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by stormageddon
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardts
Replies: 0
Views: 2712


When did Gemeinhardt's quality fall? I know they used to have a reputation for really solid good instruments, but now there are a lot of complaints about weak mechanisms and fuzzy sound. Does anyone know what changed to cause this decline in quality?
by stormageddon
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos under $500?
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: Piccolos under $500?

Check out Kessler & Sons' composite picc. I got one, and first impressions are very good. It plays easily, good dynamics, excellent projection, crisp articulation. It's currently retailing for $549 on their website. My only concern at that price point is durability, but I haven't been able to find a...
by stormageddon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 7850

Yamaha Picc

Does Yamaha make an all composite picc? I've seen several online written descriptions that say composite head and body, but the pictures always show a metal head. Not sure if it's just a typo or a photo discrepancy.
by stormageddon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Picc Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Picc Advice

Ok y'all, I'm looking to buy a piccolo. I need it for marching and concert band here in high school, and hopefully last for college too. I was looking at the Pearl PFP-105E as my "goal" picc, but it's pricey for a broke high schooler like myself. But again, I'd rather spend more and make a solid inv...
by stormageddon
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Atsui?
Replies: 1
Views: 1691


Has anyone tried one of Altus's Atsui models? From what I've read it just sounds like they plated a flute with a more expensive metal to up price/desirability/etc. Is it really all it's hyped up to be?
by stormageddon
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 4450

Step up flute??

Hi all! I just joined and am looking for advice on purchasing my first step-up flute. I'm currently playing in my high school's band, and am wanting to join the local youth symphony next year. I'm currently playing a Jupiter 507 student flute. It's a good flute, but my teacher thought I overpowered ...