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by Phineas
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

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: 2707

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: 13694

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: 2037

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: 4428

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: 2310

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: 2832

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: 3003

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: 2832

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 ...
by Phineas
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 13694

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

Finally, a question about this particular flute: it says "AM headjoint". I've seen a lot of discussion around EY headjoints (they seem highly regarded) but I've seen very little about the AM. You know anything about that? Do you recall if yours had the AM, and if so, how would you describe it? The ...
by Phineas
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 13694

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

Any suggestions you can offer about the process? Do not over think it. Anytime I wanted to try out an instrument, there were no issues. I have found in most cases, retail shopping in Japan was a real pleasure and the people are very helpful. Just do not be over bearing and learn a little about Japa...
by Phineas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intermediate or Pre-professional piccolos/Powell Sonare PS500 Review?
Replies: 4
Views: 8121

Re: Intermediate or Pre-professional piccolos/Powell Sonare PS500 Review?

Number one lesson as a flute buyer: NEVER BUY A FLUTE/PICC ONLINE There is nothing wrong with buying an instrument online from a reputable dealer. However, have some money in your budget for COA. I have only once got an instrument online that played the way I want it on arrival. New or Used. These ...
by Phineas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute for returning player
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: flute for returning player

Beerrules420 wrote: and i understand the simplicity of just linking me to an article about buying a flute but the internet is rife with those and that is why i came here to a message board so i could talk to a person about it plz help!! would really appreciate it! that didn't much help me I'm more ...
by Phineas
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How old is my Altus?
Replies: 0
Views: 13389

How old is my Altus?

Moved!
annabellegunn wrote:Hello, I know this is completely off topic but found myself needing help. I recently bought an Altus 1307 with a serial #4433. Does anyone know what year my flute was made?
by Phineas
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 13694

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

How many people buy stuff overseas, get "a good deal" and then just bring it home, without declaring it and paying duty? I think that's pretty common - but more common for a camera, a watch, some jewelry, etc. - just not quite as often with a musical instrument. Personally, I have regularly flown i...