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by Gandalfe
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Newbie needing help with an Emerson Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Re: Newbie needing help with an Emerson Flute

You can search on eBay and see what the going price is for a used instrument.
by Gandalfe
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: College Band Auditions
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Re: College Band Auditions

I love this person's answer to your fine question. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Flute-2059/A ... Pieces.htm

Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale

Kinda sad seeing you sell those lovely instruments. I dread the day I will do the same, maybe 20 years out. My instruments have brought me so much love and joy over the years.
by Gandalfe
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Re: Pad cleaning paper under closed keys when not playing?

Seems like overkill to me and there is always a chance that part of the paper could dry to the pad creating a small leak.
by Gandalfe
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Used alto flute--Artley vs. Armstrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: Used alto flute--Artley vs. Armstrong?

Any chance you could play them each first to see if one is a diamond in the rough?
by Gandalfe
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute Consistantly Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

Re: Flute Consistantly Flat

Are you playing in an area where the air conditioning is really cold/warm? In a cold room, I tend to play flatter than in a warm. Also, are you familiar with the concept of warm vs cold air when playing an instrument? It might be time to sit down with a professional player/teacher. Doing could speed...
by Gandalfe
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Free Improvisation
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Re: Free Improvisation

Lovely sound. What are you post-processing the sound with, echo?
by Gandalfe
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: found a flute need info
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: found a flute need info

Sounds like a stencil. Pictures would help. Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Thu May 29, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt Flute Model 73
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: Gemeinhardt Flute Model 73

You might find this topic interesting as it talks about Gemeinhardt models: http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1019
by Gandalfe
Tue May 20, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 56284

Re: pearl flutes?

New flutes for most major models are getting so much better than what was available when I and my kids were in school. My wife and I play a Gemeinhardt 3SHB that cost $300 new and added a McKenna custom headjoints that was on sale for $200. You can get better, but not for that price. I'm not sure Mc...
by Gandalfe
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Three Star Silver Plate Flute??
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Re: Three Star Silver Plate Flute??

Hi all, I have recently come across a Three Star Silver Plate Flute. I have been trying to find out any information on this flute and all I can find are clarinets. Anyone ever heard of it? It was made in USA that is all I know. Thanks. Do you have pictures? That might help to identify the maker, es...
by Gandalfe
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Semi-professional flute upgrade for an amateur player
Replies: 2
Views: 2425

Re: Semi-professional flute upgrade for an amateur player

Are you working with an instructor or a friend who has the sound you are looking for. The best part about looking for a flute is trying them out. You know, it's kind of the ol' "It's the journey that brings you joy" thang. Let me know if I can help.
by Gandalfe
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Don't forget ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Don't forget ...

Overheard: Just a reminder to set your clocks forward one hour tonight. This means that bass players will now begin arriving at rehearsal only 30 minutes late, and drummers' Circadian rhythms will now only be off by half a beat. :)