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by fluttiegurl
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Haynes Classic Fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 3678

Re: Haynes Classic Fusion

I play one a vintage Haynes (1960's) and a David Williams headjoint that Mr. Williams fit to my flute. It is a great match. As for info on the Haynes Classic flutes, their Web site has quite a bit of info: http://wmshaynes.com/products/haynes-classic/

Sounds like a very beautiful instrument!
by fluttiegurl
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao Quality Question
Replies: 7
Views: 6064

Re: Di Zhao Quality Question

They sell plugs for that purpose. Also, many flutes come with plugs. Ask when you purchase the flute.
by fluttiegurl
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: purchasing a foot joint
Replies: 3
Views: 4181

Re: purchasing a foot joint

Most likely, if she is a serious player in college she will need another flute. If she is a music major, it is very possible that a Gemeinhardt will not be suitable for what will be expected of her. This is not to criticize the Gemeinhardt, which should be fine for high school. Sadly, Gemeinhardt fl...
by fluttiegurl
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Altus Flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 5909

Re: Altus Flutes

Thanks fluteguy18. I think I met Liz last year, but I couldn't remember. It has been a while. Thanks for the info. I am asking for a student. I like that they are handmade. I just wondered about serviceability and distribution. I have someone here that I have purchased from before, but for reasons t...
by fluttiegurl
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Altus Flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 5909

Re: Altus Flutes

Thanks for the input! It was quite helpful.
by fluttiegurl
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Altus Flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 5909

Altus Flutes

Does anyone out there play an Altus? If so, what have your experiences with the company been like? Service? Sales?

Also, any opinions on Altus flutes in general? Design? Reliability?
by fluttiegurl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ebay shopping
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Re: ebay shopping

Buying online does not subject you to sales tax. It is the sellers responsibility to pay taxes on items sold (the one making the money). Some sellers charge sales tax while others do not. Individuals selling do not have to charge a sales tax, businesses do. Buy away!
by fluttiegurl
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you achieve the same level as a child, being an adult
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: Can you achieve the same level as a child, being an adul

I have known some amazing players who didn't start until college. It takes a lot of work, but you can advance very quickly with the right teacher and set goals for yourself to stay on track. I have taught several adult beginners over the years. The pitfalls usually happen when life gets busy (having...
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: selling my beautiful sterling silver yamaha 481HA!
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: selling my beautiful sterling silver yamaha 481HA!

I agree. I can pick up a new one locally for $1,200. You may want to try a bit lower if you really want to sell.
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Repadding a bass flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Re: Repadding a bass flute

There is a LOT more to replacing pads than just screwing them in. They need to be fitted, leveled, clamped, etc. in order to get a good fit. It is best to leave this up to a trained tech who spends a great deal of time learning how to do it properly.
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Selling Price for a Pearl Piccolo PFP-105E
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Re: Selling Price for a Pearl Piccolo PFP-105E

I just paid $850 for a new one from my local retailer of choice, but keep in mind that I get a substantial discount for my program. With that said, I would not pay more than $500 for a used one in playing condition when I can get a new one for this price. I tried to find a used one and was unsuccess...
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Cheap chines alto flutes on Ebay - any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2811

Re: Cheap chines alto flutes on Ebay - any good?

My experiences (and curiosity) in this ended up with a flute that played well for about a month. The keys bend very easily (even when it is in the case) and it is impossible to keep adjusted. Too bad since it really does have a nice tone. It is now in my junk pile.
by fluttiegurl
Wed May 23, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu headjoint
Replies: 11
Views: 9100

Re: Muramatsu headjoint

Quantz also thought women were not suited to play due to smaller lung size. Just throwing that one in :)
by fluttiegurl
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New flute (cibali)
Replies: 10
Views: 8759

Re: New flute (cibali)

One of the reasons sellers of these (and other) flutes have good feedback is that in many cases, the initial reaction is a nice sounding, inexpensive instrument. The problems usually start to show up later on (after a few months).
by fluttiegurl
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: C# Trill Key?
Replies: 12
Views: 9323

Re: C# Trill Key?

The only issue I have seen with a C# trill is that it is something else that can leak (often bent easily) even on the highest end flutes. I have several colleagues who have had this problem. But then again, I am pretty old school on this stuff.