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by JButky
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Atsui?
Replies: 1
Views: 1815

Re: Atsui?

Atsui is just the name given to represent that precious metal cladding can be added to any Altus flute. We offer both Gold and Platinum cladding. Atsui is NOT a model. Atsui is a finish and it is an option.
by JButky
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?
Replies: 3
Views: 7922

Re: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?

In short, here's what I'm looking for: DARK-TONED FLUTE BRANDS AND MODELS. 1200-1800$. The works: Bb foot, open-holed, etc. In short, there is no such thing. Bright and dark are subjective and can mean the opposite to different people. Secondly, Two people play the same flute, and the same listener...
by JButky
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: "Takumi Yashima Flute co. Ltd Japan"
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

Re: "Takumi Yashima Flute co. Ltd Japan"

Here's some info..

The Takumi flute company was founded in 1976 by the famous Japanese flute-makers Shuichi Tanaka, later founder of Altus and Shigeru Watanabe, later founder of Mateki.

Should be a pretty good flute if it's in decent shape. But it is old..
by JButky
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

My question to Joe B: Have you tried the Lefreque sound bridge on a flute? I have tried every contraption under the sun...personally. I have experimented with my own created gadgets...personally. And I can explain what the cause of just about any and all changes and even why it seems to affect some...
by JButky
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Re: Bought new Pearl flute... couple of questions and a hello!

Phineas wrote:
Dude, I am pushing the big 50 this year. I resemble the old remark...HUH!! :lol:
Phineas, You are making me feel old...
by JButky
Mon May 02, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 7
Views: 13788

Re: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA

He's a Muramatsu dealer. Probably OK, I don't have any first hand knowledge of his flute repair chops. Mostly a Clarinet/Sax kind of specialty was my impression though. Might be worth a try though. Muramatsu is pretty proprietary about parts availability. If you need factory supplied stuff, you'll h...
by JButky
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 7
Views: 13788

Re: Muramatsu repairs in Philadelphia, PA

In Philly, try Bev and Lindsey at Windworks..

http://www.windworksstudio.com/suppliers.aspx
by JButky
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Chineese bamboo flute D key
Replies: 3
Views: 5088

Re: Chineese bamboo flute D key

by JButky
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Az3
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Re: Az3

If it's used, you'd better take it to a tech and have it inspected and repaired if necessary first.
by JButky
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

"Yes, it's going to make the vibrations transfer more efficiently from the head joint to the flute body," And as we have stated, this is not desirable as it is a source of interference. You do not want to transfer mechanical vibrations, you want to damp them as they rob the air column vibration of ...
by JButky
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt
Replies: 3
Views: 3633

Re: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt

A typical reseller formula is it's worth half of what you can buy a new one for if it's in perfect condition. (Not MSRP but actual advertised selling price) From there deduct for condition, repairs, etc. If you are using a reseller expect to pay them commission off the sale too, another 20-30%
by JButky
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint
Replies: 3
Views: 4299

Re: Loose head joint

The techy said he just thought the guy was a complainer, until he read a well written article on a closed forum for flute techies, which explained how it can be hazardous to expand the tenon, since it might alter the parabolic curves which are the most important feature of the design of the h.j. So...
by JButky
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Survey: True or False
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

Re: Survey: True or False

If you work on your doubling and make adjustments to your sax mouthpiece reed setup, your flute playing should be fine.

Was a doubler for years while playing in symphonies, etc.. Just need to do it right if flute is your primary objective
by JButky
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

that because the joints are metal instead of cork they transfer vibrations/sound much better than a saxophone. Sorry, wind instruments air columns do not work that way. Any transfer of external vibration is detrimental to the response curve of a wind instrument. Sound production is simply about the...
by JButky
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

I'm hoping for a REALLY big sound, So I'm going with this:
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