Review of new Grenaditte Flute

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Kat,

You are hysterical. I'm Rolling on the floor.

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:lol: I try :wink:

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I was just having a convo with a lady about how demons. SHe was making comments about how demons look...lol The fact is looks are our biggest enemy. She does not realize that things that expose themselves are far less dangerous than things that mask themselves as something that looks good. This is definitely true with instruments. Purple flutes match your shoes, but it may not sound or play as good as an old tarnished Haynes.

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You are a riot. You are too nice looking to put a bag over your head! That would be a waste. If this is your picture, you could play could play on a hollow ugly stick, and I do not think anyone would notice...lol Save the bag on the face for the homely ones!

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Phineas wrote:Purple flutes match your shoes, but it may not sound or play as good as an old tarnished Haynes.
LOL! For some reason that line really had me giggling. :lol:
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I personally like the looks of the flute. I have been looking(just looking) at these flutes for a while but could never find a recording of one. So I am waiting.

*personally, I thought that comment was very rude. IMO.* (the bag over the head thing)

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I had a student who before coming to me bought a very pretty flute with gold and engraving, etc, etc. I have to admitt, it was quite beautiful, but she never really sounded fantastic on it. Unfortunately, after about three months it became a nightmare to deal with and needed constant adjusting. Being a name brand flute (which I won't get into) I was quite shocked. Anyway, she finally got frustrated and I talked her into buying a used handmade flute that was in great shape, but was just not as pretty. Now, she does not care and she sounds AMAZING! I honestly believe that the other flute was a hindrance to her new mature sound. I could care less what a flute looks like as long as it sounds good. I sold my beautiful gold flute because the flute I found (a vintage Haynes) blew it away! I have never looked back.

Like all things flute, to each his own!

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fluttiegurl wrote: I could care less what a flute looks like as long as it sounds good.
Well said, Fluttiegirl! It's great if you can end up with a flute that you think is gorgeous, but far more important that you have a flute that lets you SOUND gorgeous. I'm a big fan of the sound of old French flutes (Louis Lots, Bonnevilles, Godfroys, etc.), but many of them are less than attractive.

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flipib05 wrote:I personally like the looks of the flute. I have been looking(just looking) at these flutes for a while but could never find a recording of one. So I am waiting.

*personally, I thought that comment was very rude. IMO.* (the bag over the head thing)
It was a joke to be taken lightly....everyone else found it funny. I was only talking about the looks of it...nothing more. I just find it rather strange looking...just my opinion. :wink:

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Im sorry. Sometimes i get very offended by stupid stuff. :D

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I don't take jokes lightly either. So I am sorry. I realize that now it was a joke :D

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Phineas wrote: Musical_Kat
You are a riot. You are too nice looking to put a bag over your head! That would be a waste. If this is your picture, you could play could play on a hollow ugly stick, and I do not think anyone would notice...lol Save the bag on the face for the homely ones!

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Hahahahah....yes it's me. LOL...I changed it to a more appropriately goofy picture so that people will know i'm just kidding around :wink:

Although it would be an interesting experiment....cut out eye holes and lip holes and viola....can you imagine the reaction of an audience with someone playing a romatic french piece with a bag over their head? Priceless! :lol:

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lol! That picture really seems to fit your personality! :D

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Post by DivaricationOfMind »

Sorry to revive this almost year-old thread, but I got a chance to try a Grenaditte Flute at the florida flute fair and thought I'd share my experience with them.

I actually like them a lot, it was a big awkward at first because it was so light-weight. It felt really flimsy and breakable in my hands. But, then I played with it a bit, and got a very nice tone very similar to wooden flutes. I also liked the mechanism, it was a great flute, and for the price definitely worth considering as a substitute for a wooden flute.

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Re: Review of new Grenaditte Flute

Post by J L »

I'm on day 3 with my grenaditte and couldn't agree more with Limuhead's post. It's light, nimble, responsive and the sound just blew me away. There's a ton of music that doesn't benefit from the 'shimmer' of the silver flute so it's good to have options! I had put my flute down for several years and am relearning now; this flute is making that process less frustrating. Besides all that it looks pretty cool. Absolutely love it!!! :D

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Re: Review of new Grenaditte Flute

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For sound files go to youtube and search Gerardo Hernandez. Here's on quick link. As soon as I can afford one I'm taking the plunge.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhPGZ942OM

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