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by BuckeyeFlute
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of stains
Replies: 19
Views: 12284

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

I decided I wanted to learn how to repad and do some minor things. I purchased the Phalen book, and read it. I watched some You Tube videos. I purchased some cheap flutes at a thrift store. $6-10 for Bundy. I am a chemistry minor, so I understand oxidation. I also read about digging the pads out, an...
by BuckeyeFlute
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops
Replies: 3
Views: 3018

Re: NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops

I know. They want $1600/class, plus lodging. I just can't believe that there isn't something within the NYC metro area, especial with the various music schools. I finally gave up, and purchased some inexpensive flutes from the thrift shop, and started taking them apart on my own, with the Phalen boo...
by BuckeyeFlute
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops
Replies: 3
Views: 3018

NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops

Hello, Does anyone know of any workshops/classes for repadding/repair, other than the Vermont sessions? I keep thinking there must be classes/sessions somewhere in the NYC area, but I haven't found anything when I search. I ordered the supplies for a flute I found at a thrift shop, and tried it for ...
by BuckeyeFlute
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I recently aquired a Sterling Silver flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: I recently aquired a Sterling Silver flute?

Try googling at google.co.uk, or google.ru. I found information about a flute from the Soviet Union this way. For google.ru, you will need a second window/tab open for translate.google. Go from English to Russian with the name of the flute. You will need to use translate because we have English keyb...
by BuckeyeFlute
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amati Kraslice
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

Amati Kraslice

Hello, Has anyone ever heard of this brand? It seems to be one sold in Europe, particularly in formerly Soviet Bloc nations, and Greece. But, other than sale listings, I couldn't find much else. They do other instruments, but I couldn't find any reviews anywhere, and google.co.uk offered the most li...
by BuckeyeFlute
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Gemeinhardt

I was looking up something on the Gemeinhardt website, and saw their disclaimer about authorized dealers, to include Amazon and Walmart. I knew they were on Amazon. I did not realize they were sold at Walmart. I found the entire disclaimer thing ridiculous. Given the volume generated by Amazon and W...
by BuckeyeFlute
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo

From my research, D flat piccolos used to be the norm, prior to public schools offering music programs, and expanding them. Piccolos then went the way of the flutes, as this market became the largest one. The Sousa marches were all written for a D flat, and the music for Stars and Stripes is MUCH ea...
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: D flat Flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 7133

Re: D flat Flute?

Hello, I just purchased a D-flat piccolo. It is off having the spa treatment. It is a Phillipe Marcil. He worked for Haynes and tried unsuccessfully to make it on his own. He then worked for Selmer, in NY and then Elkhart. Below is the link to the Ancestry search. If it loads for you in the same way...
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?
Replies: 9
Views: 4486

Re: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?

Pied Piper, I wanted to let you know that I joined the band. THANK-YOU SO MUCH!!! There are about 25-30 people in the band, and I am the 6th flute player. I also have a piccolo, and I'm not sure how many people also have the piccolo. They people are VERY nice, and I am looking forward to the summer....
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo

Hello, I bought a Phillipe Marcil piccolo for $30. The main reason I purchased it was because it is a D-flat, and I am hoping to finally master Stars and Stripes, something I could never do. It is all metal, and structurally, in great shape, other than tarnish. It is off being given what I call the ...
by BuckeyeFlute
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?
Replies: 9
Views: 4486

Re: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?

I went with the one that is free, and the same distance, but the opposite direction. It meets at night, but my husband is doing something else that evening so it works out. As a rule, I have days free, so I try to do things during the day. I agree about the 23 members and the price. Wen I looked for...
by BuckeyeFlute
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?
Replies: 9
Views: 4486

Re: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?

BTW, I wanted to send a link to the one I had looked at, and found two sites, both with different costs. I looked at my email to make sure that I had been quoted $250/quarter last year, and $250 was what I had been told. For me, one reason it was attractive was that it met during the day. They pract...
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Worth the overhaul?
Replies: 3
Views: 3285

Re: Worth the overhaul?

His EB name is bandroomdepot. He charges $69, plus $20 shipping, which is really the return shipping to you. I think I paid $69 for each instrument, but only one $20 shipping charge, as he was able to send them together. The reviews of his work were very high. He is located in St. Petersburg, FL. I ...
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?
Replies: 9
Views: 4486

Re: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?

The band charges $250/quarter to belong. They practice in a township community building and pay a director and assistant director, so I was told. I was shocked. However, I found one on your list, the same distance, in the opposite direction, that is free to join. THANK-YOU!!! It is New Jersey. Every...
by BuckeyeFlute
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Shopgoodwill.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: Shopgoodwill.com

Do a search under closed auctions. Some of those Gemis go for $15-20. Some go for more, and yes, there is a gamble. I really wondered because I'm not sure of the value. I've looked at the Gemis from the time when mine was purchased (1976), which, form what I've read, are decent, and having it repadd...