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by Phineas
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 29
Views: 40744

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

I cannot believe I slept on this one....LOL
by Phineas
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Is this a good student flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 19214

Re: Is this a good student flute?

Here is some reading for you. It needs to be updated, but it is still relevant!

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859
by Phineas
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I need a new flute so which one?
Replies: 10
Views: 15713

Re: I need a new flute so which one?

I will not say hybrid flutes totally suck. However, I do not prefer them at all. You can get a good quality flute with decent playability and a good headjoint for what some of these hybrid flutes go for and get a complete package that is up to par. What is the use of having a hand cut headjoint but ...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 3860

Re: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!

I ended up buying the Pearl 665 from my local flute shop; got a good deal at $1095. I can always upgrade the hj in the future. I use to own one of these before someone stole it. Good choice! 8notes.com - is the subscription worth it? I like the idea of it, I do everything online now, makes sense to...
by Phineas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402
Replies: 5
Views: 4223

Re: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402

Material/Brand means nothing. Design and playability for the player means everything.

If you like a flute, it is of good quality and you can afford it....get it.

Phineas
by Phineas
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 4256

Re: Step up flute??

fluteguy18 wrote:There are a multitude of these posts on here.
Yep!
by Phineas
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 4256

Re: Step up flute??

I personally like the Jupiter 611, as I'm familiar with the brand and it's not terribly expensive. The Jupiter 611 or 711 are good choices.Great value for the flute and the headjoint. For the money, you will not do any better. Flute snobs do not like Jupiters for some reason. Maybe because they are...
by Phineas
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on Purchase of Intermediate Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 3804

Re: Question on Purchase of Intermediate Flute

Where is my money best used? On the brand, headjoint or the silver body? The best way to spend your money is on a flute you like to play on that you can afford from a reputable maker. Everything else is personal preference. Any dedicated player can sound good and play good on any decent playable in...
by Phineas
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 17439

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

Glad it worked out for you!! Just got back a few hours ago. Short version: all went well. I bought a new YFL-517 (hand-made in Japan for the Japan market, closed hole, C-foot, silver Am headjoint) in Tokyo last week, for less than half of what a 500-series Yamaha would have cost me here at home in t...
by Phineas
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What can be done
Replies: 4
Views: 3017

Re: What can be done

I think early on, there was a lot of traffic due to a few factors. 1. Newness of the forum. 2. The Elders/Mentors on the board were a little less busy. 3. No Flute FAQ 4. Not needing a spam filter/ more moderation. I use to be on there WAY more frequently. At the time I was working on a job where I ...
by Phineas
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Survey: True or False
Replies: 9
Views: 5882

Re: Survey: True or False

False!!!!

Just takes some practice!!

Phineas
by Phineas
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Stephanhouser Alto Sax
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Stephanhouser Alto Sax

Here is what I have discovered. I played the horn today and it felt good, had a good tone, but the right hand keys D E and F were out of alignment and it took some work to produce a good tone. The horn needed a COA I had a long conversation with a respected local woodwind repair guy who said his bi...
by Phineas
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for Doubler?
Replies: 6
Views: 3867

Re: Recommendations for Doubler?

Thanks for your $0.02! :) I guess what I was really getting at with my question, other than a general opinion of those options, was if there was a flute that was better suited for doubling, for example - if there was one that projected more or was easier to play for someone doubling, etc. For the B...
by Phineas
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Alto Flute(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 4033

Re: Alto Flute(s)

Is it possible to get a decent one under a thousand dollars? I am not familiar with any of the Brands that seem to fall into this category. About the lowest price I have seen new is the Jupiters, Gemeinhardts, or Armstrongs for a round $1500.00. Allora makes one that costs around $600.00 that is pl...
by Phineas
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for Doubler?
Replies: 6
Views: 3867

Re: Recommendations for Doubler?

Happy New Year everyone!!! I am primarily a clarinet player, but play a whole slew of other woodwinds/brass and looking to pick up a flute for use in pit orchestra. I have very limited experience with the flute and was hoping to get your recommendations on a good flute to learn/double on. Here are ...