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by SylvreKat
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material
Replies: 15
Views: 10531

Re: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material

That likely depends upon the skills of the player who is playing the flute. :mrgreen: In the hands of a professional or highly skilled player, I would say the answer to your question is yes. In the hands of a pro, my student Gemi probably sounds like thousands of dollars. I bet they can even make a...
by SylvreKat
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8198

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Without really knowing the cause, I'm not sure anyone can say if polishing will make it worse or not. I'd say call Woodwind/Brasswind tom and ask them. Or TJ direct. Describe what is happening and how it looks and what happened after you polished it. Have it there with you when you call in case they...
by SylvreKat
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8198

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

(submitting this today, Tues, 'cause I know it'll be a few days before it actually gets posted....)

So how'd your trip to the store go? What did they have to say about the streaks? Did you get a new headjoint? Did you try out several, or just get handed a new one "Here you go"?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Headjoint to buy? Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2674

Re: Headjoint to buy? Help please

Okay, I got curious, since the entire KC metro is smaller than LA. I got on Conn-Selmer's site and did a search for dealers within 25 miles of zip 90001. There's at least a dozen pages of dealers listed. Now of course, none of these may be close to your part of LA, but I'm betting there's at least o...
by SylvreKat
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Headjoint to buy? Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2674

Re: Headjoint to buy? Help please

First off, my Armstrong catalog is old. Really old. So the models might not match despite that some of the names are the same. Here's what it says-- B (basic) - somewhat undercut. Noted for excellent flexibility, dynamic contrast, and well-focused tone. Very popular for players of all levels. S (sel...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute "too old"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Is this flute "too old"?

Yes she is, but her mom just told me that the flute is a lot younger than what they originally told her. They must have made a mistake, which is of course alright because everyone makes them and she is going to have her band directors listen to her next week! That is AWESOME that she's having her b...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 8198

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

I'm guessing since they did go away for a short time, that they aren't solder lines. No idea what though. Have you contacted Trevor James about this? See what they say about the lines. Since it's still under warranty and the lines bother you, then yes, exchange it. Just be sure to take your body alo...
by SylvreKat
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material
Replies: 15
Views: 10531

Re: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material

blowtorch711 wrote: I have come to this conclusion: more expensive instruments are better than cheap instruments. It's not surprising, since that's usually true of most things.
Yes, but are more expensive instruments that much better than not-quite-so expensive instruments? :wink:

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute "too old"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Is this flute "too old"?

Thank you so much for your input! It seems as though she's favoring the Muramatsu, but she still has a few more days to try them out, so I hope she'll choose the instrument best suited for her without judging the age. Glad to help. Is she playing the same songs on each? Something fast with lots of ...
by SylvreKat
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material
Replies: 15
Views: 10531

Re: Flute's Sound Dependencey on Material

I know this is old, but I'm fairly new to the boards and just found this thread. My instrument repairman attended a seminar where they set up a screen and had three flutes by the same maker, one silver one gold one platinum. Same guy played the same part of a song as "samely" as he could. Everyone c...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Advice needed for selling
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Advice needed for selling

Who made it? Yamaha? Armstrong? ???

Best place to check for real-world values is eBay's finished auctions. See what your flute (or similar models) have actually sold for, not what they're listed at with no bidders.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is Cleaning a Flute necessary when using a stand?
Replies: 5
Views: 3714

Re: Is Cleaning a Flute necessary when using a stand?

Put me in the "clean it out every time/store on a stand" side. But only if there's little chance of something knocking over your flute. I keep my bass on its stand, but I have no dogs or cats or children so it's unlikely it'll get hit. And as pointed out previously, it's far more conducive to my pla...
by SylvreKat
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute "too old"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Is this flute "too old"?

If the Haynes has been well-maintained, then there's nothing wrong with it being an older flute. My Gemi picc is 25 years old and still plays very nicely indeed, with zero issues. I would put my 25-year-old workhorse Armstrong up against brand new Armstrongs any day. Even my old-old student Gemi sti...
by SylvreKat
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Bass Flute Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 4832

Re: Bass Flute Recommendations

Know this is a bit late, but I wanted to share some advice. 1--make sure any bass you consider has trill keys. They're not just for trilling. 2--go to Chris Potter's site. She checks out EVERY bass flute at the National Flute Convention every year, and gives her very professional opinion of each. Li...