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by fluteguy18
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: DZW Grenadilla Flute
Replies: 9
Views: 8372

Re: DZW Grenadilla Flute

Okay. So I have just a lot to say on this subject, but I'll withhold most of it. For its price point, the DZ is okay, but not fabulous. As for the remaining comments surrounding a supercentenarian wood flute... Wood is not quite as fragile as you think (or at least that's my opinion). I've been stud...
by fluteguy18
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3236

Re: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

It wasn't so much a denial as to whether one exists but rather a refusal to trust any graduates... :wink:
by fluteguy18
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute COA in Charlotte NC
Replies: 9
Views: 5828

Re: Flute COA in Charlotte NC

I can do an intermediate level COA in that time, but not a Pro level. When I do a Pro level COA it's full disassembly, polish the body (inside and out), degreaser soak, ultrasonically clean the body, hand polish the keys, unpin the mechanism, clean hinge tubes and polish the hinge rods, replace the ...
by fluteguy18
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute COA in Charlotte NC
Replies: 9
Views: 5828

Re: Flute COA in Charlotte NC

I agree wholeheartedly. JL Smith Co is a great place to go, but a COA is not a 'while you wait' service. Give them a call. They're always very nice when I've called them in the past.
by fluteguy18
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: For the techs out there
Replies: 4
Views: 4023

Re: For the techs out there

:twisted:

That's what they're for right? That's at least what we thought at Red Wing... Last week of classes, those who were graduating got to have a celebratory picnic. A sousaphone and a euphonium were our victims of choice. No trebuchet though...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Yamaha 281 vs 381
Replies: 1
Views: 2782

Re: Yamaha 281 vs 381

One has a silver headjoint, one doesn't. Same basic design and manufacturing. The difference is probably minimal assuming this is for an advanced beginning level student.
by fluteguy18
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 22ND ANNUAL HAMPTON ROADS FLUTE FAIRE
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: 22ND ANNUAL HAMPTON ROADS FLUTE FAIRE

Enjoy Jim! I loved studying with him. He's so inspiring! :D
by fluteguy18
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-700 or AF-900: opinions requested
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

Re: Amadeus AF-700 or AF-900: opinions requested

I would probably save the money if you like them equally. At one point in time the French arms were a mark of quality, but that's not the case anymore. Gold springs... meh. Some people swear by them, but many of the top tier makers have switched to stainless steel springs. The only reason I would sh...
by fluteguy18
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Re: Which flute?

They're very similar instruments in all honesty. Very similar. Maybe a difference in material because Yamaha changed their numbering system a while back, but probably very similar otherwise. I'd probably buy the newer one and then have it run through the repair shop to address any issues. And I'd sh...
by fluteguy18
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Double Tonguing
Replies: 3
Views: 3293

Re: Double Tonguing

The problem that most people struggle to overcome with this form of articulation always seems to be getting your fingers and tongue in time with one another. The problem usually exists however in the lack of evenness in the syllables. I will use Tu and Ku as my syllables in this example. Usually whe...
by fluteguy18
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Allegro 471 Series flute
Replies: 12
Views: 23271

Re: Allegro 471 Series flute

Generally speaking, the Yamaha 400 series is an okay line of flutes. Not the greatest, but not bad. There are other makers in the same price range that can certainly play circles around these, but to each their own. In my opinion, you're basically getting the same thing as the 200 series but a few u...
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: engraving a flute
Replies: 13
Views: 10890

Re: engraving a flute

And if they can't advise you, then I'd start hunting down some top notch jewelers and see if they know anyone that does high quality engraving by hand (not laser engraving). There are several flutemakers in your area. I'd check with them as well.
by fluteguy18
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Why is my
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: Why is my

When I was practicing a bazillion hours a day, my practicing was best in the morning as well. I don't consider myself much of a morning person in the traditional sense, but I guess that I am a bit of one. I don't deal with people for about the first 3-4 hours of my day. Can't do it. It was the perfe...