooden bodies... I have a metal piccolo with a conical bore...cheap 4s Gemmy model and yet, by far its my favorite. Comparing it to other Gemeindharts of the same model, the headjoint is cut slightly different (mi...
by briolette
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

Thanks fluttiegirl. It's good to be back.
by briolette
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

I'm glad you finally got your flute Kasara. I remembered there was quite a wait for mine and from what I can gather, William is handling all aspects of the business end on his own. *** Just to update you guys...I've been away for a long while tending to family matters. My dad was getting really ill ...
by briolette
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 96831

No not yet... :(
by briolette
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I thought this ad was joking...
Replies: 36
Views: 23180

I would be really embarrassed to play on a flute that looked like that. Just something about the pink...

I agree though with some of the comments. I would not hesitate to purchase an instrument from Ebay if it was a respected brand and seller.
by briolette
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suite in A minor
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

I'm glad that's helpful. How's the practicing coming? competition is soon!
by briolette
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: CHRISTMAS OF STUFF!
Replies: 18
Views: 10494

Well, I got my Orpheus flute for christmas. :)