Muramatsu flute

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saxhorn
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Muramatsu flute

Post by saxhorn » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:29 pm

Looking at possible purchase of a Muramatsu M120 from the early 90's
silver head..plated body.
Anyone familiar "playing experience with this model?
i'm playing an Altus 807 and i'm looking for more tone!...
I like to play Jazz standards..my favorite sounds on flute come from Frank Wess..
James Moody...that type of thing.....Help!!
I have a chance to buy one ...but i would'nt be able to try it first.

saxhorn
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Re: Muramatsu flute

Post by saxhorn » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:06 pm

i bought it...and its the worst flute i've ever played.
Word of caution!...don't EVER buy a flute without playing it...EVER!

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Re: Muramatsu flute

Post by zummerzet_lou » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Sorry to hear that this flute was not the purchase you hoped it would be.

Hope it wasn't an expensive lesson for you,
Lou

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Re: Muramatsu flute

Post by flutego12 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:07 am

saxhorn wrote:i bought it...and its the worst flute i've ever played.
Word of caution!...don't EVER buy a flute without playing it...EVER!
Oh dear. Mind us asking what flute you bought and where from? What was the problem with the flute?
Before I purchased my PA202 online, I was looking at the M120 and M180 which I was told by the reseller that these are the "predecessors" of the EX and GX respectively though due to technological advancements, the new generation flutes have more advanced specifications and have been made to be more freeblowing.

The seller is a professional and said that he actually preferred the older flutes with the older headjoint cuts (M120 & 180) as he found he could push them further for better tone colours but said to expect greater resistance and that the older muramatsus are more difficult to control.

Perhaps this is what you are experiencing. Phineas have written on this forum that Muramatsu headjoints are relatively more difficult to control and takes work to get used to. Give it a few weeks/months. Unless of course the flute isn't in good nick. :!: Sorry to hear that . All the best.
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saxhorn
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Re: Muramatsu flute

Post by saxhorn » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Good point...i may not like the HJ ....I play an an Altus 807.
I'm primarily a saxophonist who plays flute . Although the flute playing in gigs and practicing
in the last couple of years has been trumping the sax.
At the same time the Muramatsu arrived i recieved a Haynes commercial flute from 1948
LOVE IT but it also is different and requires more from me to get it happening.
Thats my go to flute these days....
The moral of the story may very well be ..in changing equipment...make sure to spend time in changing yourself!!

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Re: Muramatsu flute

Post by flutego12 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:51 am

saxhorn wrote:Good point...i may not like the HJ ....I play an an Altus 807.
I'm primarily a saxophonist who plays flute . Although the flute playing in gigs and practicing
in the last couple of years has been trumping the sax.
At the same time the Muramatsu arrived i recieved a Haynes commercial flute from 1948
LOVE IT but it also is different and requires more from me to get it happening.
Thats my go to flute these days....
The moral of the story may very well be ..in changing equipment...make sure to spend time in changing yourself!!

ahaha.
wow! How did you get your hands onto the Haynes? How was it? Tell.
Let us know how you go with the Mura.
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