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by Phineas
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jinyin piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4466

Rachel. I just found a person locally that owned one of the Jinyin flutes. I played on it this morning, and was pretty impressed with it. If the piccolo plays anything like the flute does, you have a winner! There are people available that will work on it. So there you go. There are absolutely no sl...
by Phineas
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jinyin piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4466

That flute may just fine, but I have no idea how good it is. If you are looking for a good low price Pic, check this one out! I own one of these , and I am very happy with it. For the Same price, you can get one of these from a GREAT dealer. http://www.wwbw.com/BandNow-Piccolo-i104838.music with a o...
by Phineas
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Hi ...I have a ??
Replies: 6
Views: 5648

Gemeinhart 4P I in general do not like these. But they will work, and are pretty easy to play on Venus I own one of the internet specials. It plays good, but it did require some minor adjustment when I got it. Also be aware that almost noone will even bother to work on it. But hey, they are cool loo...
by Phineas
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

From my experience, most people that complain about Armstrong flutes are just people who are jumping on the band wagon. No matter how many flutes, or how expensive, I will always keep a trusty 104 handy. When half the people that complain about my 104s can play their expensive ones as good as I can ...
by Phineas
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

Do you not wish that you could just take matters into your own hands, and buy the better instrument for such a child? When I was coming up, that was the biggest hurdle for people starting out. There were just a lot of children who could not afford to buy or rent instruments. If a child was able to ...
by Phineas
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

Knowing that I was ready to drop twice as much for a flute, the owner of the second store steered me toward an Armstrong 80B for $895. He said they'd had it for two years and never sold it. I tell you, when I played that instrument, I was immediately gratified. The keys were responsive, and moreso ...
by Phineas
Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus
Replies: 4
Views: 3973

The head joint is a Haynes headjoint, but the overall way it plays is not. It fit is the the Pearls, Jupiters, and similar in that price range.

Phineas
by Phineas
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

Okay, it's a Jupiter diMedici 1011, but I'm hesitant to say that since I'm still new. It looks like an absurd decision on the surface. I have my reasons for thinking about this expensive a flute at this early stage, but I could be going in the wrong direction. I know I'll need a Drelinger upright h...
by Phineas
Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

MeLizzard, Although YOUR shop may be legit, you may be one of the few. I have had nothing but bad experiences with rental instruments. Especially when it comes to keeping them in repair. Often times the rental agencies do not have the staff need to keep the rentals in decent repair. You pay all of t...
by Phineas
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What chair are you/honer bands.
Replies: 40
Views: 27380

Just because a person is or isnt first chair is not reflection on a person's ability to play. I have been in different bands/groups/orchestras where I could easily smoke the first chair. I think EXPERIENCE more than anything dictates who is in the section leader position. The most important thing is...
by Phineas
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

I do not disagree from your point of view one bit! In fact I agree. One problem is that parents are often detached, and did not know anything about instruments. This is a bad situation. I play guitar(also), and I see parents at guitar shops paying too much for junk. With flutes, its even worse! Most...
by Phineas
Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 21388

I think the biggest problem with consumers is EXPECTATION. If you buy something for cheap, then that is more than likely what it is. I have purchased cheap instruments here and there(heck I still own a couple) that turned out to be decent for the money. Will I spend $100 dollars to repair a cheap fl...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 21622

This is one of the funniest threads I have read in a long time. I am sitting here looking at my $100 dollar venus piccolo that I have been paid to play. On the other hand, I looking at my $5000 Hayes that has never made me a dollar. Professional = Get paid. Has nothing to do with the quality of the ...