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by wuffeeflaute
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21955

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Fluteguy18, you'll get a methods flute to experiment on. There's no need to experiment with your own flutes. But! Practicing the order of regulation and lost motion might be fun on those, as they'll improve a lot just by that.
What is a methods flute?
by wuffeeflaute
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21955

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

@fluteguy18 - yes, I was referring to the Yamahaws. Did you say you were enrolled in Red Wing? Repair school sounds like fun and a real worthwhile investment. Be sure to bring us along on the ride via the forum. Would you mind enlightening us on your choice of school. What were your choices and why ...
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21955

What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?

What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted in recent times? My favourite beginner flute has to be either the F100ASII first then the 221. Both models sound incredible, easy to play and are capable of tone colours where the former has a slight edge whilst being very economical on the p...
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 32
Views: 49422

Re: newbie here

welcome strawb3rries!
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Will this polish off?
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

Will this polish off?

This looks like a "spray" of tarnish. Have tried warm water with detergent. Have tried simichrome (wenol), tarnishield to no avail. Tarnish stayed, silver came off a little but more than I would have liked. Have polished with silver cloth. uh-uhh. Still there. Any suggestions from the experts would ...
by wuffeeflaute
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Have We Given Our Flutes Names? (And/Or Piccs-N-Saxes!)
Replies: 12
Views: 9394

Re: Have We Given Our Flutes Names? (And/Or Piccs-N-Saxes!)

Well, I haven't given my Gemeinhardt flute (silver plated, open hole, inline) a name, but I've given my plastic bundy clarinet one: Duck. For squeaky reasons.

Thunderlilly, I so get you!
I call my clarinet Duck too!
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Wiseman Flute Case
Replies: 8
Views: 4994

Re: Wiseman Flute Case

They are simply incredible. Very pricy, but truly amazing. When I was at NFA this past year there was a guy talking about them and an incident he had with his. He played a solid 14k Haynes with solid gold keys as well. He was playing an opera and by accident dropped the flute (in the case) down 2 f...
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: MYSTERY YAMAHA FLUTE: Has anyone come across YFL-221A?
Replies: 2
Views: 3343

Re: MYSTERY YAMAHA FLUTE: Has anyone come across YFL-221A?

Hello there, My first flute, and I started playing a few years ago, was indeed a YFL-221A ("A" standing for "Advantage"). It was a rental; a six year old, unresponsive piece of junk that on even the rainiest days of the week I would have told you I loved. It came with a split E mechanism, and I was...
by wuffeeflaute
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Wonky B flat
Replies: 5
Views: 3802

Re: Wonky B flat

lately my high b flat has been sounding wonky. I know my flute probably needs an overhaul, but do just need the pads replaced or just the overhaul. I'm a poor flutist and don't want to pay out more than I have to.
Could you elaborate on "wonky". Might help with diagnosis.
by wuffeeflaute
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of stains
Replies: 19
Views: 9547

Re: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of st

To replate is not a small job, you need to remove all pads, remove all springs. strip the old plating off, buff to perfection and then replate / repad / respring. You can do some small brush plating in small areas with kits from places like caswell but the plating is extremely thin and most times s...
by wuffeeflaute
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of stains
Replies: 19
Views: 9547

Re: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of st

Replate
what's the ballpark and is there more than one way to do this?
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List
Replies: 13
Views: 34907

Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List - Clarinets

Yamaha Collector, would you have a list for Clarinets?
by wuffeeflaute
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of stains
Replies: 19
Views: 9547

Re: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of st

I have some "rust spots" along my flute, some tarnish and a major plating tear on the G# key on mine - what is the best tackle here if the brief is to spruce it up?

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