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by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please help - Repair or Purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Please help - Repair or Purchase

Don't waste your money buying a new flute that costs much less than $500. Better student flutes will cost close to $1000. If you buy a $100 new flute, you are essentially buying a disposable flute that might last you a year or less. Bundy Flutes were work horses of their day, but now there are much ...
by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Used Armstrong 104
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Used Armstrong 104

First things first: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use Vaseline or any other kind of lubricant on flute joints. They are designed to fit together dry with no lubricant. Lubricants will actually make things worse because they will attract dust and dirt which gums up the works. A tight footjoint might just need ...
by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Lead warnings with flutes?
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Lead warnings with flutes?

Any metal wind instruments (flutes, saxes, trumpets, trombones, horns, tubas, etc) that were made more than 30 or so years ago was assembled by soldering part together. The metal tubing and keys do not have lead in them but at that time the solder was composed of tin and lead. So any older instrumen...
by pied_piper
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trying to date my flute
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Trying to date my flute

That would likely be a Model 90. A quick check of eBay shows them selling in in the $100-$200 range. That was a decent flute in its day, but they just aren't in high demand so the selling prices are not very high.
by pied_piper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: F key not working properly...is there an easy solution?
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: F key not working properly...is there an easy solution?

Since you have already tried the adjustment screw, it's probably time to visit your local flute tech for professional fix.
by pied_piper
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute price USA europe
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: flute price USA europe

I would guess it's probably all the new tariffs that have added to products being imported into the USA.
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: What flute?

Well, I started as a sax player too and I now have a variety of flutes and its cousins. I listened to the YouTube link and I'm fairly certain that is actually a soprano recorder. Recorders are what is known as a fipple flute. Here's an example of medieval music on a recorder. https://www.youtube.com...
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Alto Flute and Bass Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Alto Flute and Bass Flute

Take a look at this link. I think it may help.

Getting Started Playing Alto, Bass, and Contrabass Flutes
https://www.phyllislouke.com/resources/ ... ss-flutes/
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: RH thumb position?
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: RH thumb position?

Everyone is slightly different. Place a pencil on a table. Without thinking about it, pick up the pencil with your right hand fingertips and thumb. Look at your thumb in relation to your other fingers on the pencil. That's the correct thumb position for you. My thumb position is roughly between the ...
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Quad Flute/Picc Case—NOT the like Wiseman Quad Cases
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Quad Flute/Picc Case—NOT the like Wiseman Quad Cases

I'm not aware of any quad cases other than the Wiseman. Wiseman makes very nice cases but they are expensive ($1000+) as I'm sure you noticed. There are some alternatives you can consider. You could try an Altieri flute, piccolo, and laptop backpack. It is a little over $200 - maybe less if you catc...
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Plating
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Flute Plating

You are welcome!
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu EX and Azumi 3000
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Muramatsu EX and Azumi 3000

The Muramatsu GX also has a Split-E that you didn't list. Both are good flutes. I play a Muramatsu AD and love it. Regarding the C# trill, it will neither help nor hinder advancing your flute skills. The C# trill provides some alternate fingerings. That's it. In a few cases, the C# trill can make a ...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: New flute help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: New flute help!

At the $3000 price point, there are a number of good flutes you can consider. The Azumi is a good quality step-up flute and could be a good choice. I always recommend trying as many different flutes as possible in your price range. You've made a good start. When flutists ask about which flutes are g...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Plating
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Flute Plating

Silver plated flutes are normally plated inside and out. If fact, it would take the manufacturer extra work to prevent the inside being plated. The main difference between plated an sterling silver flutes are that sterling silver is more expensive so the makers take greater attention to details and ...