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by pied_piper
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute head joint dent repair cost
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Flute head joint dent repair cost

As long as the lip plate itself is not damaged, it should be a relatively easy repair. Often, large round dents are easier to remove than small dents that place a crease in the metal. Prices will vary depending upon the severity and each repair shop has their own pricing but I would guess in the ran...
by pied_piper
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Flute's G key not working

OK, so with Split-E, when you play G, the G lever is supposed to close the double G/G# keys. Because you can play lower notes but not G, the lever indicated by "G" (with a screw) in the photo is probably not closing both the G/G# keys. When you play notes with the E key, it properly closes the G key...
by pied_piper
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Flute's G key not working

Does your flute have a split E?
by pied_piper
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Flute's G key not working

Well, "playing with the screws" is highly ill advised if you are not trained in instrument repair. It's sort of like opening the hood of an automobile and playing with every nut, bolt, or adjustment that you see. It's likely that whatever was wrong, if you moved any adjustment screws, you've likely ...
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?

Flute rods are not universal and every brand uses different hinge rod sizes, different thread sizes, and different lengths. According to a reference I have, Gemeinhardt uses 1-72 thread on the hinge rods. Each rod on the Gemeinhardt is also a different length. Replacements should be available or a r...
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slow response
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Slow response

I'd suggest that you find an experienced flutist who could try your flute to find out if there is a problem with your flute. Then you will have a better idea if it is you or your flute.
by pied_piper
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slow response
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Slow response

Well, that's not quite enough information to help you troubleshoot the slow response. Does this happen on all notes or just certain ones? Does it happen all the time or just some of the time? Any other details would help us help you.
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips

I used to use 3M strips but I switched to Intercept Anti-Tarnish strips. In my opinion, the Intercept strips are far superior to the 3M ones. The 3M strips have to be replaced about every 3-6 months but Intercept lasts longer and does a better job of preventing silver tarnish. These are made from a ...
by pied_piper
Thu May 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hearing damage...Ear plugs...
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Hearing damage...Ear plugs...

You should look into Musicians Earplugs from Etymotic. These are not the cheap earplugs from the local home center. These are top-of-the-line earplugs used and recommended by professional musicians. They are available in several different models depending upon depending upon your instrument and the ...
by pied_piper
Tue May 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

I don't think anyone can truly forecast when that will happen. There are reports of vaccines in progress but when they will be ready for mass distribution is anyone's guess. I'll return to playing when it's SAFE to do so, whenever that happens.
by pied_piper
Sat May 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471

Yes, it has been replaced by (I think) the 472. All the Yamaha 400 series are basically the same except for very minor design differences, options (i.e. open vs closed holes, E-facilitator, offset G, etc.).
by pied_piper
Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471

Well, I think you got good advice. New the YFL471 sold for a bit over $2000, so $999 is a reasonable price used and in good condition. The YFL471 is solid silver while the YFL262 is plated. Plated flutes sometimes become pitted if the plating deteriorates while solid silver can always be cleaned and...
by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is this correct? New flautist
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Is this correct? New flautist

In the photo below, the circled "key" is a touchpiece. It has no pad because it closes the key/pad pointed to by the arrow in the photo. All is well. :lol:

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by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Elkhart Piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Armstrong Elkhart Piccolo

It's a student instrument.
by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Studying time?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Studying time?

At your level, two hours a day is probably good. The main thing is to gauge it by your fatigue level. Stop when your lips or fingers get tired. Actually, it's often better to work for maybe an hour, take a break for 15-30 minutes and then do another hour. You can repeat that pattern until you feel y...