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Re: Silver content

Post by pied_piper » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:39 pm

Silver flutes have the same amount of energy as plated flutes. Both have 0 energy. The only energy in a flute is what the player puts into it.

All of the flutes you listed should be solid silver or even sterling silver.
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Re: Silver content

Post by pied_piper » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm

The parts of an "all-silver" flute that are not made from silver include:
- Pivot screws
- Hinge rods
- Hinge pins (except flutes with a pinless mechanism)
- Adjusting screws (when used)
- Pads
- Pad retainers or grommets vary - some are silver, some not.
- Headjoint stopper and cork
- Felt and cork bumpers/silencers

Because this is a flute forum, I'll leave the physics discussion of energy vs. matter (E=mc squared) to some other forum.
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Re: Silver content

Post by Longwll » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 am

Thanks.

I was just wondering, if an ALL silver flute weights 440 grams total, how much of that is silver, and how much of that is steel, felt, cork, etc. ?

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