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by jrbrook76
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Powell Aurumite vs Aurumite II
Replies: 3
Views: 4179

Re: Powell Aurumite vs Aurumite II

I have a beautiful Aurumite 2 headjoint with silver lip, gold rider, and I had gold Adler wings soldered on. It’s a really amazing headjoint. It plays like a silver headjoint but it has a really sweet focus to it. I definitely find it sweeter and darker than regular aurumite. I may have Powell updat...
by jrbrook76
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: miyazawa 602 or Resona 300 for growing student
Replies: 10
Views: 7088

Re: miyazawa 602 or Resona 300 for growing student

The buzzy sound on the resona is most likely the crown. I actually have their heavy silver crown which is less buzzy and is warm but still shimmery. They would probably substitute a heavy crown at no cost they cost the same when they sell them outright.
by jrbrook76
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: wing lip head joint?
Replies: 10
Views: 11461

Re: wing lip head joint?

You should try out as many styles as you can, and judge them by how YOU sound on them, not what your teacher speculates. Not everybody has the same lips, teeth, jaw, tongue...different styles can work great for different people. I've never heard something as silly in my life as not getting the style...
by jrbrook76
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance of Professional Flutes eg Altus 1307 up
Replies: 23
Views: 10663

Re: Maintenance of Professional Flutes eg Altus 1307 up

I love the comment about the "fuzzy sticks" . I take them from my students and toss them directly into the trash. I've also cautioned every seller I've seen them at to just stop selling them. "Pad Saver" = "Pad Ruiner" . You might as well stick a dirty dusting cloth into your flute/sax/clarinet. I'm...
by jrbrook76
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Are Silver Heads Always Stamped as Such?
Replies: 8
Views: 7829

Consult Jeff Weissman jbwflutes.com

Wally - Be VERY careful before trying to have the Powell headjoint resized to fit your Yamaha. Headjoints that are a bit small can easily be expanded, but not many reputable repairmen would try and shrink a headjoint...especially if it's a Powell. Doing so can crush the tube, which would render it ...
by jrbrook76
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Three kinds of powell headjoint, which one do you prefer??
Replies: 8
Views: 9406

Aurumite actually has little gold from what I understand. It is a way of bonding gold to silver. This is according to what I remember of a conversation that I had with a Powell rep a few years back. It isn't the amount of gold, as much as the way what gold there is affects the response of the instr...
by jrbrook76
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Three kinds of powell headjoint, which one do you prefer??
Replies: 8
Views: 9406

I am currently testing a Powell Double Aurumite (14k inside and 14k Outside with Silver in between) with a silver lip and a 14k Riser. It's a wonderful combination, and plays well on my 9k Aurumite Powell Conservatory flute. This head has a very rich sound, I love it. I'm probably going to buy it. I...