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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: 1617

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: 2388

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: 4553

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: 1069

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: 1534

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: 4136

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: 4136

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: 3675

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: 1974

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...
by Phineas
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this flute worth the price ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Re: Is this flute worth the price ?

I am a beginner and I have the opportunity to buy an] Haynes Amadeus AF500 in excellent condition for $ 275.00. Actually, the flute looks like new and plays perfectly. The seller says that it has been played just a few times. Is this flute (which I understand has been discontinued) worth the price ...
by Phineas
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Your recommendations for intermediate flutes $1500-$2800
Replies: 14
Views: 12089

Re: Your recommendations for intermediate flutes $1500-$2800

I just have a close look at my Briolette flute this morning and I see the parts of it have stamped sterling silver and four numbers and of course Briolette. it's a very high quality flute and collectable. Any one know any thing about this flute, please help me. Also I want to sell it too. If you ar...
by Phineas
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Did anyone try to record his flute with a Samson CO1U?
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

Re: Did anyone try to record his flute with a Samson CO1U?

Hye Phineas! I wanna ask, I'm thinking of buying Samson C03 Condenser Mic for my flute recording? Is it a good mic for flute recording? Or you have any better recommendation? The C03 is not much different than the C01. It works off a conventional microphone cable and you can change the pick up patt...
by Phineas
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: DZW Grenadilla Flute
Replies: 9
Views: 5381

Re: DZW Grenadilla Flute

My principal has one from the 1870s I think and she plays it year in and year out. Leaves it on a flute peg at rehearsal which makes me shudder. And when I ask her about special care etc I just get the blank stare so I'm not sure she is putting any effort into it. My she sounds like a fun person......
by Phineas
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: DZW Grenadilla Flute
Replies: 9
Views: 5381

Re: DZW Grenadilla Flute

So..... you wouldn't consider a wooden flute such as the DZW stable enough to play out? Or regularly ie school studies? For the price point, I would only play that instrument under certain conditions. I would not do any outdoor concerts with one. Once the wood gets messed up, you are out of luck in...