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by pied_piper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

Is this flute made of metal or wood? J. Howard Foote was a New York music dealer. Very likely the flute was made by another company and the Foote name added specifically for that store. If the flute has rollers on the the pinky keys, it is not a standard, modern flute. A photo would help. Upload pho...
by pied_piper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ARMSTRONG ALTO FLUTE?
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: ARMSTRONG ALTO FLUTE?

Based upon the serial number, Conn-Selmer shows prefix "C" was made in 1965. https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/resources/serial-numbers/armstrong That era of Armstrong altos had a pretty good reputation because well respected flute makers Tom Green and Jack Moore worked for Armstrong and helped desi...
by pied_piper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Bass flute

There is a lot of truth in the old saying that "you get what you pay for". Many off-brand instruments will play OK when new, but some have problems holding adjustments because they are made from softer metals than known brands. I don't know if that is true for the Schiller instruments, but just be a...
by pied_piper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Bass flute

I don't know of any music teachers or professionals who are recommending Schiller instruments in general. If you are truly serious about buying a bass flute, you should visit Chris Potter's web site. Chris is the foremost authority on low flutes. She gives presentations at the National Flute Associa...
by pied_piper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

There is a compant that specializes in ergonomic flute headjoints. Maybe this would help.

http://flutelab.com/flutelab.com/ergono ... eadjoints/
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Let's hear it!!

Really?? Everyone has a flute, but nobody is playing it? I play weekly, but I rarely record myself except to hear how I sound when I'm practicing. I don't post my practice stuff on YouTube. The one thing posted on YouTube where I'm playing flute is when I participated in the VirtualFluteChoir. For ...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C

I guess it is really your choice whether you want a C footjoint in addition to your B footjoint. In my case, I never developed my 4th octave until after I got a flute with a B bootjoint, so it was not a problem for me because I learned 4th octave C using the gizmo. Of course, on my piccolo, there is...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

Now that you are registered, you can go into your FluteLand profile and change your email address of record (if you want to).
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes

Practice long tones descending to the low notes. That will help you center in on the lip position to get strong low notes. Try that for a couple of weeks. If you still have problems getting the low notes to come out, get your flute checked by a flute technician. Many times, the difficulty with produ...
by pied_piper
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Help in Posting Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Help in Posting Pictures

Yes, you posted twice. One had a good link and one was bad.
by pied_piper
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Help in Posting Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Help in Posting Pictures

Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Google Pics, Imgur, PhotoBucket, or similar. Once they are uploaded, get a link from the hosting site. Then, you can use the "img" button to imbed the link to your photos here.
by pied_piper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Adding a Signature?
Replies: 13
Views: 5311

Re: Adding a Signature?

What is the main reason? the most of the sites are a block or remove after add signature. New users are not allowed signatures because of spammers who only want to use the signature to advertise other web sites. This forum does not allow links to unrelated sites in signatures. Anyone who violates t...
by pied_piper
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Who actually made Armstrong’s last line of Heritage flutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Who actually made Armstrong’s last line of Heritage flutes?

The spring cradle style may be an indicator of quality, but not necessarily an indicator of origin. I play a Muramatsu flute (Japan) and it has the "rectangular" style spring cradle.
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by pied_piper
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

I'm sorry you've had problems getting registered. As far as I know, nothing has recently changed with the server. Regarding the board admin contact, I believe they had to disable it due to spammers flooding the board and email contacts.
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model Number Help
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Armstrong Model Number Help

The 80 might mean it is a Model 80. The Model 80 was made with Sterling Silver and the body should also be marked with:

Sterling Body
And Head Only

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