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Jzuck24
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Woodwind tech new to the flute

Postby Jzuck24 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:27 am

Hello everyone, my name is Jimmy. I have recently accepted a job as a woodwind specialist with a music store, however I need to brush up on my flute logic. I was wondering when it comes to buying a flute what are you looking for? What are some of your favorite brands? What do you avoid at all costs? Thanks!

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pied_piper
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Re: Woodwind tech new to the flute

Postby pied_piper » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:04 am

Well, there are a lot of good choices and a lot of poor choices. Take a look at the FAQ here. It has lots of good info about different flute brands.
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859

You didn't indicate if you are looking for a flute that is ready to play or whether you are looking for a fixer-upper to practice your flute repair skills. Either way, for both purposes, it's hard to go wrong with any Yamaha flute. I would stay away from any off brand flute because they can be inconsistent - some are awful, but others are not bad.

Are you apprenticing at the music store or did you go to one of the repair schools for instrument repair training?
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

SylvreKat
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Re: Woodwind tech new to the flute

Postby SylvreKat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:46 am

I agree with pied that Yamis are going to be a safe bet, student to pro. Solid construction and good playing.

Avoid Chinese brands as lots you can't work on.

>'Kat
Flutes:
1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel
1982 Armstrong 80
2006 Yamaha 584

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

Bass:
2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199

Plus many many flute-cousins....


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