Inline or offset G

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FlutiTutti
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Inline or offset G

Post by FlutiTutti »

Hi, I'm considering buying a new flute and was wondering if anyone has any views on inline G or offset G and if it makes any difference to playing or if its just more comfortable if you have small hands.
Any opinions appreciated
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pied_piper
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Re: Inline or offset G

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Generally speaking, large hands may find inline more comfortable and small hands often find offset more comfortable. Try both and buy whichever is more comfortable to you.
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fluteguy18
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Re: Inline or offset G

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PP has it right on the money. Buy what is most comfortable for you. The trend now-a-days is going toward offset in light of performance related hand injuries, but it is only that. A trend. The trend for a long time was inline. But again, it was a trend. One is not necessarily better than the other. Acoustically they're the same.

I personally play an offset and I love it. I know people who have inline and love theirs.

sarastro
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Re: Inline or offset G

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My teacher commented the other day that she can't even sell her old inline G because no one in our city uses them. Interesting how these things are different in different geographical areas.

equinemidwife
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Re: Inline or offset G

Post by equinemidwife »

I prefer the offset G, but I agree it's personal preference that matters.

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