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by pied_piper
Mon May 23, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: help figuring out how old my dauhters flute that i bought is
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: help figuring out how old my dauhters flute that i bought is

That would have been made around 1957. Here is a list of Bundy Serial numbers.

Bundy Serial Number List
by pied_piper
Mon May 09, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter

Both of those are reputable flutes and either would be a good choice. Your best bet is to have your daughter try them both and see which one is more comfortable to her. The C# trill key is a nice option because it provides some optional fingering for various notes.
by pied_piper
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Used Pearl not giving some notes: Fix it or me?
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Used Pearl not giving some notes: Fix it or me?

The lowest C on flute is often difficult for new or returning flutists. Don't be discouraged. It's impossible to tell you what it will cost without assessing what (if anything) is wrong with it. It might just need some adjustments or it could need to have all new pads installed. Depending on that, t...
by pied_piper
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Steriing
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Steriing

The fact that you can't find any information online about this flute should be a BIG clue to avoid it. I've played for more than 40 years and have never heard of that brand. Parts for that brand will be non-existent and many flute repair shops will likely refuse to work on it for that reason. Look f...
by pied_piper
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt Picollo
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Gemeinhardt Picollo

The Gemeinhardt website has serial numbers for their flutes and piccolos.

http://www.gemeinhardt.com/support/seri ... ookup.html
by pied_piper
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: New flute after hiatus
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: New flute after hiatus

I don't believe that there are significant differences between the headjoints of the 211 and 312. As you noted, the 312 has a silver headjoint and the 211 is plated, but I believe that would be the main difference. Did you purchase the 312 new or used? Either way, it is possible that there could be ...
by pied_piper
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Normandy flute - Serial #1086
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Normandy flute - Serial #1086

I checked a few sources but I don't see Normandy flute serial numbers listed anywhere. Normandy was the student instrument line of Leblanc. I found some Leblanc serial number lists and if they were consistent between their instrument lines, #1086 would have been 1950 or earlier.

I HTH!
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by pied_piper
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this forum moderated?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Is this forum moderated?

Yes, it is moderated. You other post was approved under Flute History.
by pied_piper
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Selmer Serial Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Selmer Serial Numbers

Actually, it was the other way around. Bundy instruments were made and distributed by Selmer USA.
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Do I need my Pinky on certain notes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5269

Re: Do I need my Pinky on certain notes?

The flute is balanced using three points: your chin, the first joint of your left pointer finger, and your right pinky finger. Once you get the hang of equalizing the light pressure across all three points, balancing the flute will be easier. There are only a few notes played that require removing t...
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Returning to playing
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Re: Returning to playing

Your best bet is to play a little each day - even if it's only for a few minutes. That is far better than trying to do long marathon practice sessions once or twice a week.
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need help dating my piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: Need help dating my piccolo

The CW just means it is a C piccolo made of wood. I think you can use the 4W serial number chart. 2550 would place it in the 1981-1985 range. Since yours in on the lower end of that range it was likely made in 81 or 82.
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: D flat piccolos
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Re: D flat piccolos

No. Both the head and body must match the key.
by pied_piper
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops
Replies: 5
Views: 6523

Re: NYC area Repair Classes/Workshops

The link that was in my previous message was no longer valid. I Googled the author and found a new link:

https://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_o ... 1211871566
by pied_piper
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Where to go after dropping lessons?
Replies: 1
Views: 1549

Re: Where to go after dropping lessons?

Your best bet would be to find another flute teacher that better meshes with your expectations. Check out nearby universities and professional symphonies and find out if they have someone on their staff who offers flute lessons. Interview more than one teacher and discuss your frustrations. Ask how ...