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by Phineas
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Upgrade flute for a 6th grader
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Re: Upgrade flute for a 6th grader

My dd has been playing since 2nd grade and is now going to middle school. She is in a performing arts school so she plays many, many times a week. She is currently playing a very old Gemeinhardt 2SP which we bought when she was 7 because it was the only flute with the extra curved joint that the st...
by Phineas
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: newcomer

Greetings mike here from yorkshire Sup! Welcome to the board. play clarinet and a few other instruments, decided to add flute, havent got one yet, looking at a buffet Crampon Any good ? If the price is right, the Buffet is a decent instrument. I use to own the International Open Hole model. I would...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 3.0 Update Soon!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3113

Flute FAQ 3.0 Update Soon!!!!!

I am planning on adding some sections and doing some updates to the Fluteland Flute FAQ. Secular Music (Jazz/Rock/Funk/Blues etc....) Doubling Traveling Playing With Groups/Accompaniment Improvising Play-a-longs/music minus ones/ If you would like to contribute something please let me know. Thanks P...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 13863

Re: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

As a person who has purchased and played on MANY flutes for a lot of years, I call snake oil on this one. Are we REALLY talking about physics, or are we talking about craftsmanship/design? The flute is nothing more than a big tuner. You can take a headjoint off of the flute, and still make a sound. ...
by Phineas
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Tuning by Ear
Replies: 2
Views: 4247

Re: Tuning by Ear

This is a loaded question, but here are my 2 pennies.... Play a tone, play a note along side of it. If it sounds good, you are in tune.....simple ...RIGHT? Yes, it is that simple. In the end, it is all about what sounds good. There are a lot of factors that effect the pitch you hear.... 1. You and t...
by Phineas
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New To Forum - Shopping For New Flute!
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: New To Forum - Shopping For New Flute!

I'm currently in the market to buy a new, much needed upgrade from my student model Gemeinhardt. Yes, I'm half way through my college career and I play on a student model flute. It surprises many people. Does not surprise me. If you are a good player, you can sound good on almost anything :) My bud...
by Phineas
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Traveling with a flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Re: Traveling with a flute?

I will be traveling this summer for several months, probably in several climates (heat, humidity, dryness, cold, rain) I will be camping most of the time. Is it realistic to bring my flute with me, or is it bound to get ruined somehow and I'm better off leaving it at home? I really don't want to st...
by Phineas
Fri May 29, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Buffet-Crampon model
Replies: 4
Views: 4793

Re: Buffet-Crampon model

If it plays, why worry about what model it is?

Besides, it could simply be a 227 with a 225 Headjoint.

Phineas
by Phineas
Thu May 28, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Rhino flutestopper?
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Re: Rhino flutestopper?

norway wrote:Tried it? Comments?
It looks interesting. However anything the promotes a device over practice to change your sound is snake oil to me. If your flute plays fine, I would not waste my money on it.

Just my .02USD

Phineas
by Phineas
Tue May 26, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: buyer beware
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: buyer beware

Hey Missy, Any time you order ANYTHING custom made, the trade off is dealing with the builder's weirdness. Usually, builders will take more orders in a given time period than they can realistically produce. These same people/builders also have a bad habit of spending almost all of money that comes i...
by Phineas
Mon May 11, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 4277

Re: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)

fluteguy18 wrote:There was once a player on here that insisted on playing on a purple 'Ebay Special' as I call them.
I can't throw stones at that one...LOL I have definitely had my share of those things. I guess I have graduated to the Nuvos now... :P They come in a cool GREEN!!!!!

Phineas
by Phineas
Mon May 11, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 4277

Re: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)

-One of my options is a Jupiter 511RII. I'm okay with the price for it, but the reviews for Jupiters seem really 50/50. On the one hand people are saying they're excellent instruments, and then the other half are saying the cut's weird, the sound's inconsistent, etc. etc. Is this flute actually an ...
by Phineas
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt

I have the opportunity to buy for $ 600.00 a vintage Gemeinhardt M3 S solid silver head joint and body, open holes, completely overhauled and brought to new condition buy a retired Gemeinhardt technician. The flute looks beautiful and it is really like new. I am still at a student level and It seem...
by Phineas
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whatwould you choose between these two flutes ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Re: Whatwould you choose between these two flutes ?

One is a vintage Gemeinhardt M3 S open hole all solid silver with custom J head joint, totally and perfectly overhauled and brought back to new condition by a retired Gemeinhardt tech. The other is a brand new Di Zhao dz-300 open hole silver plated flute. I can get any of these two for more or less...