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by peterflute
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Loose head joint

THanks for that reply Joe, it's the clearest thing I've heard on the subject, and it makes sense totally. Now that you say the internal diameter is the same on most head joints, but the external diameter changes with the thickness of the metal, I do in in fact see that the metal in the Fausili h.j. ...
by peterflute
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Loose head joint

I bought a Fausili head joint when I was in Paris, and since I didn't have my Muramatsu with me, I tried out their head joints with a Mura they loaned me in the shop. My new head joint turns out to be a little loose. I'm using teflon tape to add a little to improve the fit, but that is annoying and ...
by peterflute
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

thanks Joe, I was worried! Now I can try out this adjustment with more confidence.
Peter
by peterflute
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

Thanks for those links Joe - they are very detailed and seem clear, although there is one point, the very point I need to work on as a matter of fact, where if I'm reading correctly there's a contradiction. Pied Piper quotes the acoustics dept of the music dept of NSW (my home state incidentally) to...
by peterflute
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

Thanks for that pied_piper - extremely clear and concise, and simple. I'll experiment with that and see if it makes a difference, or rather what difference it makes. I think the guy from Faulisi meant their flutes have a particular parabolic curve which favours that position for the cork. However he...
by peterflute
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

The plot thickens ... I emailed the tech guy who sold me the Faulisi head joint. He replied saying he supposed that I was using the Muramatsu cleaning rod to measure the position. He said that due to the parabolic curves of the Faulisi, the cork goes a little further into the headjoint than it does ...
by peterflute
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

Thanks for the suggestions. I have checked the position of the cork with the cleaning rod, and in fact the mark on the rod is slightly (about 2 millimetres) to the right of the centre of the hole in the embouchure plate, so it's not actually in position. This will probably make a difference. It's ac...
by peterflute
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Intonation with my upgraded flute

I'm a returnee to the flute world, this year I came back after a break of a couple of decades. I always played an Armstrong 90, and managed to do quite well with that, playing professionally and doing our Australian music exams up to Associate Diploma level. To celebrate resuming the faith, I indulg...
by peterflute
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder -- Flute & Bass cover by Sharpeye
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder -- Flute & Bass cover by Sharpeye

I've just joined fluteland, and just come across this post. It's a blast - Sharpeye you are brilliant.
by peterflute
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Secondhand Miyazawa or new flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Secondhand Miyazawa or new flute?

Hi flutists, I'm new to this forum. I joined because I am aiming to buy my first flute since the Armstrong 90 I bought 37 years ago, and a lot has changed in the musical instrument world since then. I have a rather tasty dilemma. I've estimated my budget to be just about stretchable to $4000 (Austra...

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