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by JButky
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Altus 807 vs Azumi Az3?
Replies: 4
Views: 4636

Re: Altus 807 vs Azumi Az3?

The 807 comes with the Classic "S" cut. The Z cut is basically the S but made more square in its geometry. While you can't get a Z cut on a 807 you can always get one later and "upgrade" your 807 with your choice of headjoint. The other big difference is the keywork Azumi vs Altus. The better Altus ...
by JButky
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Traditional Irish Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Traditional Irish Flute

I'm interested in purchasing a traditional Irish flute to use in my Celtic band. I'm currently looking at a Casey Burns folk flute in blackwood, but I'm really out of my element here. Couple that with the fact that I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific and can't really try anything out, ...
by JButky
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Solid Silver Flutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Solid Silver Flutes

Okay, I wasn't sure about gold plating on a silver plated instrument. The guy who sold it to us made the mistake of falsely advertising it, he was okay with giving us our money back. Since then my parents and I found a Sonaré SF-5000. It has a solid silver headjoint, B-foot, split E mechanism and i...
by JButky
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Message board down
Replies: 20
Views: 11996

Re: Message board down

Wow, today it's all working here! If something was done, it was really good, because it seems problems are gone :-) Don't know about that. I haven't been able to get in since Tuesday. I did this morning. It let me look at your post and as soon as I hit reply, it went down. So this is the first chan...
by JButky
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Solid Silver Flutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Solid Silver Flutes

I recently put Gemeinhardt 3b flute with a gold-plated lip plate on layaway believing that the head was solid silver, but I'm starting to second guess myself and I think it's only silver plated. Would they put a gold lip plate on a silver plated flute? It's really nice. Please respond, I'm freaking...
by JButky
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pearl Elegant flute head joint tenon size??
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Pearl Elegant flute head joint tenon size??

I'm looking into buying a Guo grenaditte head joint, but I need to know the exact tenon size of the pearl elegante "forza" head joint so I can buy the correct one. Does anyone know the size? Thanks!! Flute bores are 19mm, pearl bodies are generally .40mm give or take a little for fitting. 19.8mm sh...
by JButky
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: SankyoCF401 Artist: Should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: SankyoCF401 Artist: It Came!

What are the pluses and minuses of NEL compared to the Split E option? Also: how can I check the serial number of the flute to determine its date of manufacture? The NEL partially fills in the duplicate G# tone hole partially eliminating the double vented note without adding any mechanism. The spli...
by JButky
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: SankyoCF401 Artist: Should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: SankyoCF401 Artist: It Came!

Well, I got it today via UPS. While the blurb from Woodwinds & Brasswinds had said Sankyo CF401 Artist, this one simply says Sankyo CF401 on the cardboard box as well as on the flute, same as the current model, with no reference to Artist. It came with the RT-1 headjoint as advertised, and a warran...
by JButky
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Message board down
Replies: 20
Views: 11996

Re: Message board down

We should be migrating to a new server within the next 2-3 weeks. Hopefully that solves the issues. Today though, the log in page said " Board is temporarily unavailable" I hit the Login button and logged in normally Let's hope so. It was down all day for me yesterday until evening. Logging out and...
by JButky
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo flutes and warranty work
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: Sankyo flutes and warranty work

Has anybody here had experience in the US with repairing a Sankyo flute under warranty? Does it go to Sankyo, or to the vendor where it was bought? I think you should contact directly Sankyo America in the person of Mr. Lawrence Lee. He is actually the distributor and also works with Sankyo mainten...
by JButky
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo flutes and warranty work
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: Sankyo flutes and warranty work

Thanks for the reply. I'm considering buying a new but discontinued model (Sankyo CF401 Artist) at half the price of the current CF401 model from an online only vendor (Woodwind & Brasswind) with a 45-day return policy, but wonder about their ability, then, to service the flute if it fails. WWBW ha...
by JButky
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo flutes and warranty work
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: Sankyo flutes and warranty work

Has anybody here had experience in the US with repairing a Sankyo flute under warranty? Does it go to Sankyo, or to the vendor where it was bought? Typically, warranty service is obtained through the dealer of purchase. They have to determine if it is truly a warranty issue or one of maintenance. I...
by JButky
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Message board down
Replies: 20
Views: 11996

Re: Message board down

Classitar wrote:I've noticed that - on the login page, when it says " Board is currently unavailable"
The login button is still active, if we click on it we go thru the login normally.
It happens when you are already logged in. logout, log in still the same...
by JButky
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Message board down
Replies: 20
Views: 11996

Re: Message board down

I have regular issues with this. Most of the time I can refresh and it works, but sometimes I have to wait a bit. It's never a smooth experience. Yes same with me. Some days it starts working and any thing you click on gives the unavailable meassage. If I go away to another site but come back immed...
by JButky
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: NEED HELP TO ID DATE VALUE VICTORIAN CONN EBONITE HEAD FLUTE
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: NEED HELP TO ID DATE VALUE VICTORIAN CONN EBONITE HEAD F

Hi I am trying to find out as much info about this flute as possible. I posted it the Ebay discussion board. The link is below. The serial number is very low and I get conflicting dates from different sites as you will see in the link. Thanks MEENMAN. http://community.ebay.com/t5/Music-Musicians/I-...