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Flute comparrison

Postby Carolbullock » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:27 pm

Hey guys, I am new to this sight and am looking forward to getting connected with other flautists! I have played the flute for almost 50 years. Crazy how time flies! I have been playing my Armstrong for 42 years of that time. It has been a good flute for my needs but I made the mistake of testing different flutes and ever since I have pined for a new one. I am semi professional level and play in a Symphonic Orchestra. I can't justify spending thousands of dollars on a professional model but I have been rather impressed with Yamaha 677 and the Northbridge. Does anyone know much about either of these models?

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Re: Flute comparrison

Postby SylvreKat » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:02 pm

I'm not familiar with either of those, but I can tell you my Yami 584 plays like a dream compared to my old Armstrong 80. The Armstrong's a good solid flute, esp since my repairman tweaked it to make it more responsive. And I use it for rehearsals and practicing and most concerts outside. When I switch to my Yami the last week before a solo, runs just fly! Low notes pour out. My fingers feel the vibration of the notes. That high E sings even without the split-key.

If you can afford it, then yes. Spring for the Yami. But keep your old flute as your workhorse.

1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel
1982 Armstrong 80
2006 Yamaha 584

1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P
1982 Gemeinhardt 4S
1980s (?) Armstrong all wood (no model)

2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199

Plus many many flute-cousins....

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