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by Gandalfe
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Survey: True or False
Replies: 9
Views: 4428

Re: Survey: True or False

There are so many successful doublers out there that I would tag this as false for most players. Now if you said oboe... :shock:
by Gandalfe
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Stephanhouser Alto Sax
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

Re: Stephanhouser Alto Sax

Another doubler here, every time I buy a cheap horn I end up regretting it. The best deals on used instruments btw, come from musician friends/family or the company I work for at quinntheeskimo.net. I have a nice stable of instruments now from flute to bass sax. But I took my time to save the money ...
by Gandalfe
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is tarnish a problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 4416

Re: Is tarnish a problem?

You can use silver anti-tarnish cloths or strips in you case if you ever get it cleaned in the first place.
by Gandalfe
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley 5-0 Open Hole Flute & Piccolo (Set - both sterling silver)
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Re: Artley 5-0 Open Hole Flute & Piccolo (Set - both sterling silver)

Looking at recent listings on eBay might give you some ideas: Artley Listings on eBay

Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Free Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Free Charts

There are sites that offer original sheet music out there like the Sibelius site. But I have had much more luck, when looking for solo arrangements, by purchasing compilations. For example the Abersold books that come with a sound track CD to play against are excellent. AND, I have gotten many for p...
by Gandalfe
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need help for Christmas, please! :)
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: Need help for Christmas, please! :)

I would never give a music instrument to any family or friends without having them try it first. For example, in your case one of the flutes has an extended range due to the B foot. A surprising number of flautists don't appreciate it. I do, but then I'm weird that way. 8) When I started my wife bac...
by Gandalfe
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tarnished Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Re: Tarnished Flute

I use a silver cloth (available at most fabric selling stores) to gently polish my flute. Selling student level flute isn't difficult unless you are trying to get a lot of money. I sold mine to a sax player who wanted to double on flute. Start with your family, friends in the music industry, music t...
by Gandalfe
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 10304

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

I would take this to a tech, this can be fixed. If you think it's just you, have another flute player you respect check it out, but I'm guessing that the pied_piper is spot on.
by Gandalfe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: New Horizons
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: New Horizons

Love to hear it when people figure out what they really want to do. Kudos and good luck!
by Gandalfe
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Where to start teaching a beginner?
Replies: 9
Views: 10812

Re: Where to start teaching a beginner?

Love the idea of starting a youngster on a fife. With the piano, all musicians should spend some time on the piano. So helpful in so many ways.
by Gandalfe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA YFL2IS
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: YAMAHA YFL2IS

Are you sure you want to go used? Sometimes it's nice to splurge on a new version with the modern improvements in inherent intonation and materials. I know that when I started back after a 28+ year break, I went used but soon ended up with my dream instruments. It just takes a little longer to save ...
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will my neighbours hate me?
Replies: 5
Views: 3320

Re: Will my neighbours hate me?

Worrying about neighbors is prudent. But the quality of your neighbors can really be a dice roll. As long as you follow the suggestions above you should be fine. I do think that taking some lessons will improve your chances of gaining any proficiency on any instrument. There is just too much that is...
by Gandalfe
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Web stuff for beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 3485

Re: Web stuff for beginners?

And I've often wondered about this resource: https://www.fluteland.com/
by Gandalfe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to find out history of vintage flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5430

Re: How to find out history of vintage flute

Unlike later Armstrong editions like the model 60 or model 70, the classic model 21 'Emeritus' flute is supposed to be a nice instrument. Manufactured back in the 1960s, skilled craftsmen like Tom Green, Jack Moore, Emerson Deford and Bickford Brannen were in charge of the Armstrong 'Heritage' and '...
by Gandalfe
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Questions about some things that came with my new flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Re: Questions about some things that came with my new flute?

Plugs are favored by (many) doublers whose primary instrument is not the flute and when they don't have enough time to practice all the instruments they play. If flute were my primary instrument, I would not use plugs. (I understand the use of plugs can be a very emotional topic for some people. 8) ...