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by pied_piper
Tue May 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

I don't think anyone can truly forecast when that will happen. There are reports of vaccines in progress but when they will be ready for mass distribution is anyone's guess. I'll return to playing when it's SAFE to do so, whenever that happens.
by pied_piper
Sat May 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471

Yes, it has been replaced by (I think) the 472. All the Yamaha 400 series are basically the same except for very minor design differences, options (i.e. open vs closed holes, E-facilitator, offset G, etc.).
by pied_piper
Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Yamaha flutes: YFL262 vs YFL471

Well, I think you got good advice. New the YFL471 sold for a bit over $2000, so $999 is a reasonable price used and in good condition. The YFL471 is solid silver while the YFL262 is plated. Plated flutes sometimes become pitted if the plating deteriorates while solid silver can always be cleaned and...
by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is this correct? New flautist
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Is this correct? New flautist

In the photo below, the circled "key" is a touchpiece. It has no pad because it closes the key/pad pointed to by the arrow in the photo. All is well. :lol:

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by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Elkhart Piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Armstrong Elkhart Piccolo

It's a student instrument.
by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Studying time?
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Studying time?

At your level, two hours a day is probably good. The main thing is to gauge it by your fatigue level. Stop when your lips or fingers get tired. Actually, it's often better to work for maybe an hour, take a break for 15-30 minutes and then do another hour. You can repeat that pattern until you feel y...
by pied_piper
Fri May 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fix loose screw
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Fix loose screw

Well, the proper way is to take it to a repair tech. However, in an emergency, you can tighten the screw to where the key works properly and then put a drop of fingernail polish on the screw head and post. That will keep the screw from working loose but it can still be removed easily with a screwdri...
by pied_piper
Wed May 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

I'd be suspicious of no serial number. Might be a counterfeit...
by pied_piper
Wed May 13, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Good Quality Intermediate Flute on a Budget
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Good Quality Intermediate Flute on a Budget

I think you pointed out your dilemma yourself. Flutes around or under $1000 are generally student models. If you truly want an intermediate/step-up flute you'll have to wait and save more money or buy a good quality used intermediate flute from a reputable dealer. You have stated that you are not ma...
by pied_piper
Wed May 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute tuning and repair
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Flute tuning and repair

Well, you can get the best repairs at a low cost wherever unicorns are sold.

Seriously, best and low cost are often mutually exclusive. If you want the best car, it's not cheap. If you want the best food, it's not cheap. If you want the best flute repair, it's not cheap.
by pied_piper
Sun May 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

If the damage is not too severe, yes, the dents/flaring can be repaired. Can you post a few photos of yours?
by pied_piper
Tue May 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

Question: can a Yamaha YFL 221 head joint fit into the body of the armstrong 80b? I damaged the head joint of my armstrong and it wont fit anymore. I need advise. Pls Help!😩 Head joints are usually not interchangeable unless you get a flute repair shop to resize it to fit. Your best bet is to take ...
by pied_piper
Tue May 05, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

Thank you so much! I will keep the Armstrong! Anyway, Im on my 4th day of self taught and now able to consistenly produce a tone just on the head joint w/ & w/o plugging the hole! 🤪. I can also do the Do-re-me much better now. Is there a breathing technic coz im losing a lot of air just by playing ...
by pied_piper
Mon May 04, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

If the Armstrong 80 is in good condition, it is a decent flute. My main flute is a Muramatsu professional flute but I also have an Armstrong Model 80 as a backup flute. It is a solid dependable flute. Trying to compare the Armstrong with the Yamahas is difficult because they are somewhat different a...
by pied_piper
Sun May 03, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Problem with registering and my new account
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Problem with registering and my new account

You should have full privileges now. I sent you a private message. Respond to it and I'll see if I can help.