Flute headjoint inquiry

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arphavida
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Flute headjoint inquiry

Post by arphavida » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:13 am

i have a 684 yamaha flute with an EC headjoint. a good flutist told me that my tone would improve if i buy a Yamaha AC headjoint... please help me out in my search for a better yet affordable headjoint.

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Re: Flute headjoint inquiry

Post by Phineas » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:50 am

arphavida wrote:i have a 684 yamaha flute with an EC headjoint. a good flutist told me that my tone would improve if i buy a Yamaha AC headjoint... please help me out in my search for a better yet affordable headjoint.
This is the most rediculous thing I ever heard. A different headjoint may give you more control at best. This could be a good or a bad thing. If you have a good tone, you will have a good tone on any flute. If your tone needs improving, only practice will fix that.

Headjoints are made for the player, not the listener. If I were you, I would venture out and try every headjoint you can afford. Then, choose the one YOU like. One that will enhance YOUR plaing skils/ability.

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Post by fluttiegurl » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:47 am

Everyone plays very differently. A "good flutist" may have had that experience, but that does not mean you will have the same results. You are the only one who can make that decision.

I agree with Phineas. Practice would be a better investment than a headjoint if your tone is suffering.

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Flute headjoint inquiry

Post by vernuskloyz » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:43 am

Very brief Googling suggests between 500 to 600 for solid silver, 350 with solid silver head joint and plated body, 150 for plated.

I saw brief mention that they were made in Nogales. The flute version of the Mexiconn?

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