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by fluteguy18
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 2755

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

As someone who benefited SUPREMELY from top-tier Skype lessons 'early in the game' when these ideas were new..... over a DECADE ago... My top teacher and I focused on AUDIO quality and NO video. But unless you are a pro-level player, Skype lessons are a waste of time. Flute playing is SO PHYSICAL an...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?

Agreed. At this if you're only considering Authentic Yamaha, you're well ahead the rest of the curve.
by fluteguy18
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz

Yeah. The photos look good, but the details of the sale seem iffy. In reality a QUALITY student flute will cost you between $800-1100USD. That's the truth. Anything less is likely used and in dire need of service, or it is sub-standard Learning a classical musical instrument is not a cheap endeavor....
by fluteguy18
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Negotiating Flute Price
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Re: Negotiating Flute Price

As a technician and maker, I will make a few comments because I have also worked with the staff at both the US distributor for Miyazawa and the staff you mentioned in the Netherlands. These are not the same instruments that you are comparing. The version of the 602 that is sold in Europe is set up w...
by fluteguy18
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I'm getting a new flute! Pearl vs. Azumi
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Re: I'm getting a new flute! Pearl vs. Azumi

Azumi, hands down. No contest. Much better headjoint and overall quality control. I'd also take a look at Sonare, Amadeus, and NorthBridge. They have things in similar price ranges.
by fluteguy18
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair or Replace advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4246

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: 2409

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: 6519

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: 2046

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: 1505

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: 6714

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: 2296

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: 1826

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: 6469

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: 6469

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 ...