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by musicgeek
Mon May 06, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Should I wait to sell my flute?
Replies: 7
Views: 6132

Should I wait to sell my flute?

Hi all, I purchased a new flute and am now ready to sell my Pearl Maesta Pristine. But I have noticed that it has gone up in price, quite substantially, from when I purchased it a couple of years ago. So my question: Would it be wise to hang on to it? Will I be able to get more money for it in a cou...
by musicgeek
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Dropping Gold Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 5688

Re: Dropping Gold Prices

I would think the manufacturers would take more advantage of the drop, keeping more of the profit, at least initially, instead of passing it on to the customer.

If gold continues to drop, I would assume we might see a slight drop in flute prices maybe in a year or so.
by musicgeek
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Lafin Gold Headjoints
Replies: 0
Views: 4557

Lafin Gold Headjoints

Ha! it's okay. I did a search and found my answer. Tried to delete this post to no avail.
by musicgeek
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 15/85 Brannen
Replies: 5
Views: 5562

Re: 15/85 Brannen

Interesting. Thanks!
by musicgeek
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint/Body Pairing
Replies: 9
Views: 7042

Re: Headjoint/Body Pairing

Well, I figured out what needs to be done. It is not the weight of the 14k gold headjoint that is bothering me, but instead it it the weight of the 9k Brannen body. Bummer! I tried the Lafin HJ with my Pearl Maesta body and oh.. what a relief. To bad because I just love the sound and feel (mechanism...
by musicgeek
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 15/85 Brannen
Replies: 5
Views: 5562

15/85 Brannen

Has anyone tried one?

If so, what do you think?
by musicgeek
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body
Replies: 3
Views: 4580

Re: Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body

Thanks Zevang, It is not so much the sound, although it is very interesting to me that I originally was on a quest for just a headjoint to fit onto my Pearl Maesta body. The headjoint is awesome, but it really came to life when paired with the gold Brannen body. I'm not sure if it was the smooth mec...
by musicgeek
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body
Replies: 3
Views: 4580

Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body

Hi all! I am trying out a used 9k Brannen Body with a new 14K Lafin Headjoint and have only until the end of this week to return the Brannen body. After that it is mine! The body plays so heavenly and works well with the headjoint, the headjoint is a little heavy though and I'm hoping to get used to...
by musicgeek
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint/Body Pairing
Replies: 9
Views: 7042

Re: Headjoint/Body Pairing

Hello again, Well I haven't actually weighed my headjoints, but I can tell for sure that my new 14k gold Lafin headjoint does weigh more than my silver head joint. I talked with someone regarding Lafin headjoints and they told me that they do weigh more than most other headjoints. I have it paired w...
by musicgeek
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute Overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

Re: Flute Overhaul

Thanks so much fluteguy. The flute, I was told was hardly played and stored in a closet for a long time. It was made in 1996. What was a little odd was that although I was told this, the case seemed worn. A little too worn, imo, to have not been played very much. It did play quite nicely though. Any...
by musicgeek
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint/Body Pairing
Replies: 9
Views: 7042

Re: Headjoint/Body Pairing

Thanks Pied Piper! It's late now, but when I get a chance I'll weigh both headjoints and see if they weigh the same. It could be that it is the crown or that it is in my crown! :) FYI, I did try a 14k Brannen flute body along with my new headjoint, for fun, it too at the time felt a little heavier, ...
by musicgeek
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint/Body Pairing
Replies: 9
Views: 7042

Headjoint/Body Pairing

Well I did it.. bought a 14k Lafin headjoint that I absolutely love. Now I'm feeling I need to upgrade my flute body to match, at least the weight of the headjoint. Is this a real issue or is it me just getting used to the flute feeling a little "top-heavy"? Is it okay to pair a heavier headjoint wi...
by musicgeek
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute Overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

Flute Overhaul

Hi There! I'm thinking of purchasing a used Brannen Bros. flute that has been overhauled. It looks and plays like new. But still quite spendy, since it is a Brannen. My question is this. The fact that it has been overhauled, does this compromise the flute and/or does it mean that it was not treated ...