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by cflutist
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Save up...
Replies: 9
Views: 5701

Re: Save up...

Must be a typo. Signet was their "step up" flute. Bundy was their "student" flute. Selmer Omega was their "professional" (all siver) flute. In 8th grade (1969) while playing an Armstrong 104, I remember asking my godfather for a open-hole Signet flute (B foot), but he went to Hong Kong and brought b...
by cflutist
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why is my flute coloring around the toneholes and keys?
Replies: 9
Views: 5212

Re: Why is my flute coloring around the toneholes and keys?

I have been using these now instead of the 3M ones (that I buy from my jewelry supplier $4.10 for 20 of them). Intercept Anti-Tarnish Strips - (2"x7") The same technology used by NASA, the Guggenheim Museum & jewelry manufactures worldwide. •Provides protection from tarnish for up to three or more y...
by cflutist
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 18167

Re: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog

I've got two clunkers that maybe we should play with. 1 - my sister's Armstrong 104 (all 3 of us kids played the flute), it has moth eaten pads, 2 - a Dexter flute that was sold to my unknowing hubby on eBay as a "professional" flute because the HJ had a sleeve. He was trying to surprise me with a f...
by cflutist
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 18167

Re: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog

When do you get to start working on flutes?
by cflutist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 36764

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Ok, I am go to engage in this.....probably for the wrong reason, but here it goes.....all in love friends.... 5. If you are going to play smart, and hijack a thread with techno babble. At least have your stuff together. I really can not stand when beginners get on here and try to be smart with bad ...
by cflutist
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 36764

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Thank you Joe.

Too hot in the kitchen for me which is why I didn't engage.
by cflutist
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Maybe it's the weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: Maybe it's the weather?

What is Standard operating temperature for a flute? What temperature is it built to be in tune at? What are the ramifications of a cooler room when playing with bunch of folks that can simply change the tension of the strings to adjust? We can't do much about ambient temperature, and we certainly c...
by cflutist
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practise Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 5314

Re: Practise Routine

Bozza Image and Ibert Piece are flute alone.
by cflutist
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NFA New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: NFA New Orleans

I'd like to add to FG18's NFA story. We both have a mutual friend who searched long and hard for THE ONE, the one that was perfect for him. He already had a 14K Brannen headjoint (that was paired with his Haynes). He found the flute of his dreams (a 14K Brannen with 14K tone holes/rings and silver k...
by cflutist
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NFA New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: NFA New Orleans

Here is the NFA Convention Schedule.
http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convent ... tions.aspx

Joe, won't be seeing you this year, but perhaps either DC or San Diego (has to be where hubby wants to go too)
by cflutist
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 36764

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

Back in 1968 when I started playing, I had an Armstrong 104.
by cflutist
Thu May 02, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: First Flute
Replies: 10
Views: 5966

Re: First Flute

It's actually becoming a trend amongst young band students to start with an open hole model at the request of the band director. Sometimes up to half of the starter flutes sold were with open holes. Jupiter offers a fairly inexpensive open hole, low c model flute that's actually really nice. Having...
by cflutist
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Dropping Gold Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 6272

Re: Dropping Gold Prices

I'd like to hear what Joe B or FG18 have to say about this.
The cost of materials is one thing, but labor is another factor.
by cflutist
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint/Body Pairing
Replies: 9
Views: 7901

Re: Headjoint/Body Pairing

cflutist - I'd be willing to bet the weight difference is more attributable to the differences in the mechanisms rather than the material. Do all of them have split-E? I think I recall your Brannen has a C# trill while the Gemmie likely does not. And doesn't your Brannen have the Brögger mechanism?...
by cflutist
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body
Replies: 3
Views: 5049

Re: Silver Brannen Body versus Gold Brannen Body

I played on my 14K Williams HJ with a thinwall Haynes body for several years before having Brannen make my current 14K body. While the HJ greatly improved the response I got, the response I got with the 14k body was even better. The low register is more robust. My orchestra conductor says that my to...