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by JButky
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33659

Even the "low end" models they offer are completely handmade. Most flutes that are played by flutists around the world are generally machine made flutes, and are of a lower caliber than even the Muramatsu EX. A much lower quality in fact. OK I've got to ask, Define "Completely Handmade" vs "Machine...
by JButky
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New flute
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

The Third register is greatly affected by the cork. If the third register has recently become a problem I would look for a specific issue with the cork first. The cork may be sealing airtight, but at the wrong end. Many techs do not taper their corks to match the tapered tube and as a result, they s...
by JButky
Tue May 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Two Problems I need opinions on, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2954

10K gold is an alloy. By definition, it is 10 parts in 24 pure gold. (41.7%) So there are 14 parts that other metals make up. If I had to guess, there is probably some nickel in the alloy. Some people are allergic to nickel but it is a common metal in 10K gold alloys (sometimes known as white gold e...
by JButky
Tue May 19, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Two Problems I need opinions on, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2954

Hi Missy, Pearl Flutes are solid 10K Gold lip plates on these models, not plated. There is no silver in that area, so this must be a makeup problem. Quantz with a Forza headjoint is the Anniversary model...yes? You should have an A765 as opposed to a regular 765 from your description. Anniversary mo...
by JButky
Mon May 18, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trying out new Pearl flute
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Michele, Which headjoint are you using with the Cantabile? The Forte? There is a world of difference between the 661 head and the Forte Handmade head. You might want to ask your dealer if they have other cuts available to try. You may prefer a Vivo cut or one of the N series, which will give the han...
by JButky
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 14121

You can get almost any headjoint with a standard bore fitted to almost any flute body with a standard bore. The Bore on the flute is pretty standard. Fit is determined pretty much by Tubing thickness. Thin walled flutes have less available options since a standard wall headjoint won't fit in them. ...
by JButky
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 14121

Glad to hear you all are lovin' your Pearls! If you ever need info, just give a holler. We've been working on lots of new stuff, some is out, some is still in experimentation. If you want to know what we are working on, I'd be happy to post some of the new things to come.. BTW,The Elegante coda is o...
by JButky
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33659

I'm not arguing this anymore. Experiance should always outweigh science because time and time again, science has failed to explain things in many cases on many issues. We have to be careful to not let passion in our reasoning lead to statements such as this. Experience should not always "outweigh" ...
by JButky
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 33659

Everything vibrates, especially anything that makes a sound. In the case of the flute though, it is a container for vibrating air which is controlled by the player. Material may vibrate, however when that happens at particular locations and at a sufficient threshold, it is to the detriment of perfo...
by JButky
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: CLeaning sterling silver flute with alcohol?
Replies: 36
Views: 47454

You have to be careful with polishing cloths that have silver polish in them, or "silver polish cloths" You can work this into the mechanism if you are not careful and gum up your mechanism. Make sure that you are only near the area on the body tube you want to clean off. You do not want to have swe...
by JButky
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: CLeaning sterling silver flute with alcohol?
Replies: 36
Views: 47454

It is safe to use it on the body, but it will not help the eventual tarnishing problem. If you can clean the sweat residue off before it begins to tarnish that will help it from forming. Marks like this will usually tarnish over time. It is best to try and remove them before that happens. If you hav...
by JButky
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 9873

The composite body flute of merit is the one from Mr. Guo. (The Matit carbon fiber flute is another even more pricey type) You can see the Guo here. http://www.flute.com.tw/en/products/index.php?func=detail&sid=31&id=41 Nicely made and plays well consistently. The price is not cheap though, (@$2500)...