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by frugal flutist
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips

Hi Sterling-Canvas, Thanks for the warning! I have been leery of those strips. I was afraid the edges might abrade my pad edges. So I usually put them loosely over the Head joint. In one flute case, I did put one under my Head joint, as you describe, but had not used that flute since. So there was n...
by frugal flutist
Thu May 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Noobie....
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Noobie....

Hi Samoo, I don't think it's obvious at all, I think it's muscle memory. After you master the mid D to mid C# fingering, you don't think about it any more. If I were to try a C# without putting my pinky down for a tenth of a second, the flute would roll in.Your pinky can also roll the flute out, or ...
by frugal flutist
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What mic/setup to record and amp flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: What mic/setup to record and amp flute?

Hi Chummy,
I don't have personal expertise in this area, but I recently ran across some interesting advice on this subject, from Mr. Anderson.

http://jethrotull.com/the-attic/ians-instruments/

See the bottom third of the page. Hope it helps.
by frugal flutist
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: A not so leaky flute!
Replies: 7
Views: 4299

Re: A not so leaky flute!

When you do that test if you can get an E flat but you don't get a D C#, or C. Try wrapping the foot tenon two times with PTFE tape, then twist the foot joint on in the same direction of the wrap. The teflon tape should help seal any leaks in the foot joint connection to the body. If you get a good ...
by frugal flutist
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: A not so leaky flute!
Replies: 7
Views: 4299

Re: A not so leaky flute!

You should be able to play E flat, if the problem is bad pads in the foot joint!
by frugal flutist
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz
Replies: 7
Views: 7280

Re: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz

Hi Chummy,
Thanks for the follow up. Good to hear you didn't lose any money, though I'm sure you paid a high price in lost time and stress. I've been there and done that.
by frugal flutist
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 6242

Re: Long Ring Fingers

OMG, I went looking for real info on index finger verses ring finger length :( and went down an internet rabbit hole . This is called the 2D:4D ratio. After much searching I learned that on average men have shorter index fingers than ring fingers. Women on average tend to have equal length ring and ...
by frugal flutist
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 6242

Re: Long Ring Fingers

Hi, I think everyone has longer ring fingers than Index fingers. No I haven't studied this, I just think it's true. Is it possible you have shortish thumbs? I saw a Youtube video that mentioned a "thumb port" to add a ledge for the thumb. It is shown near the end. Such a device might help your situa...
by frugal flutist
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 5461

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

Hi Ryo,
Thanks for posting an update. Glad there was a happy ending to this story. I suspect the repair technician was a large part of the surprise
twist... Cheaper sounded better! I think a well serviced instrument can inspire a player to reach a higher level.
by frugal flutist
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley serial number 049?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Artley serial number 049?

Hi Jean, Why apologize for asking a question about a flute, on a flute forum? Artley flutes were a good value for beginners in there day. They were used and abused by students for decades. (I did both!) I think Artleys got a bad rap because so many were trashed by clumsy owners, that blamed the bran...
by frugal flutist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 8731

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

Hi Classitar, Thank you for taking action regarding this problem. I don't Know if all Email from fluteland is being blocked, (by cloadmark /Xfinity/comcast) or just "support@fluteland.com" Email. Mail from "jo_blow@fluteland.com" might get through, but that doesn't seem likely. That may be what pied...
by frugal flutist
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 8731

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

So Comcast first said they would call me back in three days, they did not! I waited a week and called them. Again I got transferred to several different agents. I kept notes. I spoke to four different agents, of course I had to explain the problem four times. I gave them all my escalation number, bu...
by frugal flutist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model Number Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Armstrong Model Number Help

Hi bdrandall, Congrats on your purchase. Was that serial number all on one line with no spaces? Like this "80R4073". Then I think it's made after 2000 and I don't know what the "R" means. Or was it written; " 80 R 4073" I have a Armstrong Model 90 written " 90 6 9XXX" It also says" Sterling Body And...
by frugal flutist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 6
Views: 8731

Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

I have been trying to register but, many different things seem to prevent or delete me. The first problem was with Comcast/Xfinity "Comcast is the second largest Internet service provider in the nation." Comcast has blocked Email from you. It does not get through to the server because they think you...