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by Flatfive
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: No breath
Replies: 3
Views: 4651

Re: No breath

I think the instinct of all performers is to keep going no matter what. Your chances of deciding to quit halfway through a performance are quite low. It's better to make an honest appraisal before you actually start... and the earlier the better. Your problem could be related to an allergy, especial...
by Flatfive
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for cork
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: Adhesive for cork

Toothpick... good idea. I was wondering how to get the cement from an enormous tube onto a tiny cork surface. I thought about a pin, but a toothpick will be less scratchy. At least there are no obvious do's and don'ts. The thought I had about superglue is that it can be a bit brittle once it dries. ...
by Flatfive
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for cork
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: Adhesive for cork

I thought super glue would be a bad idea. So... contact cement it is. It's only a tiny bit of cork on my old student flute, so not critical.
Thanks for that.
by Flatfive
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for cork
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Adhesive for cork

What's the best adhesive for sticking a bit of cork back on?
I'm in the UK, so brand names may not be the same here, so type of adhesive may be better.
Thanks, everyone.
by Flatfive
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Comprehensive exercise books?
Replies: 3
Views: 5872

Re: Comprehensive exercise books?

+1 on Trevor Wye. They will keep you going for years.
by Flatfive
Sat May 07, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need Help With Flute Purchase
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

Re: Need Help With Flute Purchase

My view is to get what suits you know and don't try and second guess what will suit you down the line. It's a bit like buying clothes that are too small, thinking you can slim down into them... I gave up doing that years ago. If you try out as many as you can and get the one you like, you probably w...
by Flatfive
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Amazing photos. I assume the white stuff is some sort of liquid polish. I've used a tiny amount of wadding type cleaner under the lip plate, but all other cleaning is done with dry cloths. I only dry out the inside of the body and foot joint but don't go near the keys on the outside.
Thanks pp
by Flatfive
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

The nasty man may have had a point about environmental factors... although he had no need to be nasty. Although I thoroughly dry and clean the flute after playing, both inside and out, I realised that I have never cleaned under the lip plate. The ghost of the lines are still there... so they may be ...
by Flatfive
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Not a good experience. I had a decent chat with the flute expert, but then the boss (I assume it was the boss) barged in. Rather haughty and dismissive guy. It was all environmental factors... everything to do with me and nothing to do with him. Anyway, I won't be going there again, I'll deal with T...
by Flatfive
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Hi
I'm going in to the shop tomorrow, so I'll take the whole thing back.
It seems that TJ have a 5 year warranty, so no rush anyway, but I don't make the trip to the big city very often, so I might as well take it in.
Thanks
by Flatfive
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Thanks for replying to my query, by the way... should have said that first time around. I don't know what solder lines are (although I can guess). I don't have them on my old student flute and I've never seen them on any other flute. If they are a result of the manufactacturing process, then they're...
by Flatfive
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Bit of a job capturing this on a photo, but this might give an idea. The lines extend beyond the lip plate and were quite noticable before I used the silver polish (wadding, not liquid), but they are coming back very quickly.
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by Flatfive
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8732

Tarnish under lip plate

I bought a Trevor James Cantabile just under a year ago as a step-up flute. Overall I'm very pleased with it. However, I have noticed for a few months now that it has some tarnish visible under the lip plate... looks like something wasn't quite finished off correctly when it was made (perhaps). It's...
by Flatfive
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 15110

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

Best way to improve the sound of your flute is to use the iPractiseMore.

... quite like the idea of LeWrench though...
by Flatfive
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing flute with braces
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

Re: Playing flute with braces

I can't help with regard to flute playing, but hopefully I can give some advice in general. I played sax for years and was constantly biting a hole in my bottom lip due to misaligned bottom teeth. I had a brace fitted when I was in my 50s and everything's fine now. But, I've only taken up the flute ...