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by pied_piper
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6622

Re: Let's hear it!!

I'm one of the board moderators. I checked the new message queue and there is no introductory message there. Perhaps you could repost it. I've promoted you to full membership so your future posts will not be moderated.
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help with upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Help with upgrade

All of those flutes are good choices. I've tried most of those brands but I've only played Muramatsu extensively. I bought my Muramatsu about 20 years ago and it has been an excellent flute. I play semi-professionally and it has served me well. The Muramatsu headjoint is particularly good and many p...
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6622

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic! Welcome to Fluteland. Apologies if your first post was deleted. Spammers hit this board pretty hard and while trying to keep them out, new members sometimes accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll try not to let ...
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Emerson flute with serial # D75270 - 6
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Emerson flute with serial # D75270 - 6

You didn't mention if this is an open holed flute or closed hole. That makes a difference in the value. The 6 and the sterling silver headjoint probably indicates that it is a Emerson EF6 flute which came with a sterling head. Here's a one each open and closed holed EF6 that are for sale (New) at an...
by pied_piper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beware Fake/Counterfeit Yamaha flutes on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 19874

Re: Beware Fake/Counterfeit Yamaha flutes on eBay

There are some red flags that would give me pause: Yamaha does not include black tenon covers with their flutes but this one has covers on both the headjoint and the body tenon for the footjoint. The ad says it is a 2018 YFL-211 but the YFL-211 is not a current model. See the official Yamaha page fo...
by pied_piper
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Has anyone else had problems with Sandy Drelinger?
Replies: 9
Views: 6636

Re: Has anyone else had problems with Sandy Drelinger?

Well, as you can see from the posts before yours, you are not the only one who finds Mr. Drelinger difficult to deal with.
by pied_piper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 3839

Re: Band gloating

Very cool! The really cool ones are the metal ones. The repair techs call those the "paper clip" model because they look like huge paper clips. :lol: :roll:
by pied_piper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

Armstrong made several different models and it's difficult to determine a flute model without seeing it. Also, part of the value of a flute depends upon its playing condition. Since you are not a player, the only way to determine its value is by getting a music shop or repair tech to inspect it and ...
by pied_piper
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: G note not popping up correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: G note not popping up correctly

There is no easy way to troubleshoot your problem remotely. You've already checked the springs and screws but you didn't indicate how you determined there was no problem there. The next most likely issues could be a rusty hinge rod or a bent hinge rod or key hinge. If you had maintenance performed a...
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: NOBEL flute brand name
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: NOBEL flute brand name

I've repaired a lot of different brands but I have never heard of a NOBEL flute, clarinet, or oboe. Perhaps it is a Noblet? Noblet was made by LeBlanc in France.
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement

Sometimes these are a bit of a judgement call. Certainly 2-3 pads can be replaced. The question is WHICH 2-3 pads. if all the leaking pads are together (all in the right hand section or all in the left hand section) then 2-3 pads can certainly be replaced. The problem comes when the 2-3 pads are all...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

I'm glad i was able to help!
by pied_piper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

There is a problem with your flute. The E and D keys should NOT be closing with the F. The E and D keys should close ONLY when you close them with your fingers. There are several things that could possibly cause this. The springs could be unhooked on the E and D keys. (Possible but not likely that b...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

These are Straubinger certified flute technicians in the NW area. I don't see any in Spokane, but there is one in Portland. Any of these should be capable of doing good repair work on your flute. Oregon Marc Grafe 4390 Lords Lane Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Tel: (503) 351-5176 Email:marc@grafeworks.com Au...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

Very interesting. Regarding where to get it serviced, I suggest you seek a flute specialist. While ordinary band instrument shops can work on flutes, many will not have the skills to do the best possible job on a vintage flute like this. Many large cities will have a flute specialist, but smaller co...