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by pied_piper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Upgrading a new flute.. Brannen, Haynes or Muramatsu?
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Upgrading a new flute.. Brannen, Haynes or Muramatsu?

All the flutes you mentioned are fine flutes worthy of your consideration. I have a friend who swears by Brannen and others who like Haynes. For me, I chose a Muramatsu AD (the predecessor of the DS) more than 20 years ago and have continued to play it since then, although I did switch to a David Wi...
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beginner flute
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Beginner flute

For a 7 year old, the main consideration will be the size of the flute. With stringed instruments, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 size instruments are available so that the instrument is appropriately sized for younger hands and arms. That is not so much the case with flutes. Your thought of visiting a flute spe...
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Solid silver or sterling silver?
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Solid silver or sterling silver?

The difference is in the percentage of silver versus other metals in the alloy. 925 sterling silver is 92.5% sliver. The alloys with higher percentages of silver simply exceed the 92.5% silver benchmark to be designated "Sterling". The only notable difference is that higher silver percentages tend t...
by pied_piper
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Getting Back Into Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Getting Back Into Flute

Welcome to the Fluteland Board! Don't get discouraged. After a timeout from playing, it takes a while to get back to a high level of playing. While I never totally stopped playing, (I'm a doubler - flute, sax and clarinet) I did not do much playing for about 10-15 years. It took me a while but I did...
by pied_piper
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Flute Recomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Flute Recomendations

Welcome to Fluteland! For starters, take a look at the Fluteland Frequently Asked Questions page: Fluteland FAQ That has a lot of good information about selecting flutes and various brands that are well respected, good brands. After you peruse the FAQ, feel free to come back and ask some more specif...
by pied_piper
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Harmonics?
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Harmonics?

Basically, yes. You didn't specify what note you are fingering while you produce E4 and E5, but I'll assume you are fingering the bottom octave E and overblowing the octave to get the middle octave E5. This is referred to as the overtone series or the harmonic series. Do a Google search on those ter...
by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please help - Repair or Purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Please help - Repair or Purchase

Don't waste your money buying a new flute that costs much less than $500. Better student flutes will cost close to $1000. If you buy a $100 new flute, you are essentially buying a disposable flute that might last you a year or less. Bundy Flutes were work horses of their day, but now there are much ...
by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Used Armstrong 104
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Used Armstrong 104

First things first: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use Vaseline or any other kind of lubricant on flute joints. They are designed to fit together dry with no lubricant. Lubricants will actually make things worse because they will attract dust and dirt which gums up the works. A tight footjoint might just need ...
by pied_piper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Lead warnings with flutes?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Lead warnings with flutes?

Any metal wind instruments (flutes, saxes, trumpets, trombones, horns, tubas, etc) that were made more than 30 or so years ago was assembled by soldering part together. The metal tubing and keys do not have lead in them but at that time the solder was composed of tin and lead. So any older instrumen...
by pied_piper
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trying to date my flute
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Trying to date my flute

That would likely be a Model 90. A quick check of eBay shows them selling in in the $100-$200 range. That was a decent flute in its day, but they just aren't in high demand so the selling prices are not very high.
by pied_piper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: F key not working properly...is there an easy solution?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: F key not working properly...is there an easy solution?

Since you have already tried the adjustment screw, it's probably time to visit your local flute tech for professional fix.
by pied_piper
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute price USA europe
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: flute price USA europe

I would guess it's probably all the new tariffs that have added to products being imported into the USA.
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: What flute?

Well, I started as a sax player too and I now have a variety of flutes and its cousins. I listened to the YouTube link and I'm fairly certain that is actually a soprano recorder. Recorders are what is known as a fipple flute. Here's an example of medieval music on a recorder. https://www.youtube.com...
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Alto Flute and Bass Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Alto Flute and Bass Flute

Take a look at this link. I think it may help.

Getting Started Playing Alto, Bass, and Contrabass Flutes
https://www.phyllislouke.com/resources/ ... ss-flutes/