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by JButky
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: very good new flutes for very low prices
Replies: 41
Views: 10118

????? If these are new flutes, why are they so tarnished? Is the air that bad in China? What am I missing here? It's really the air (humidity) in Florida that's the problem. Humidity is not a cause for tarnish. Sulfur compounds are. Humidity can speed up the process but it is not the cause. There a...
by JButky
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: very good new flutes for very low prices
Replies: 41
Views: 10118

@JButky, I wasn't sure what you were referring to, then I read on the website it said the pads were leather... this was an assumption done by our web developer, and it was put on the site in error. (I had never heard of leather pads on a flute myself). Anyway, we corrected the verbiage on the site ...
by JButky
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: very good new flutes for very low prices
Replies: 41
Views: 10118

Check it out, give me some feedback (thank you so much already for taking the time that you have in making suggestions) Question for Brian. What was the reasoning to go with Leather pads instead of felt pads? Are they also glued in in the same manner as sax pads? If glued, Is the Grommet on the ope...
by JButky
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoints
Replies: 9
Views: 3538

Generally, no. Most of the makers use named descriptions and don't describe a lot of specifics. Typically, they try to describe the type of sound or use for each headjoint, but unfortunately, there are no real standards for comparison of those descriptions. This is very true. I just finished teachi...
by JButky
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

I think here the matter is the approach to a particular problem: can it be solved by purely theoretical means? Or does one need empirical knowledge? Well you need both and we do use both. Acoustic Theory and empirical knowledge. As an engineer you will probably understand that most of this concerns...
by JButky
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

Joe, (I've been travelling and haven't been around much). I don't like burkhart flutes. I guess that I now understand why. I still stand by my comments about straubinger pads because my information was from a conversation with David himself. Many people grow accustomed to the noise, and ignore it. ...
by JButky
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Hi Joe, I had just prepared a private message to you, but now found out,that they are disabled on this board. Don't want to call on brandnames here in "public", so I guess we'll have to leave it by that :wink: Be happy anyhow, if You haven't been into the problem ! :P :P Thanks for Your interst any...
by JButky
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

@ JButky Well yes, that goes along with what I've observed and stresses the neccessity of that Joint ( Kings-bearing it is called ?) to be precise and reliable just like all others . Even more it keeps and puts up the question though: Why do NEW flutes already come up with a loose "Kings-Bearing" a...
by JButky
Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Re: Mechanical mystery of the A - A# -rod?

Hi Together ! I am talking about the lower end of the achsle for the A and A# Key.It mostly ends in a conical pin, which is inserted into the Pylon which also holds the upper end of the D,E,F,F# - Key-component. Now on quite a lot of Flutes, regardless of price, brand or model, this pin is actually...
by JButky
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

cflutist: Yes, I remember that and when I looked earlier today, I could have sworn that it still said JS Gold. Now, it shows what you posted. But here's proof that it used to say JS Gold: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nosDbu2ee-0J:www.williamsflutes.com/pad%2520style.htm+will...
by JButky
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

Straubinger pads can have issues if one or two things are not addressed. If they are not installed properly, they will have issues (sealing or will be noisy). If you don't take care of them properly (don't keep them clean, and be sure to avoid the key cup edges when cleaning the flute exterior) the...
by JButky
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

What about Straub pads? Have read about issues with them in the past? Been told that they will be installed on my new Brannen so I hope they will be okay. Don't know what kind of pads Carolyn Nussbaum used on my Haynes. How does one tell what kind of pads are used? Most techs can usually tell by lo...
by JButky
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

FG18 mentioned the gold pads -- I have them on my Prima Sankyo and love them. However, I will be the first to admit that I haven't had a lot of experience with a wide range of different flutes, so I don't know if the pads really make a difference, or if it is simply that I love the flute! Does anyb...
by JButky
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 24870

Re: Different sound through different pads ?

Hi together ! This question might be for the real sensitive ones who might hear the difference: So concerning the flutepads > Is there actually a difference in sound that anyone would REALISE to make a difference, or is this too rather a question of liking and individual preference ? And by the way...
by JButky
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Native American Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Does anyone know if the Native American Flute is hard to play? It's pretty simple, but there are various "signature" techniques. Understanding the culture is a big part of getting that part of it. I played some concerts with Joseph Firecrow. He makes these flutes (among many others) and is a fine p...