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by Phineas
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute for wife
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: flute for wife

I would suggest you read here. http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859 Past that, you need to ask yourself a few questions. 1. Does she perform or just play at home. This will make somewhat of a difference. If she is a home player and she is content with playing on a "Student" level ...
by Phineas
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How Can I amplify my flute?...
Replies: 10
Views: 12113

Re: How Can I amplify my flute?...

A guitar amp is not ideal, but it will work without you damaging it.
by Phineas
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I need advice on flute brands
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: I need advice on flute brands

My max price I can spend is $1700 dollars. Any information/suggestions would be much appreciated!! :lol: First of all, for that kind of money, no flute you buy will be much of a upgrade to what you already have unless you buy used. What I would do for that kind of money is get the flute serviced, t...
by Phineas
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo Tocco Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 7100

Re: Guo Tocco Plus?

Phineas, is there another composite flute you'd recommend over the Guo? I am very new to the idea so haven't looked at a whole lot. Not looking to spend more than about $800 or so (the Tocco Plus is $699 from the dealer on eBay). Another popular brand of composite that is out there is Nuvo. They ar...
by Phineas
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo Tocco Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 7100

Re: Guo Tocco Plus?

I am a big fan of composite flutes, especially the Guo brand/series of. Are they necessarily the best playing flute in the world. Not to me. Would I do a concert with one? Sure depending on the type of music of course. Just like any other flute, you just have to play on it to see if it is for you. A...
by Phineas
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YPC-61 for a beginning piccolo player?
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Re: Yamaha YPC-61 for a beginning piccolo player?

If it plays good, and you can afford it, go for it!!

However, if you have NEVER played Flute before, I would highly suggest starting out on flute first.

Piccolos are funny instruments. They can be very player specific how they play from the player's perspective.

Phineas
by Phineas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can't play F, E and D.
Replies: 1
Views: 3171

Re: Can't play F, E and D.

Just because you cannot see it does not mean there is nothing wrong. I would go have your flute checked out.

Even on cheap flutes, you should be able to hit those notes easily if the flute is adjusted properly.
by Phineas
Fri May 30, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)

What you said about tone and the alto may be a self-imposed limiting factor! I like the low tone of the alto, which is why I don't use my C flute, but am beginning to understand its limitations when playing with others, esp. for rock. Appreciate your reply - maybe I'll hear from others. I just sign...
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Yamaha YPC-61 vs YPC-62
Replies: 1
Views: 3009

Re: Yamaha YPC-61 vs YPC-62

Ok so I have this older Yamaha YPC-61 piccolo and I would like to know if there are any differences between it and the newer 62 like significant improvements in tone and intonation? Christine I never could tell the difference from a players perspective. If the older one is not worn out, I would jus...
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Update on fluting
Replies: 5
Views: 3717

Re: Update on fluting

MissyHPhoenix wrote:Hey everybody I haven't been on in quite a while because of school but wanted to say hi during summer vacation.
Don't know about anyone else but I love you and miss you my flute sista!!!! Welcome home!!

Phineas
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)

Does anyone have advise on using a mic with a flute in an informal playing situation? I've read a bunch of posts but haven't found gold yet! Anyone mic an alto flute with a curved head joint? Sometimes I jam with electric guitars but that's a challenge to be heard. Thank you. Dorothy Hey Dorothy, W...
by Phineas
Tue May 27, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 8282

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

maddietortellini wrote:Just goes to show, you don't know what works for YOU until you play test them!
Yep :D
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Loose Headjoint
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: Loose Headjoint

Hi...I just purchased a brand new Gemeinhardt flute, and the headjoint moves when I play it. I've never seen a flute with a loose headjoint before. I am wondering if I should just send the flute back, or is there some kind of a fix? Thank you! If it is brand new and you purchased it locally, then I...
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair Gig
Replies: 10
Views: 5619

Re: Repair Gig

So, just a heads up... I start my first repair gig on Tuesday. I will be doing general repairs during rental season (but with an emphasis on flutes and clarinets), and then mostly flutes and double reeds through the rest of the year. I'll have to do a little bit of everything depending on what walk...
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Neckpain. :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 3722

Re: Neckpain. :-(

+1 Fluteguy18 I went through the same thing. I would advise you go to see a Doctor that deals with sports injuries. When I first started playing, I suffered from muscle swelling. After I got over that, the doctor gave me stretches, and weight training exercises. I still do them 20 years later! Will...