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by woof
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sticky pads on a new Pearl Flute !
Replies: 16
Views: 10455

Re: no just a little sticky

dogster wrote:No the keys are fine just an annoying sticky sound . LOL
Doug
Yeah that sounds just like my problem. Hopefully yours will go away like mine did--good luck and enjoy your Pearl. I really have enjoyed mine.
by woof
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sticky pads on a new Pearl Flute !
Replies: 16
Views: 10455

Re: Sticky pads on a new Pearl Flute !

Ok I purchased a Pearl Flute 665 RBE with a Offset G and its amazing ! I have taken up the flute now for 3 months ( however I have played piano , clarinet and recorders ) .Every thing was fine up until a few of the pads became sticky. Doug After I purchased my Pearl several years ago the pads got a...
by woof
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: i love to play the flute, why?
Replies: 11
Views: 9635

Re: For the love of...

For moi, playing flute is good as meditation. Whether its bamboo, wood or silver, it just transports you to another world. "Why do you play flute" seemed like such a simple question when I started to post a reply, but now I realise its really hard to put it in words... lets me just say I love it be...
by woof
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute! Question on HJ
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Thanks everyone! My HJ isn't exceptionally loose, it just slides into place much easier. FJ may be a problem, but I'll see if I can find a tech or talk to fw about this. Will let you guys know in a few days how this flute goes. In any case, in another forum I posted I had trouble with the low C? We...
by woof
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute! Question on HJ
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Re: New flute! Question on HJ

Hi all! I just received a lovely new Pearl 525RBE, it sounds quite different from my 2SP, and the lip-plate is very different. The head joint seems relatively easy to slide in and out, I'm pretty certain if I attempt to (i won't of course :P) wave the flute like a baton the flute would just fly apa...
by woof
Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 34 year old taking up the flute again!! Which one to buy??
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

. I think I am going to go back to the dealer here and try the blindfolded thing so that I can really narrow down what "feels" good. Just read the FAQ thread which was very helpful. Juliette See if your dealer will let you bring several- or one at a time- home for a trial. I am a big believer in th...
by woof
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: various questions
Replies: 8
Views: 8378

Re: various questions

What are the pros and cons to White Gold springs vs. Stainless Steel springs? Is there any distinct advantage or disadvantage? There really is no difference between white gold springs and stainless steel, blue steel or any other spring material that you find. It's marketing hype. I wonder if white ...
by woof
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 26352

I always keep a plug or two around for this reason. They do not seal 100% (I just have cheap plastic plugs that came off of a step up), but they do the trick when I am in a pinch. Good idea- I still have plugs that came with the flute but didn't even think of that....."if I only had a brain..." Als...
by woof
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 26352

open vs closed

And i want an open hole flute because it can produce a better tone compared to the closed hole. -_- I like open hole flutes simply because they feel better to me- I couldn't say or believe any difference in sound but I do like the way the keys feel better than the plateau models. And I like the way...
by woof
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sterilizing a piccolo...
Replies: 4
Views: 4147

I agree with flutepicc06. It is unlikely that you will get re-infected from your flute. The bacteria or viruses will not have access to your throat normally-from playing the flute. More than likely you were originally infected from something on your hands.. to mouth (e.g. when you eat etc.). More im...
by woof
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Jethro Tull
Replies: 6
Views: 9217

The flutist in Jethro Tull is actually named Ian Anderson, and he has several flutes (as do most professionals). From what I've read on his website, he currently has a student model Yamaha for practicing, Sankyo Silversonics and a Powell 2100's and 3100's. Apparently he finds that the Sankyo plays ...
by woof
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Jethro Tull
Replies: 6
Views: 9217

Jethro Tull

Just wondering if anyone knew what brand of flute Jethro plays. Must be made of iron for the beating it takes.
by woof
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: crown plug
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

If you find that the cork is so tight that you can't push it in with moderate force, it may be stuck from being in that position for many years - you may need to get a technician to loosen it. [/quote] Thanks fluttiegurl and pied piper. So I loosen the crown cap a couple of turns then push in and th...
by woof
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: crown plug
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

A difference of 1 mm is not - that's a variation of about 6%. It's also known that some cleaning rods are not accurately marked. YMMV I do not have calipers but using a mm ruler my cleaning rod mark appears to be 17.?mm so it is pretty close. In my case the crown plug is too far back (towards the c...
by woof
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: crown plug
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

crown plug

What difference will it make to flute intonation and/or anything if the crown plug was approx 1mm short of being in the exact center of the embouchure hole when measured using the mark on the cleaning rod?