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by woof
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 41368

Re: pearl flutes?

I have played Pearls for 5 years and tho am not a pro by any means I have enjoyed flawless performance a great sound (in tune) and not a hint of malfunction. And as for the poster that said no professionals play pearl then ignorance is not a blessing check out Nestor Torres and Rhonda Larson and the...
by woof
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: CLeaning sterling silver flute with alcohol?
Replies: 36
Views: 35825

It's not that it's safer, but rather that it won't leave water spots when it evaporates. I personally use rubbing alcohol myself, so I don't really know where to get the denatured kind... Actually denatured and rubbing alcohol are the same thing. ethanol that has methanol added so it can not be dru...
by woof
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 9863

Re: pearl flutes

I have owned and played a Pearl Elegant for about 5 years or so. I have had no problems with it, no binding action, nothing. Well, my pads were a bit tacky when it first came out of the box but that went away with playing- I never had to clean the pads. My bad -it has not been back for a COA since I...
by woof
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: B flat flutes
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: B flat flutes

I am convinced that my old flute teacher had a B flat flute in his cuboard that he pulled out on special occasions (i stopped having lessons ages ago and am undergoing a minor revival) Now, a few mins internet searching have revealed that these appear tpo be pretty rare - to the point where I'm won...
by woof
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Coke and the flute
Replies: 12
Views: 7417

vapor

I am with pied piper on this one. Unless something has a vapor point lower than 98.6 F it should not be in any significant concentration in the water vapor that comes from your lungs. This is basic distillation 101. Volatiles that give food flavor (oils) might make it - e.g. the compounds that give ...
by woof
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sarah Palin...."flutist"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6366

Re: palin/flute

She was trying to win a Beauty pageant! :roll:

Phineas[/quote]

Yeah clearly not a flute contest :lol:
by woof
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sarah Palin...."flutist"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6366

palin/flute

It was interesting that the back up band carried most of the weight and in the difficult passages she could almost not be heard. After a several years of playing I am as frustrated with intonation and how to achieve it but I sure wouldn't parade mine intonation in public. she has moxie at least or i...
by woof
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Looking for opinions....
Replies: 20
Views: 8742

Thanks to you all for your feedback. how about a brand new Pearl PF-525RB Quantz (~$700)... I play a Pearl Elegante and have for 3 yrs now with zero problems. I am far from an expert but for me I think Pearls tend to project very well and seem to produce what I call a bright sound vs a darker sound...
by woof
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Your thoughts on Sterling flutes from Australia on eBay.
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: Your thoughts on Sterling flutes from Australia on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/STERLING-Pro-BLACK-and-Gold-Open-Hole-B-Foot-Flute_ Jacob When I went to the site the pictures I saw showed "sterling flutes" painted?? I think this is and indication of problems right off and the quality of the keys looked very bad as far as I could make out in the pictures. I ...
by woof
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Mute Flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 16401

noisy flutes

Another aspect of this problem that I face commonly is disturbing people in my house- not my neighbors. I often can only practice late at night when others are asleep or even when they are up they want to listen to their own music etc. Fortunately we have a mud room with a door which allows me to is...
by woof
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Mute Flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 16401

Re: Mute Flute?

Is there any way to significantly reduce the volume of my flute while still developing my breathing and tone as well as fingering? I've Wulf Depending on the design of the apartment or hotel often bathrooms are back to back. Thus playing in the bathroom may carry less into the next room where peopl...
by woof
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Is it a place you can reach with a cotton swab? Watch out for forcing anything into small areas and bending the key mechanisms but I use them to clean in some small areas that I can't reach with a wiping rag.
by woof
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Professional Flute
Replies: 11
Views: 5170

Mandera3 As far as the term "Professional Flute", I really think this is a bad term to use. I have made more money playing my Pearl 665 than my Miyazawa. The Miyazawa is a higher end hand made flute, however I have not made a dime with it. As far as I am concerned my Miyazawa is a higher quality, h...
by woof
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Body Tight on Headjoint and Foot
Replies: 3
Views: 2214

Re: Body Tight on Headjoint and Foot

My head joint is a little big for my body, the foot is too. Will vasoline damage my silver flute? Is your flute new? Often the tightness of a new flute will work itself out over time. Is the foot tenon clean? Any dirt there as Fluttiegurl mentioned will cause problems. I have used a paraffin candle...
by woof
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Open-holes are so common in new flutes...necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 4556

I didn't even consider the resale aspect. Thanks for that. I'm trying offset G only since that's what I learned to play on. You think with time I could get used to open holes? Is it commonly uncomfortable and awkward if you're not used to it? I second fluteguy18's advice-- I find (personally) that ...

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