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by JButky
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

Acoustically speaking. This is firmly in the snake oil camp... to the egress... Their claim is that it serves as a bridge between the head an the body of the flute. I can see how this might be a factor with a sax, where cork acts like a damper, but the metal of the head joint is already flush conta...
by JButky
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 20640

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

Acoustically speaking. This is firmly in the snake oil camp... to the egress...
by JButky
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 18542

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

No you are correct, That should be increase. You need to pull the cork out. It seems the last corrections I made to that article didn't get to the webmaster before uploading. Thanks,

I'll have that corrected next week

You're understanding seems to be correct..
by JButky
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intonation with my upgraded flute
Replies: 14
Views: 18542

Re: Intonation with my upgraded flute

pied_piper wrote:search the forum for a posting by Joe Butkevicious about setting the cork position
Butkevicius.. I tell people I'm not vicious 8)
by JButky
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pearl flute hex key
Replies: 1
Views: 3456

Re: Pearl flute hex key

You'll need a 0.9mm (.035") allen for all Pearls Pearl sells the Bondhaus 0.89mm but the 0.9mm works fine. Just depends on whether you want a long or short arm. http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Hand-Tools/Screwdrivers-Hex-Keys/Hex-Torx-Keys/Hex-Keys-Accessories/Hex-Keys?navid=12103428+4288186602+4...
by JButky
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Felts for Pearl flute
Replies: 15
Views: 8597

Re: Felts for Pearl flute

There are differences in feel to the player between cork and felt. Cork tends to admit a bit more key bounce than felt. That bothers some players. It is typical to utilize the same felt thickness for key tails and bend the key tail to remove lost motion. There is of course a right and a wrong way to...
by JButky
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Old Bundy flute with serial which year?
Replies: 1
Views: 3016

Re: Old Bundy flute with serial which year?

Early 1920's Bundy serials are listed as 61255 (1920)- 175275 (1925) from what I can tell from the lists I have.
by JButky
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Need help on buying a new flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Re: Need help on buying a new flute

If you are going to be a performance major in college, your teacher may have other ideas on how much of a flute is necessary. Some will accept any of those models. Some will say you need at least the Altus or the Muramatsu, others will say that you need a higher model than any of those you mentioned...
by JButky
Wed May 27, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help with beginner's practice.
Replies: 4
Views: 19833

Re: Help with beginner's practice.

It's far simpler to think of each note as Do, Re Mi, Fa Sol, La, Ti. By using the LH fingering of closing 2 or 2/3, you can get the flat seventh. (C natural) This basically allows you to play easily in two major diatonic keys and their relative minors (E or A minor, D dorian mode also) Transpose you...
by JButky
Wed May 13, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: armstrong serial/date
Replies: 1
Views: 1623

Re: armstrong serial/date

Most likely somewhere between 1965 and 1970. 102 is probably the model, the serial # begins with the M. The letter prefix covered certain years. This one would be in that range.
by JButky
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt
Replies: 4
Views: 4914

Re: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt

The player is what makes the flute sound good, not what the flute is made of! Anyone who tells you any different is full of it.
Amen! Preach it Brother Phineas!
by JButky
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Woodwind Bench: alcoholLamp vs Torches (Butane or Acetylene) vs Vortex Air Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 11210

Re: Woodwind Bench: alcoholLamp vs Torches (Butane or Acetylene) vs Vortex Air Gun

I use the Votaw pad cup heater on piccolos and clarinets. Have the Smith little torch oxy/acetylene for hard soldering. Acetylene and air for regular soldering. Don't care for the air torch...
by JButky
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint cork in hot water....
Replies: 2
Views: 6147

Re: Loose head joint cork in hot water....

No it will not stay. You should get it replaced. For future reference, the "water trick" is probably the least lasting temporary repair. You be better to wrap some tape around the cork. I've done some ghetto repairs on site and informed the owner to bring it to my shop to have it properly replaced. ...
by JButky
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Age of Gemeinhardt Piccolo
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: Age of Gemeinhardt Piccolo

4P made in 1987

Mode First Last Year
4P 84085 86599 1987