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by wally
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pearl, the Tone with a Bone....
Replies: 5
Views: 3324

Joe, thanks. Were all of these PF-501s made in Taiwan, or only after a certain year/SN? This one has a serial of 66xxx something.... Does Pearl have a serial chart I can check on the net? This thing was not exactly treated that well by its former owner(s). Seems to have been a bar flute, still got t...
by wally
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pearl, the Tone with a Bone....
Replies: 5
Views: 3324

Pearl, the Tone with a Bone....

Last week, got briefly more stoopider than I usually am, and bought a Pearl 501 from a pawn shop, knowing it needs lots of work. I now think maybe the HJ cut was made just for me.... Will I get over it? This cut seems to produce a couple more mid-range or core partials than I am accustomed to, reall...
by wally
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 104436

A good hardware-store epoxy that sets overnight should work fine, provided you can remove these parts from one another and clean off the old adhesive.
by wally
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Galway Spirit
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Looks like they're not due out on the market until February 2010. Perhaps no one has one to play yet....
by wally
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ABS Resin Cancer Risk
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

From what I've read in the past 5 minutes online, apparently some of the chemicals (in liquid or vaporous forms) used to make this plastic are considered mutagenic whereas the hardened ABS itself is basically stable/inert unless you expose it to melting temperatures. Or, maybe the Bundy uses somethi...
by wally
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 49696

I've been curious about this brand ever since pairing an aftermarket Powell Signature headjoint to my student Yamaha. I was told that Mr. Zhao was the flutesmith that did the cut on that headjoint, though I can't know for certain of course. DiZhao flutes include a plateau model with C-foot, exactly ...
by wally
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Cleaning case outer fabric
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

Cleaning case outer fabric

I have a Jupiter flute case, French-style, that is a nice and clean red velvet on the inside but the outer, synthetic black leather surface feels sticky and needs cleaning. I tested the usual degreasers (Zippo lighter fluid as well as isopropyl alcohol) in a couple of spots but the cloth quickly pic...
by wally
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: is it me or my flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Both?

Hi GWLHF, What make/model flute do you have? When was the last time you had it tuned up? I wouldn't get too carried away with the cleaning routine as there is an early point where the law of diminishing returns applies. It doesn't take much to keep things clean; you mainly want to be cleaning out th...
by wally
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My first post and it's a youtube clip!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

+1 for suggestion of Laws on alto flute. Guy on screen is a prop.
by wally
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Cirqular Breathing...
Replies: 13
Views: 12292

Here's a youtube video of Mr. Guenther Schmitz demo-ing circular fluting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ddSSx7HsH0
by wally
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Yamaha 400 series
Replies: 11
Views: 12506

Head spinning .... Somewhat off-topic but maybe worth noting if you are in the market for a used 500-series Yamaha.... The 581 I owned was one of the early ones, made back in the mid-1980s. I purchased it new from Yamaha's Ginza store in Tokyo. All-sterling tubing, plated keys. This was probably sev...
by wally
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Yamaha 400 series
Replies: 11
Views: 12506

I stand corrected. How odd and confusing ..... That pretty much skews their model number designations, at least in terms of precious metals.
by wally
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Yamaha 400 series
Replies: 11
Views: 12506

Lula there are so many good flutes out there, you really need to get out to a shop and play a few. No one can really say what you will like, except you. fluttiegirl, it's news to me that Yamaha would produce a 500-series flute that is just "plated". I once owned a 581 and all sections were sterling ...
by wally
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What's Up with the Guo Grenaditte Flute These Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 8151

Thanks for your input folks. It seems that either the people playing/owning these Guos don't spend much time on woodwind forums or that this is still exotica. I am still interested in hearing about how robust the mechanism is, whether it holds regulation well like most good flutes (till the pads go,...
by wally
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoint cutting services & training
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

Joe Butkevicius of Pearl Flutes sometimes conducts clinics on headjoint recutting for repair technicians. He posts here sometimes, so maybe he can suggest someone to you. Hi PP, thanks for that. Yeah, good ole JB, I've learned something from every post of his that I've read. I suppose I should've b...