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Post by concertino » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:50 pm

that's a beautiful picture, cyberflute! Nice website too. It has a lot more on it than a lot of others I've visited.

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Post by cyberflute » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:04 pm

Thanks, glad you liked it!

pied_piper I love computer work, too, but never was able to get the education to get a good job in the field.
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Post by pied_piper » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:50 pm

cyberflute - I too liked your web site very much - It has a very clean, professional appearance and some nice content to boot!
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Post by sooty4680 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:19 am

Hi, like cyberflute im new to the board... Ive been playing for quite a while, but i did have a big gap in the middle. Surprising built up quite a collection though :oops:
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(if anyone has any info on the heimer i'd be very grateful! Other than it's chinese. It's very easy to keep in tune, but is no longer playable, needs some serious work doing.

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My Buffet 228 my wonderful student flute, i love this thing it's so robust and put up with all my rough handling when i was 11. It's about 15 yrs old now.

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My Buffet 227. Solid silver headjoint, plated body. My first with openholes and B-foot. Im much more a closed hole person but i do love this flute.
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I love this flute.. My pearl 665E. I love it's mechanism, its tone, everything!

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Post by MonikaFL » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:36 pm

Cyberflute, I loved the duet section on your website - what a fun idea!! :D Great site.
Visit [url=http://www.monikadurbin.com/formiapress]Formia Press[/url] to check out my compositions and arrangements for flute and more.

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Post by pied_piper » Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:32 pm

Here's some of my collection...

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Yamaha YPC-62 Piccolo
Muramatsu AD Flute
Armstrong Model 80 Flute
Unknown antique Meyer system Grenadilla Flute (I'm restoring it as time permits)
Chinese Dizi Flute
Homemade PVC Pipe Flute (I even undercut the embouchure hole and it plays great!)

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Generation G Tin Whistle
Generation F Tin Whistle
Generation Eb Tin Whistle
Waltons D Tin Whistle
Waltons C Tin Whistle
Generation Bb Tin Whistle
Clark's 'Meg' D Tin Whistle (Conical bore and plays really sweet)
Shaw D Tin Whistle (COnical bore - Tweaked by Jerry Freeman - also a sweet player)
Homemade D Tin Whistle (I borrow the fipple from my other D whistle)
Chieftain Low D Whistle

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Yamaha Sopranino Recorder
Yamaha Soprano Recorder
Yamaha Alto Recorder
Dolmetsch Tenor Recorder

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Bundy Bb Clarinet (w/Claude Humber custom mpc - 'Benny Gooodman')
Selmer Model 26 Bb Tenor Saxophone (Gold Plated w/Claude Humber mpc)
Bruno (Conn stencil) Bb Soprano Saxophone (w/Claude Humber 9 mpc)
Selmer Mark VI Eb Alto Saxophone W/Low A/Hi F# (w/Claude Humber custom mpc - 'Art Pepper')
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Post by fluteguy18 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:41 pm

:shock: Play much? :wink:

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Post by pied_piper » Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:47 pm

Not as much as I'd like... :cry:
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Post by cflutist » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:05 am

Really cool collection.

I especially like the Unknown antique Meyer system Grenadilla Flute.

I'd assume that the six-holed instruments are fingered the same (e.g. penny whistle, fife, folk flute) with lots of cross-fingerings.
But how is the Meyer system flute fingered?

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Post by pied_piper » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:08 am

I'd assume that the six-holed instruments are fingered the same (e.g. penny whistle, fife, folk flute) with lots of cross-fingerings.
But how is the Meyer system flute fingered?
(cflutist: I like your instruments too!)
The Meyer system has little in common with the Boehm system except for the most basic fingerings (D, E, G, A, B - RH 1st finger is F# like a tin whistle). The basic fingerings are nearly identical to the six-hole un-keyed instruments. I guess I'd describe it as somewhat similar to an Irish Flute with keys, but it is not identical. I have not seen a fingering chart for this system, but I've figured out most notes by looking at which hole opens when a key is pressed and also by trial and error. It's not very comfortable to play because of the distance between some of the open holes - it requires a big stretch to cover the sixth hole (D) and when I get that covered, it's hard to play low C/C# with the right pinky and not lift the another RH finger from a hole. Meyer certainly did not take ergonomics into consideration!

It's definitely an interesting flute, but there are no markings whatsoever to indicate the manufacturer, no serial number either. I found some background about the Meyer system here: http://www.flutehistory.com/Instrument/ ... index.php3

It's assembled in four sections: Headjoint, barrel (like a clarinet), upper body, and lower body. The original pads are covered in white leather rather than skin. BTW - it has a conical bore. It also has a low-B, but it's activated with the left pinky - sort of like low-B on the Sax.
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Post by Lycante » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:03 pm

Well hi!

Reached this place via google, decided to post my flute, as I'm currently trying to figure how old it is.

P.S. - not done restoring it yet.

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by arabians207 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:03 pm

Heres my flute! I got it last Septemberish, so I've only had it about 4-5 months. I absolutely LOVE it.. my sound is SO much better than my other flute- my moms King flute that she got in highschool.. it was better than a lot of student flutes, but my new one completely blows it away :P

Its a Pearl Dolce CODA. The headjoint shown in the Forza with a 10k lip, but I use a Yamaha EC hj which is not pictured.
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I also have a Yamaha YPC-32 which I got new in Jan. 07 so I've had it a little over a year.
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Post by etgohomeok » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:14 pm

My flute isn't anything remarkable; it's a Yahama 481. Good sound and tuning, It works great for me. My piccolo is a good find. It's a Yamaha YPC 82 with a wooden body and silver (not necessarily actual silver, but maybe, I don't know lol) head. I got it for about half it's price because it was a demo for Yahama :-P

Here's a video of a solo I recently recorded:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VABFAub2qaQ

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Post by Flute_star3 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:37 pm

etgohomeok: I really enjoyed listening to you play! Great tone! I would work on phrasing and where you breath, I couldn't follow the melody very well, of course that could have been me, but just a thought. Keep up the good work!
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Post by AnnaJ » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:24 pm

Thanks etgohomeok. It was much nicer to watch someone play their flute than to look at a load of pictures of flutes!!
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