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by ofstarstuff
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why doesn't alto go to a low B?
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

Why doesn't alto go to a low B?

Why doesn't alto go to a low B (low F#)? I know Kingma at least makes a low B foot for her alto. Does anyone know any other makers who make a low B foot for alto?
by ofstarstuff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Piccolo overhaul
Replies: 1
Views: 1994

Piccolo overhaul

Heya folks. I'm currently a repair tech student and am in the middle of overhauling a piccolo. I couldn't find much information about this pickle-o on the webs, but it's an Armstrong Heritage 260 wood student piccolo. Anywho, upon replacing the head joint cork, I am not able to get the cleaning rod ...
by ofstarstuff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is a/the veiling effect?
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

What is a/the veiling effect?

I just read a little about the Boehm's original open G# system. It is said that one of the advantages of this system is that it reduces the "veiling effect" produced by closed sections of the tube.

What does that mean?

Thanks.