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by pied_piper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Band gloating

Very cool! The really cool ones are the metal ones. The repair techs call those the "paper clip" model because they look like huge paper clips. :lol: :roll:
by pied_piper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

Armstrong made several different models and it's difficult to determine a flute model without seeing it. Also, part of the value of a flute depends upon its playing condition. Since you are not a player, the only way to determine its value is by getting a music shop or repair tech to inspect it and ...
by pied_piper
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: G note not popping up correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: G note not popping up correctly

There is no easy way to troubleshoot your problem remotely. You've already checked the springs and screws but you didn't indicate how you determined there was no problem there. The next most likely issues could be a rusty hinge rod or a bent hinge rod or key hinge. If you had maintenance performed a...
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: NOBEL flute brand name
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: NOBEL flute brand name

I've repaired a lot of different brands but I have never heard of a NOBEL flute, clarinet, or oboe. Perhaps it is a Noblet? Noblet was made by LeBlanc in France.
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement

Sometimes these are a bit of a judgement call. Certainly 2-3 pads can be replaced. The question is WHICH 2-3 pads. if all the leaking pads are together (all in the right hand section or all in the left hand section) then 2-3 pads can certainly be replaced. The problem comes when the 2-3 pads are all...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

I'm glad i was able to help!
by pied_piper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

There is a problem with your flute. The E and D keys should NOT be closing with the F. The E and D keys should close ONLY when you close them with your fingers. There are several things that could possibly cause this. The springs could be unhooked on the E and D keys. (Possible but not likely that b...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

These are Straubinger certified flute technicians in the NW area. I don't see any in Spokane, but there is one in Portland. Any of these should be capable of doing good repair work on your flute. Oregon Marc Grafe 4390 Lords Lane Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Tel: (503) 351-5176 Email:marc@grafeworks.com Au...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

Very interesting. Regarding where to get it serviced, I suggest you seek a flute specialist. While ordinary band instrument shops can work on flutes, many will not have the skills to do the best possible job on a vintage flute like this. Many large cities will have a flute specialist, but smaller co...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 540

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: 660

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: 5
Views: 1394

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: 5
Views: 1394

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: 1144

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: 1678

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 ...

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