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by wally
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoint cutting services & training
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Headjoint cutting services & training

Anyone in the states that custom modifies old flute headjoint embouchures and/or provides training in that?

Are the lipplate risers on the average flute thick enough to permit serious undercutting?

I'm interested in learning to do this and would like to practice on some old cadavers from the 'bay.
by wally
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What's Up with the Guo Grenaditte Flute These Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 8145

What's Up with the Guo Grenaditte Flute These Days?

A bit slow I am, but I've come across this model and have read most if not all the older threads on it (none seem to be very recent). I've seen some anecdotal comments on vendor websites or ads suggesting this flute has been updated in some way since it first hit the market. Any of you playing this ...
by wally
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Are Silver Heads Always Stamped as Such?
Replies: 8
Views: 8035

Hi again all, many thanks for the comments. Interestingly, I had done the tenon-flick test and the Powell HJ responds with a dull thwunk whereas the nickel-silver HJ in my student Yamaha does indeedy ring like a bell. I noticed much the same effect when running a wooden cleaning rod through both (to...
by wally
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Are Silver Heads Always Stamped as Such?
Replies: 8
Views: 8035

Hi there fluteguy18, thanks for your take. Although I suppose the joint -could be- a knockoff of some kind, if it is, someone certainly put a lot of craftsmanship and effort into it. (Embouchure hole is heavily undercut.) I'm leaning toward it being a genuine Powell. As it's new, it hasn't been fit ...
by wally
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Are Silver Heads Always Stamped as Such?
Replies: 8
Views: 8035

Are Silver Heads Always Stamped as Such?

Hi folks, hope this isn't a worn-out topic.... Just purchased a headjoint for my student Yamaha. It was described as a Powell Signature headjoint, and sports the Powell triangular logo halfway down the tubing, with a cursive-style "Verne Q Powell" signature just below that. However, nowhere on this ...
by wally
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Old French Pad Washers (Screws metric or not?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Re: Old French Pad Washers (Screws metric or not?)

Most of the English threads in this range would be 1-72 or 0-80. The .4 and .35 sizes are probably the closest you are going to find. You could try a tapping a few washers and check them for fit since the old post threads may simply be buggered a bit from the years. If you can't find anything to ma...
by wally
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Old French Pad Washers (Screws metric or not?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Old French Pad Washers (Screws metric or not?)

Hi, new to this forum, tried the search and can't seem to find the info I need (though I wouldn't be surprised it is here somewhere....). I bought an old unplayable but complete closed-hole E.Roche French-made flute on the 'bay as a cadaver to practice my rebuilding skills (poor at the moment). The ...