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by fluteguy18
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair or Replace advice
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Repair or Replace advice

I know that I'm a month late on this one, and a resolution has likely been determined, but I'd say to replace it. A quality overhaul will surpass the value of the instrument (maybe $300 right now), and a repad in that price range won't extend its life for very long. These instruments were not design...
by fluteguy18
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Death Whistle Tshirts
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Death Whistle Tshirts

I bought one at the Atlanta Flute Fair, and I love it! Everyone should have one!
by fluteguy18
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

I can play just about any flute you throw at me, but particularly piccolo, flute, and the low flutes.... The entire recorder family (Sopranino through Bass), Irish flute, etc.... I'm also a harpist... As for IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), I don't have to worry about that. Instead I have it's...
by fluteguy18
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Noise reduction
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Noise reduction

There are quite a lot of options. I'd use your discretion here. Cork, suede, leather, felt, teflon, paper, many varieties of synthetic fabrics... It's all subjective.

Though if you don't have any experience in repair, or very little, I wouldn't advise attempting this work on your own.
by fluteguy18
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Question about glue
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Question about glue

Contact cement.
by fluteguy18
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: best flute brand
Replies: 8
Views: 3929

Re: best flute brand

Let's also check the dates on the thread.... ;)
by fluteguy18
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: silver-plate handcrafted flutes
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: silver-plate handcrafted flutes

At that price point, you need to be looking at Amadeus, Azumi, NorthBridge, and Sonare. Disregard the rest.
by fluteguy18
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to recognize Miyazawa head joint type?
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: How to recognize Miyazawa head joint type?

Look on the lip plate. Quite a few of their older models had a number engraved on the side of the lip plate, or on the underside. But that's not always been the case. My Miyazawa has an MZ7 head on it, and there's a number 7 on the outer right hand side of the lip plate. I used to have an MZ8, and i...
by fluteguy18
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4760

Of course! Quite a lot of plastic instruments are made from a plastic commercially called 'Delrin/Acetal' (Polyoxymethylene). Though other plastics like ABS ( Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) are extremely common as well. ;)
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4760

Re: Yamaha Picc

I have to disagree that crafting wood and plastic is the same process. Wood burns; plastic melts. Using the same tools for drilling out the bore of a wood piccolo would ruin them with plastic. Just like you canNOT drill laminated sheets--the plastic coating melts to and destroys the drill bits due ...
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha Picc
Replies: 6
Views: 4760

Re: Yamaha Picc

Offhand, I suspect they DO make an all composite, but I've not seen one with a plastic/ABS headjoint from Yamaha. You'd likely have to do a special order through an authorized Yamaha dealer. There is always the option of ordering a custom headjoint for the usual YPC-32. It would cost a bit more in t...
by fluteguy18
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Liebermann Sonata
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Liebermann Sonata

In terms of technique? As in finger/articulation technique? Moderate. I played it as a sophomore/junior in my undergraduate the same time that I learned Nielsen. I learned it after I learned Ibert, but before Jolivet. It's difficulty is not in the finger technique but in sustaining a sense of melodi...
by fluteguy18
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How to make tongue faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: How to make tongue faster?

Well, you have two main options. First, you could simply take speed. But drugs really aren't recommended. Or you could try this!

http://bfy.tw/CQaQ

:wink:
by fluteguy18
Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 28
Views: 23628

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

^ LOL... love this! Too funny! :)
:sigh: I try. :wink:

Morne, stay happy my friend.
by fluteguy18
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia

I've unfortunately read quite a lot about performance injuries because they ended my playing career.... combined with a bad reaction to an antibiotic that damaged my wrist tendons... In most cases, Focal Dystonia is permanent/semi-permanent. It's where the insulation between two neurological pathway...

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