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by Phineas
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 20724

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: 3865

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.

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by Phineas
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Words of Advice about Buying Flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 20724

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: 20724

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: 26569

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: 20724

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: 20724

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: 21057

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 ...