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by jseligmann
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: sax question
Replies: 6
Views: 5131

Re: sax question

You can't beat a Yamaha 221 or 225 (basically the same flute with different numbers) at the prices you can find them going for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-221-Flute-Case-/251481710736?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8d7a6090 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-225SII-Flute-with-Hard-Case-/1813588814...
by jseligmann
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Save up...
Replies: 9
Views: 4614

Re: Save up...

Update: Price has been slashed to $299 !
by jseligmann
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Save up...
Replies: 9
Views: 4614

Re: Save up...

No... not many other transactions from this seller, and most of them are human hair pieces from Brazil.
by jseligmann
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Re: Hi, new here

The Yamaha 221 will be just fine for you. It has a sweet tone and is very well made. What everyone else said is true, but this is a great flute to start and to grow with.
by jseligmann
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which flute makes a good doubler flute for saxplayer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4423

Re: Which flute makes a good doubler flute for saxplayer?

I play both sax and flute. My flutes of choice are a Haynes Commercial and a Yamaha 225. If you have a number of flutes to try out, be sure to include the 225 (or the newer 221, which is the same flute, different number), and if you have the money, the Haynes. If you have few flutes to sample, you c...
by jseligmann
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Just a quick hello
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Re: Just a quick hello

Yes, welcome. If you look around here enough, you will see that the consensus is that you can't go wrong with a Yamaha 221 or 225 (they are basically the same mode) that is in good playing condition. They are sweet sounding, very well constructed, easy to play, and will grow with you for some time t...
by jseligmann
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

Re: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..

Yes, unless there is some sentimental value, I would definitely get a Yamama 221 or 225. Here's a really sweet 221 on ebay for $299. If you look around for bit, however, you may be able to find other nice ones for even less. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Flute-YFL221-Fully-Adjusted-Great-Cosmetic-C...
by jseligmann
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Wiseman Flute Case
Replies: 8
Views: 6922

Re: Wiseman Flute Case

Oooops... sorry, I thought it was a misspelling! :oops:
by jseligmann
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Wiseman Flute Case
Replies: 8
Views: 6922

Re: Wiseman Flute Case

FYI, here's the standard Weissman case. Solid, heavy, and also built to last long and protect. It comes with a soft, black-leather cover.
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by jseligmann
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piggy-backing a topic for advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: Piggy-backing a topic for advice

For under $500, you can get an excellent flute New: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Yamaha-YFL-221-Standard-Silver-Student-Flute-FREE-EMS-/320832026125?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab314360d I like the Yamaha 221/225 much more than the Armstrong. And, for what it's worth, I see no advantage to an ope...
by jseligmann
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: please help me identify this flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: please help me identify this flute

The more traditional use of the Bansuri: Classical (Hindustani) music of Northern India:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QuDEx3_Ygo
by jseligmann
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Greetings :) (and advice!)
Replies: 17
Views: 5911

Re: Greetings :) (and advice!)

I would go with a Yamaha 221 or 225. They are basically the same flute and are often available on ebay for under $300. I own a 225 SII and think it's terrific... sweet tone and excellent construction. I owned a Gemeinhardt first but found the sound to be dry compared to the warmth of the Yamaha. Her...
by jseligmann
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What to practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Re: What to practice?

What got you into the flute in the first place?
How into playing were you, and what did you really like to play?