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by pied_piper
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: NOBEL flute brand name
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: NOBEL flute brand name

I've repaired a lot of different brands but I have never heard of a NOBEL flute, clarinet, or oboe. Perhaps it is a Noblet? Noblet was made by LeBlanc in France.
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Azumi Z2 maintenance and pads replacement

Sometimes these are a bit of a judgement call. Certainly 2-3 pads can be replaced. The question is WHICH 2-3 pads. if all the leaking pads are together (all in the right hand section or all in the left hand section) then 2-3 pads can certainly be replaced. The problem comes when the 2-3 pads are all...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

I'm glad i was able to help!
by pied_piper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Help Understanding Strange Key Layout/Sequence

There is a problem with your flute. The E and D keys should NOT be closing with the F. The E and D keys should close ONLY when you close them with your fingers. There are several things that could possibly cause this. The springs could be unhooked on the E and D keys. (Possible but not likely that b...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

These are Straubinger certified flute technicians in the NW area. I don't see any in Spokane, but there is one in Portland. Any of these should be capable of doing good repair work on your flute. Oregon Marc Grafe 4390 Lords Lane Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Tel: (503) 351-5176 Email:marc@grafeworks.com Au...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

Very interesting. Regarding where to get it serviced, I suggest you seek a flute specialist. While ordinary band instrument shops can work on flutes, many will not have the skills to do the best possible job on a vintage flute like this. Many large cities will have a flute specialist, but smaller co...
by pied_piper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A. G. Badger Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: A. G. Badger Flute

Is this flute made of metal or wood? J. Howard Foote was a New York music dealer. Very likely the flute was made by another company and the Foote name added specifically for that store. If the flute has rollers on the the pinky keys, it is not a standard, modern flute. A photo would help. Upload pho...
by pied_piper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ARMSTRONG ALTO FLUTE?
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: ARMSTRONG ALTO FLUTE?

Based upon the serial number, Conn-Selmer shows prefix "C" was made in 1965. https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/resources/serial-numbers/armstrong That era of Armstrong altos had a pretty good reputation because well respected flute makers Tom Green and Jack Moore worked for Armstrong and helped desi...
by pied_piper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Bass flute

There is a lot of truth in the old saying that "you get what you pay for". Many off-brand instruments will play OK when new, but some have problems holding adjustments because they are made from softer metals than known brands. I don't know if that is true for the Schiller instruments, but just be a...
by pied_piper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Bass flute

I don't know of any music teachers or professionals who are recommending Schiller instruments in general. If you are truly serious about buying a bass flute, you should visit Chris Potter's web site. Chris is the foremost authority on low flutes. She gives presentations at the National Flute Associa...
by pied_piper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

There is a compant that specializes in ergonomic flute headjoints. Maybe this would help.

http://flutelab.com/flutelab.com/ergono ... eadjoints/
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Let's hear it!!

Really?? Everyone has a flute, but nobody is playing it? I play weekly, but I rarely record myself except to hear how I sound when I'm practicing. I don't post my practice stuff on YouTube. The one thing posted on YouTube where I'm playing flute is when I participated in the VirtualFluteChoir. For ...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C

I guess it is really your choice whether you want a C footjoint in addition to your B footjoint. In my case, I never developed my 4th octave until after I got a flute with a B bootjoint, so it was not a problem for me because I learned 4th octave C using the gizmo. Of course, on my piccolo, there is...
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

Now that you are registered, you can go into your FluteLand profile and change your email address of record (if you want to).
by pied_piper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes

Practice long tones descending to the low notes. That will help you center in on the lip position to get strong low notes. Try that for a couple of weeks. If you still have problems getting the low notes to come out, get your flute checked by a flute technician. Many times, the difficulty with produ...

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