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by SylvreKat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

Mm, Canada, eh. I bet you're currently appreciating global warming even more than we are here in KC (about 20°) My suggestion is, if you can stand to wait, then do wait for the thaw and make the road trip. One, you can save up a little more money and can maybe consider the next level of horns. Two, ...
by SylvreKat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repeated loose screw
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Repeated loose screw

Disclaimer--I AM NOT ANY SORT OF REPAIRMAN!!! Having gotten that straight, I do know that there's two different types of Lock-tight that keeps screws from unscrewing themselves. I first learned about the stuff on the scooter forum. So when I had a pair of hair shears that kept unscrewing its screw, ...
by SylvreKat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

Bottom line is everyone has to use/buy whatever works for them because everybody is different and they have to try lots of options to figure out what that is. Amen, brother. That's why companies make many different types of everything. None of us are alike. Although sometimes I wish they'd only giv...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

I dunno, pied. Free trial is a good thing. But if she's already concerned about going from a lip plate to none, then I'd worry that any sort of wave would be way too different for her. But hey, free trial! Does WWBW still do free trials with a supplied credit card number? I know that way back when, ...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Glad it does work after all! And thanks, pied!

I'll find out tomorrow night if the treble does indeed work out for the sax songs like I hope and figure.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

SylvreKat - I tried to view your video, but all I get is a blank page. Ok, I think I figured out the issue. Apparently the free version of DropBox doesn't let you share the link. I finally noticed when I looked into the settings for sharing, I can copy the link but I can't make it openly viewable. ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: New head joint for a Powell 2100
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: New head joint for a Powell 2100

You can always have a repairman/tech size down the new headjoint. Bad thing is you won't know how it sounds until you do, since the headjoint is too big (too small and you can fudge with a strip of paper for testing). Makes it hard, buying untried like that and not being able to return it after it's...
by SylvreKat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

You're right that WWBW is an online store. And yes, they have a good variety of piccs. But they also have their own line. I think it's called Allora. Or something like that--been many years since I got their catalog. Like I said, it's not the best horn, but from all I heard/read about it, it's a sol...
by SylvreKat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

Hi janetliz, Welcome to the forum! And welcome to the wonderful world of picc-ing!! Concerning models--I don't have much experience with plastic piccs. I've played the Yami and it's a good solid horn (of course). I've heard good things about WWBW's picc, not the best out there as it's not a pro horn...
by SylvreKat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Btb, I've been in contact with Guo. The weird shelf thing in front of the Ab key is to protect it. I guess being plastic, it's more fragile and prone to damage. Considering I've seen metal Ab keys that were soldered back together, it does make sense.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Hm. Not sure what's wrong, pied. I just clicked on it and there's the video. I know when I was on Dropbox making the link it showed public viewing, or something like that. Def' wasn't private. And that's the extent of my computery knowledge. Maybe I'll try to reshare, and see if there's any settings...
by SylvreKat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Meanwhile, here's a link to a little video I made for my best friend, so he can hear the differences between each type of flute. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5z18p73c9lqcor2/IMG_0505.m4v?dl=0 Warning--it's pretty rough, I just set up my iPad then played the same section on each horn. My friend isn't mu...
by SylvreKat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

So my new-used Guo New Voice treble flute arrived Friday. SQWEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cleaned the mouthpiece with the dish soap at work. I figured it's commercial-grade so should purge anything nasty (ie germs). Plus it wasn't as minty-new looking as guy said, there was def discolorations. Some are obviously...
by SylvreKat
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Oh heck, my expectations are it plays in G and sounds good and is relatively in tune.

I'm pretty easy, you see. :oops: :D

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 4065

Re: treble flute

Meanwhile, for anyone else considering a treble, here's a long reply from another poster with all sorts of excellent advice-- I can offer you my experience with treble flutes. (No, you didn't ask but I'm doing this for the benefit of anyone who may be lured by those sweet-sounding suckers. LOL)‬ ‪At...

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