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by Fox
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Etching on your flute
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

She was referring to intonation because she described it as a line all the way around the headjoint.
by Fox
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Etching on your flute
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Etching on your flute

It was suggested to me that when I find that perfect combination in setting up my flute that I have a flute repair tech etch a line at the spot so I can easily assemble it in the future. I got to thinking about this and personally I don't think it's a good idea. Maybe if I'm practicing by myself it ...
by Fox
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pressing too Hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Ah, ok. thanks.
by Fox
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pressing too Hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Thanks fluteguy18. That does make a lot of sense when you think about it. I think I shall use some lighter fluid as the alcohol did not help.
by Fox
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pressing too Hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

The person I took it to is a flute repair technician. Has their own website and has been recommended to someone else on this board.

Thanks for the tip. I actually happen to have a couple of the lens towels laying around. I'll check this week at the music store for the powder paper.

Thanks :-)
by Fox
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pressing too Hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

That's what I thought. I did use cigarette paper and later with a bit of alcohol. I eventually took it to a flute repair tech and that is what they told me. Which confused me. I've been working on lessening how hard I press the keys. Mostly it's when I am practicing something fast that I tend to pre...
by Fox
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pressing too Hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Pressing too Hard?

I was told a few days ago that pressing too hard on the keys would cause them to, as best as I can describe it, to making clicking/squishing noises. That the by pressing hard you cause the pads to dent and that causes the sound. I had thought that this noise was due to the pads being dirty. Thoughts...
by Fox
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice books progress too fast
Replies: 2
Views: 3583

I've been using Trevor Wye's "Beginner's Book for the Flute" and for me it seems that after introducing one or two notes it progresses from very low level to a harder level until the next note is introduced.
by Fox
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Repair Technician in Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 1516

Repair Technician in Florida

Anyone know of a repair technician in Florida, or close to Florida?
by Fox
Thu May 15, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Assembled Flute Position
Replies: 2
Views: 3784

Assembled Flute Position

I'm curious as to how everyone assembles their flute. I've recently changed how I was assembling my flute so that it is more balanced. I was having trouble with the flute being supported by my left hand thumb, so when I moved my thumb the flute became unbalanced. It took me a couple days to find a p...
by Fox
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Physics of flute acoustics
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Thanks. Very interesting.

Fox
by Fox
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute World?
Replies: 8
Views: 5084

I just recently bought a flute from flute world. They are great. Before they sent my order they called me because they only had an inline version of one of the flutes I wanted to try so they wanted to know if I wanted to wait for the offset or try the inline.
by Fox
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Strange Encounter at a Music Store
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Strange Encounter at a Music Store

Regardless, I probably wouldn't be doing business with them any time soon. Dusk - I am definately not going back to that store. First of all, you were the victim of advertising. I have been to many music stores that say they have a selection, then half of the time they pull out an order catalog. Yo...
by Fox
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Strange Encounter at a Music Store
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Strange Encounter at a Music Store

I had a confusing encounter at a local music store, and was curious to see everyones reaction. I went to a store to try out some of their flutes. Their website states that they carried a wide selection of beginner, intermediate, and professional flutes. So, I figured I would go and try out as many o...