Headjoints - Accute Questions. :P

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Re: Headjoints - Accute Questions. :P

Post by pied_piper » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:46 pm

This has been discussed here on numerous occasions and is a controversial topic. Some say that the various metals have different characteristics while scientific evidence seems to indicate that the material a headjoint or flute is made from makes no difference. Those in the scientific camp state that only the physical dimensions of the various parts make a difference. Those parts include the headjoint taper, the bore size, the "cut" of the embouchure, the riser height, etc. The craftsmanship is also a factor in this. I will not try to influence you one way or the other, but I would suggest that you read some of the previous messages on the topic and then come back with some specific questions.

Here are a few threads on the topic:
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2817
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3953
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2995

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Re: Headjoints - Accute Questions. :P

Post by flutego12 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:08 pm

I am so glad you revived this topic again.
I believe the lip riser (chimney) material & (under/over) cut and inner tube metal will have an effect on tone as well aside from the lip plate.
Important that it is solid metal and not just plated.

That aside, I shall stay on the sidelines and wait for the sages to speak - in a comprehensive manner.
flutist with a screwdriver

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