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by woodwindNYC
Sun May 28, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why doesn't alto go to a low B?
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: Why doesn't alto go to a low B?

It just doesn't come up often in the repertoire, though with contemporary composers paying so much attention to the alto, if it's there, it will get used. Sankyo and Muramatsu both offer a B foot on their altos. I'm not 100% certain if Altus or Miyazawa would do one on special order, but it might be...
by woodwindNYC
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Haynes Classic Fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 4562

Re: Haynes Classic Fusion

The ribs and posts are solid sterling silver on the Fusion, and the keys are silver-plated nickel silver, as per the official Haynes website. Hope this helps! They're fantastic flutes for the money, nearly just bought one myself.

http://wmshaynes.com/products/haynes-cl ... ic-fusion/
by woodwindNYC
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Altus Flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 8105

Re: Altus Flutes

I have owned a gold-plated 1307 and a platinum-plated 1507 during the past ten years, and they were two of the finest instruments I've ever played. The sound was huge and projected beautifully, the tonal palette was wide and readily available, and even their least expensive models play just as well ...
by woodwindNYC
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Chinese Piccolos on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: Chinese Piccolos on Ebay

I agree that it's still a bit of a buyer-beware scenario, the quality of the instruments coming out of China is improving rapidly as of late. While they are certainly still quite far from being equivalent to the best of what the Western makers are producing, they can be very serviceable for a studen...
by woodwindNYC
Tue May 22, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Review of new Grenaditte Flute
Replies: 29
Views: 28075

And on the other hand, there are some of us who enjoy things that are new and different...fortunately, there are enough flutes out there that none of us have to play something we find unattractive. :-)
by woodwindNYC
Sat May 12, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Trill?
Replies: 11
Views: 11282

Just to expand on what flutepicc06 said, in addition to Nagahara, Keefe and Alexander Eppler both offer their piccolos with a C# trill key (it is, I believe, a standard feature of Eppler piccs).
by woodwindNYC
Sat May 12, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Review of new Grenaditte Flute
Replies: 29
Views: 28075

Add me to the list of people waiting with baited breath for a clip! I've been looking at these for a while, and it is SORELY tempting...I actually gave a performance on a Grenaditte head that I borrowed from Phil Unger a few months ago, and REALLY liked it. (And I'm always on the lookout for somethi...
by woodwindNYC
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which piccolo is best?
Replies: 18
Views: 28610

Well, if you really want the best piccolo out there, then look at a nice kingwood Powell, a Keefe, an Eppler, a Nagahara, a Bulgheroni (these are fabulous, and VERY few American picc players know about them), a Hammig, or an older Brannen. Of course, you're going to be shelling out anywhere from $2,...
by woodwindNYC
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 7877

I have played dozens of alto flutes, and (until recently, more on that in a sec), without hesitation I would say the best alto flute on the market right now is the Sankyo. From top to bottom and back again, it is the best alto I have ever played. It is responsive, the top notes don't have the grunty...