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by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: When is a flute 'too old'?
Replies: 15
Views: 12174

Re: When is a flute 'too old'?

Good to know :wink:
by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoint on Yamaha 221?
Replies: 3
Views: 2580

Re: Headjoint on Yamaha 221?

Hey guys I just want to ask if anyone has done this before and what happened, or if you guys have any advice on doing this? I'm pretty experienced (Grade 8) but I've been using this flute all my life, and Im wondering if a new headjoint would be worth the money (I don't want to spend over 250USD on...
by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 17245

Re: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog

woo Hooo! Thanks fluteguy18 Being too busy to sit read and digest does not mean it is not appreciated. Really appreciate your blog, it's a valued resource fluteguy18. Want to sit down and digest soon. Happy restoring- I love recorders, before I got into flutes I was into the whole family of them - j...
by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: NAPBIRT MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 6
Views: 3516

NAPBIRT MEMBERSHIP

Looking at the membership application form ... Is there any opportunity for people who are keenly seeking to become a [properly accredited - is important] flute technician or active involvement in woodwind (flute) repair but who is not yet currently enrolled in a technical school or apprenticeship p...
by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs

I find the jupiters do not stand up very well plating wise here in Australia, 3-5 yrs and they look dead and brown Hey Steve, greetings from the east coast. I 'm not sure about dead and brown but they sure look like they scraped and wore more easily - the silver plating specification perhaps. I d l...
by flutego12
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs

Headjoints, The cut is the same, basic student cut. Two different materials, The silver tube is thinner than the plated tube so it will appear to be smaller, and it is for that barrel. But you can size it easily. If you bought it used, sounds like whoever had it before you, did less than a stellar ...
by flutego12
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Jupiter is winning me over... some Qs

A look over Jupiters ... its key mechanism and durability relative to Yamaha counterparts? [Key mechanism/ plating versus Yamaha's] Have just got my hands onto a couple of student Jupes (probably belatedly) - have heard so much about the tone and I am bowled over - namely by the recent 511SEs. (2010...
by flutego12
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Donation Campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 5966

Re: Flute Donation Campaign

ever the poet, Zevang!
I will get back to you soon.
by flutego12
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9248

Re: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$

Thank you for the discussion and insight guys. First day back... Am so pleased with what the net has trawled. It's quite a catch. Lots to savor. Thank you. :wink:
by flutego12
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Donation Campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 5966

Re: Flute Donation Campaign

Hi Zevang.
I've just been out of hibernation and saw your message.
Have you sourced one yet for the poor flutist?
by flutego12
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9248

Is the "premium" paid for quality headcork worth the $$$?

Though minimal in absolute terms, significant nevertheless in percentage terms, is the hefty premium paid for "premium quality" headcorks worth the $$s? What difference does it make? What are the benefits for using a premium headcork? in terms of ... 1) quality of tone and responsiveness of headjoin...
by flutego12
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finetuning for Optimal Play
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Re: Finetuning for Optimal Play

Everything was great so we checked every single pad by taking it out and lifting the skin to inspect with an eye loupe. Wow, that's WAYYYY too much work. Why don't you just use a pad skin checker for the Mag? It's a hundred times faster. You'd have your leak answer in about 10 seconds after taking ...
by flutego12
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finetuning for Optimal Play
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Re: Finetuning for Optimal Play

@fluteguy18 Hey thanks for the insights! I think I've gone flat with the padding. Need to refresh my memory all over again. Your comments were really helpful. TQ There are so many variant ways of skinning the cat. I need a refresher. ALSO, its time to acquire the next round of tools. Maghedelic mach...
by flutego12
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Finetuning for Optimal Play
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Re: Finetuning for Optimal Play

I didn't get to thank you Pied Piper for your comments here.

I missed Jeff's Repair class in Oct. Still trying to chart and organize training this year.
by flutego12
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

Re: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint

Thank you for your input Phineas and JoeButky. I hear you... you really miss your missing Pearl, don't you - such a travesty of justice when it walks :| From your comments it would appear that there are huge inconsistencies in the seller claims. eg 665 but dolce 665 and made in Japan vivo cut :!: