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Flute History and Instrument Purchase

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woof
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Amadeus

Post by woof » Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:53 pm

Has anyone tried the new Amadeus flutes by Hayne. Any opinions??

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Post by Phineas » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:52 pm

The head joint is a Haynes headjoint, but the overall way it plays is not. It fit is the the Pearls, Jupiters, and similar in that price range.

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Post by fluttiegurl » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:27 pm

I had one of these flutes in my posession for about two weeks as a favor to a local music company who was considering them. In my opinion, they are not worth the money. I am not that all impressed with the headjoint either. There have been some significant changes on the heads that are marketing for Amadeus. I am much more impressed with the older headjoints that Haynes produced. The flute was quite stuffy sounding and not as responsive as I would like for it to be. The tone was OK, minus the stuffieness (may ne OK for some players), and the intonation was fine. Overall, I think you would be better off to buy a used Haynes headjoint (not from an Amadeus), which sell for fairly cheap online, and put it on your existing flute. :(

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Re: Amadeus

Post by woof » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:10 pm

Thanks for the replies. I thought it sounded interesting to be able to get a Haynes headjoint and tone scale for that price. Maybe not??? As for a used Haynes headjoint on my flute I have a Giemenhardt 2sp so it may not be the best flute to put such a headjoint on. Altho I will say I have had no problems with my current flute. It is reasonably in tune except for a few notes in the C3 register-- then again maybe that just my fault?? Ahh the big question when to-- or if to-- upgrade to a better flute. I wish it was the flute and not the player that made the most difference LOL.

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Post by fluttiegurl » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:00 pm

You are right, it is the player that makes the difference. However, a different flute can sometimes help. For instance, if your flute has sliggish key action, you will be able to play with much more fluid motion on a better one (just an example).

It is so important that you upgrade when you are ready both in your playing and financially. Only you can honestly decide this. It is also important that you buy a flute based on your own experiences when playing MANY, not based on opinions of others, though this is sometimes a good way to get started. My best advice is to set a price limit and go from there. You can get some nice step-up flutes for around $1000. You should also consider your future as a flutist. Do you plan to play in an orchestra someday? Is it just a hobby? These factors can often determine if such an investment is worthwhile.

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