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by Phineas
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 129008

i have to say flutepicc06 with your last posting regarding delphi flutes i think you are slightly out of order, why would you want to poop over someone elses flute ?? if flute princess likes the instrument she's playing on then isn't it good enough for her ?? You have no idea the age of flute princ...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How to "break-in" a flute of another model?
Replies: 11
Views: 6325

Being a person that owns many different flute, here are a few pointers. 1. Treat every instrumetn like a new instrument. every instrument has a "sweet spot". The only thing you can do is play on it and figure out what it is. Then you just get use to setting up instrument how you like. You will find ...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can I teach myself to play flute?
Replies: 7
Views: 3880

Teaching yourself an instrument has pitfalls. I would recommend at least taking a few lessons to learn how to breathe, hold the instrument properly without injuring yourself, etc.... I am a self taught guitarist, and from my experience, if I would have taken at least a few guitar lessons from the be...
by Phineas
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Simba?
Replies: 8
Views: 4766

flutepicc06

My bad! :oops: That is what I get for not keeping track of things better. The part about the low price flute still applies though.

Phineas
by Phineas
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Simba?
Replies: 8
Views: 4766

tothepointe Obviously if someone is considering buying that kind of flute, they are not planning on spending the money on an Azumi. Rayne If you are looking for a low cost flute, If youo can go up to at least 150-200, there are good quality new and used instruments that you can get your hands on. I ...
by Phineas
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 18320

I own several Piccolos, but the one I play the most is the Armstrong 210. This is not the piccolo I prefer, but for the money I had to spend at the time I got it, it was the most playble with the best tone that was readily available to try out. Of course how fate works out, I wound up trying a Bosto...
by Phineas
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 129008

Here is my updated flute collection The main ones I play on are. Miyazawa Legacy 1E SSHead/Silver-clad body/Closedhole/Gold Plate LP (Japanese market only) Pearl Quantz 665 SS Head/Silver Clad body/Openhole/Bfoot Yamaha YFL514 SS Head/Silver-Nickel body/Closedhole Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS Head/SS Bo...
by Phineas
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wood headjoint silver body
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

I use one of these http://www.wwbw.com/Performance-Music-Products-Woodlight-Headjoints-i75609.music There are many others poping up. I would say by a quality playable flute, then just try the headjoints out till you find one you like. As far as that particular brand, I have no experiece with it. Phi...
by Phineas
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How about a get to know you poll....
Replies: 43
Views: 23880

1) What is your current association with the flute? (prof, hobby, band student, teacher, etc) I am a semi-professional. I am only associated with people who invite me to play. I also Arrange, compose, and produce music for others. I play mostly Jazz/Rock/Fusion/Brazilian/Latin style music. 2) How ma...
by Phineas
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Festivals
Replies: 15
Views: 7975

I tried to join the Flute Society in Saint Louis, but there were several reasons I did not renew. 1. I was the only Jazz player in the whole bunch, and everyone thought I was a doubler. (Major Snob Factor!) 2. Most of the members a teenage white girls. I am a 40 year old black man.(I dont even have ...
by Phineas
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 94374

My only question to you would be of all of these instruments you have, exactly how long do you play each of them? This is a very valid question. To be honest, it really depends where I am. When I am in the US, China, or Taiwan(I do not get to play much in Japan), I play 3 to 4 nights a week, and ge...
by Phineas
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: poll - Best for $1000
Replies: 21
Views: 13011

flutepicc06

The 400s I tried here in Japan had the EC headjoint. However, another friend of my gave me the same correction. I stand corrected! :oops:


Phineas
by Phineas
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 94374

One thing we often forget is that Chinese did not invent cheap flutes. Someone funded the whole scam. Often times, some western source is the one responsible for the flood of junk. As of right now, Chinese companies are starting to do more self investment, like the Japanese did years ago. Now the Ch...
by Phineas
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Brand help
Replies: 15
Views: 8775

I won't get into the "silver vs plated" arguement as I feel that I have said what I think on the matter.
Flutiegurl is now Flutiechicken?

I hope not!

Phineas
by Phineas
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: poll - Best for $1000
Replies: 21
Views: 13011

Here are my 3 picks for under $1000 1. Pearl 665 Quantz 2. Armstrong 80 series. 3. Jupiter 611 Although I own a Yamaha 514, but I think that 300 series is a waste. The 300 series is nothing more than the 200 series with a silver headjoint. The silver headjoint plays exactly the same as the silver pl...