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by fluteguy18
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Felts for Pearl flute
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

Re: Felts for Pearl flute

Cork most certainly compresses. Far more so than a synthetic technician's felt. And if you're adjusting a foot enough to cause those sort of problems, then it's clearly the wrong thickness of material being put there.
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade...

WhispyTeen wrote:
It's more of the fact that my ears are adjusting to the tone that I was happy with producing and finding flaws in it that I was previously not able to hear because I was happy with it. So my ability to analyse the quality of my tone has increased.

That was my first impression honestly.... ;)
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Felts for Pearl flute
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

Re: Felts for Pearl flute

It depends on the make of the flute for me. Student/low intermediate (Gem. Armstrong, Emerson, etc), I use cork. Anything higher (Azumi, Sonare and higher) I use synthetic felt. I bend the feet for adjusting for lost motion and don't have any issues. So, HMannFan, if you wanted, you could use a dens...
by fluteguy18
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Best Cleaning Tools?
Replies: 6
Views: 6759

Re: Best Cleaning Tools?

I agree with PP entirely. I only want to add that for cleaning the exterior, it's important to use an untreated cloth. Many polishing cloths have an abrasive additive that polishes by removing a fine layer of metal. That's why they turn black as you use them. Most flutes (even solid silver ones) are...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute isn't working properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Flute isn't working properly

Take it to a qualified technician. If something was crooked and now it's not, it sounds like something is unsoldered possibly. If something is unsoldered, the flute is undoubtedly leaking somewhere.
by fluteguy18
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: m.Zentner Piccolo emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: m.Zentner Piccolo emergency

Your biggest challenge is not going to be fashioning the rod but rather indexing and drilling the pin holes. Drill rod that has been ground to the proper thickness should suffice, but you are still going to have to index, drill, and ream the pin holes then fit new pins. I'm doubting that it's pinles...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Fluterscooter
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

Re: Fluterscooter

Honestly it depends on what you want. If you want something flashy and 'blinged-out' go for it. They're very well made. I however think that they are over-priced for what you get. If you are looking for a smart bargain in that general price range, go for the Altieri laptop bag. It's a bit more, but ...
by fluteguy18
Mon May 11, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 3778

Re: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)

I'm one of the flute snobs I guess. :lol: The Jupiters are fine, as are some of the student level Pearl flutes. I'm not a big fan of Gemeinhardt or Armstrong (thought I started on one myself). You really can't go wrong with a Yamaha student level, and I'm a fan of the student level Amadeus flutes ac...
by fluteguy18
Tue May 05, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New case?
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

Re: New case?

I fully endorse Northwind. They actually make most of the cases for a lot of the higher end flutes and woodwinds on the market. They are indeed made to fit and are extremely high quality. I have seen in the past where a case started to oxidize the platinum in a Burkart flute once, but that was a glu...
by fluteguy18
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Ian Clarke Deep Blue sheet music
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Re: Ian Clarke Deep Blue sheet music

Here you go.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Ian+Clarke+Deep+Blue+Sheet+Music

Welcome to the board and my slightly askew sense of humor. :)
by fluteguy18
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Woodwind Bench: alcoholLamp vs Torches (Butane or Acetylene) vs Vortex Air Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 5714

Re: Woodwind Bench: alcoholLamp vs Torches (Butane or Acetylene) vs Vortex Air Gun

It really depends on what I'm doing. I personally really like alcohol lamps though I do have some frustrations with them (flame size control, visibility, how quickly I go through denatured alcohol, and that the little knob that feeds the wick is inconsistent). But it allows me to use really low heat...
by fluteguy18
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello! New here and with some questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Hello! New here and with some questions.

PP is right on the mark with his comments. Though if I were you, I'd reassess your goals. Not to belittle or discourage you from pursuing a career in music, but it's important that goals are realistic. What concerns me is that you are under the impression it will take 'months or maybe years' before ...
by fluteguy18
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?

You have a few options. Either get a wood flute or a wood head, or get a fully keyed irish flute, or just work on your sound. The flutist of Cherish the Ladies often plays an all silver Miyazawa, but you'd never be able to tell just by listening...
by fluteguy18
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is Cleaning a Flute necessary when using a stand?
Replies: 5
Views: 3716

Re: Is Cleaning a Flute necessary when using a stand?

Always clean it. And you shouldn't leave it out on a stand for very long whatsoever. Too many variables to list could cause damage to it (kids, animals, general reasons to knock it over, dust particles, drafts, etc. etc.). If you're not playing it, it should be cleaned and put in your case. I only u...
by fluteguy18
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: DZW Grenadilla Flute
Replies: 9
Views: 4773

Re: DZW Grenadilla Flute

There are so many subjects on the matter, that really it would be best if you sent me a PM with any questions. I mean seriously... You have varying issues of cellular structure, early and late season growth cycles, grain checks, mineral deposits, pore sizes, density issues, wood seasoning cycles, hy...