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by JButky
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 7
Views: 12268

Re: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA

In Philly, try Bev and Lindsey at Windworks..

http://www.windworksstudio.com/suppliers.aspx
by JButky
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Chineese bamboo flute D key
Replies: 3
Views: 3644

Re: Chineese bamboo flute D key

by JButky
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Az3
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Az3

If it's used, you'd better take it to a tech and have it inspected and repaired if necessary first.
by JButky
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16034

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

"Yes, it's going to make the vibrations transfer more efficiently from the head joint to the flute body," And as we have stated, this is not desirable as it is a source of interference. You do not want to transfer mechanical vibrations, you want to damp them as they rob the air column vibration of ...
by JButky
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt
Replies: 3
Views: 2586

Re: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt

A typical reseller formula is it's worth half of what you can buy a new one for if it's in perfect condition. (Not MSRP but actual advertised selling price) From there deduct for condition, repairs, etc. If you are using a reseller expect to pay them commission off the sale too, another 20-30%
by JButky
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Re: Loose head joint

The techy said he just thought the guy was a complainer, until he read a well written article on a closed forum for flute techies, which explained how it can be hazardous to expand the tenon, since it might alter the parabolic curves which are the most important feature of the design of the h.j. So...
by JButky
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Survey: True or False
Replies: 9
Views: 4944

Re: Survey: True or False

If you work on your doubling and make adjustments to your sax mouthpiece reed setup, your flute playing should be fine.

Was a doubler for years while playing in symphonies, etc.. Just need to do it right if flute is your primary objective
by JButky
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16034

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

that because the joints are metal instead of cork they transfer vibrations/sound much better than a saxophone. Sorry, wind instruments air columns do not work that way. Any transfer of external vibration is detrimental to the response curve of a wind instrument. Sound production is simply about the...
by JButky
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16034

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

I'm hoping for a REALLY big sound, So I'm going with this:
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by JButky
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16034

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

Acoustically speaking. This is firmly in the snake oil camp... to the egress... Their claim is that it serves as a bridge between the head an the body of the flute. I can see how this might be a factor with a sax, where cork acts like a damper, but the metal of the head joint is already flush conta...
by JButky
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16034

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

Acoustically speaking. This is firmly in the snake oil camp... to the egress...
by JButky
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 11543

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

No you are correct, That should be increase. You need to pull the cork out. It seems the last corrections I made to that article didn't get to the webmaster before uploading. Thanks,

I'll have that corrected next week

You're understanding seems to be correct..
by JButky
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 11543

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

pied_piper wrote:search the forum for a posting by Joe Butkevicious about setting the cork position
Butkevicius.. I tell people I'm not vicious 8)
by JButky
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pearl flute hex key
Replies: 1
Views: 2580

Re: Pearl flute hex key

You'll need a 0.9mm (.035") allen for all Pearls Pearl sells the Bondhaus 0.89mm but the 0.9mm works fine. Just depends on whether you want a long or short arm. http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Hand-Tools/Screwdrivers-Hex-Keys/Hex-Torx-Keys/Hex-Keys-Accessories/Hex-Keys?navid=12103428+4288186602+4...