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by fluteguy18
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16849

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

This brand works just as well. It's called LeWrench. They come in every color. :wink:

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by fluteguy18
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is tarnish a problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 5098

Re: Is tarnish a problem?

I agree entirely. It's a largely cosmetic factor and doesn't honestly affect the performance of the instrument. I've also seen the 5/95 Burkarts turn slightly green in the tubing due to oxidation of the platinum. But that was a problem caused by the glue in the case continuing to outgas... I would r...
by fluteguy18
Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pettry Flute & Piccolo Service
Replies: 3
Views: 6182

Re: Pettry Flute & Piccolo Service

The building is actually across the street. It's a lovely town. Very quiet and very quaint. Perfect for getting into mischief I'm not yet talking about...
by fluteguy18
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pettry Flute & Piccolo Service
Replies: 3
Views: 6182

Pettry Flute & Piccolo Service

Once again, I'm making a ruckus. It's not like me to really advertise (because it can seem tacky to me on occasion), but for those of you 'stateside' who might be interested, I'm happy to share another portion of my new venture and 'horizon.' Pettry Flute & Piccolo Service. Housed with Covey & Ramsa...
by fluteguy18
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Choosing a piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 6549

Re: Choosing a piccolo

Naturally you need to try them, but my vote would be for the Resona if you're settled on that price range (assuming that as PP said that they are similarly priced as they are in the U.S.). I personally have a Yamaha 62, but the Resona wasn't available when I bought it. That being said, I've also rec...
by fluteguy18
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is it my flute or is it me?
Replies: 5
Views: 8825

Re: Is it my flute or is it me?

Wonderful PP! Carpet Beetle damage is one of only two symptoms that I insist on a full overhaul and a new case. The other is mold. It's so interesting how things like this can go unnoticed. I once opened a case and found the critters still crawling around...
by fluteguy18
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Choosing a piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 6549

Re: Choosing a piccolo

Try them out. Buy what you like. As for the springs... you'd be surprised to realize that a lot of companies are switching to stainless steel. Really what matters is the geometry of the spring, and the tension that was set by the technician (which is a partial by-product of the geometry). I for exam...
by fluteguy18
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: New Horizons
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

New Horizons

Hi Everyone! It's not like me to make big announcements or post new topics, but I thought it would be nice to share the new direction I'm going. I've been doing the repair thing for a while and the time has come for me to keep pursuing 'the dream.' I'm moving to northern georgia at Thanksgiving to a...
by fluteguy18
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cavally Flute Books
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: Cavally Flute Books

Or you could support your music dealer, which is most likely to be a privately owned small business, and buy them...
by fluteguy18
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will my neighbours hate me?
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

Re: Will my neighbours hate me?

Phineas wrote: Now, there are a few more rules if you plan on playing a Saxophone or a Clarinet.
Oh yes! A saxophone for example should never be played. 8)
by fluteguy18
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: "High End" Delrin/Polymer Flutes?
Replies: 0
Views: 12602

Re: "High End" Delrin/Polymer Flutes?

Most of the players on this forum primarily play the concert/orchestral flute developed by Boehm. Chiff and Fipple would be a forum that would probably be more helpful to you. That being said, I play many kinds of flutes and lurk in both forums. :) I have both wood and polymer/plastic/resin flutes, ...
by fluteguy18
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Allegro 471 Series flute
Replies: 12
Views: 21231

Re: Allegro 471 Series flute

I am in agreement on that bit. I mean, if we get truly technical you can always argue about thermal absorption and molecular surface porosity in relation to material and sound waves as they move down the bore, but really? Plating is basically paint. If you like it, do as Phineas says: "Play the dang...
by fluteguy18
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 24489

Re: Trevor James Cantabile II

Let's check the dates on these posts, shall we? My my how people change.
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material
Replies: 15
Views: 12724

Re: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material

I agree with PP is on the money with this one: there are two schools of thought. I however have gone the other direction in my opinion. I used to think that it didn't make a difference. But I've done too many flute appointments with clients to hold to that opinion anymore. Time and time again I've h...
by fluteguy18
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: split E mechanism
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

Re: split E mechanism

Assuming that you are meaning the lower g key isn't closing all the way, your preference is correct. The split E lever is supposed to completely close G2. Lost motion between the two (lever and the key cup) is adjusted by the foot of G1 to increase or decrease the venting of the g keys. This is assu...