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Head joint lip plate engraving    20:50 on Monday, July 21, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

goldenflute
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Anyone have their lip plate engraved? Does it really help your flute from slipping? Or does it irritate you when you play for long periods of time?

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    20:12 on Monday, July 28, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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I don't feel it much.

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    11:30 on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tibbiecow
(480 points)

I have one with, and two without.
I don't notice a whole lot of difference, especially if the one w/o, that is silver, is a little bit dirty.
The wood one pretty much doesn't slip.
My friend, the Juilliard grad, uses an old return-address sticker, and it keeps her lipplate from slipping.
Engraving is prettier, and might add a bit of resale value.

As far as irritating, sometimes I absentmindedly "feel" the engraving with my lower lip and chin, if I'm bored in a rehearsal, just a nervous habit. It hasn't irritated the skin or distracted me, though.

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    17:25 on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Leprachaun
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I found my engraving didn't have any effect with my lip, or slipping, but I'd never had a problem with that in the first place..
As for irritating your lip, it would depend on the person, I mean you think about it, lip sizes vary and all embouchuresa are different too. For me it felt like it gritty against my lip when it was engraved, and took just a little getting used too. A student of mine bought a second hand engraved flute, and a first to get used to it, smooted it over with vaseline, its always an idea for adjusting to it?

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    10:17 on Monday, October 06, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

netter
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I have one of each (with and without) and can't tell a difference at all

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    01:03 on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

shmuelyosef
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I would recommend getting a rude tattoo first...if you can tolerate that, then deface your flute

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    02:07 on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

paulvanross
(167 points)

I have an engraved gold lip plate. Looks beautiful. I find it doesn't make any difference to slipping. There are many sources of tape that you could use to address this issue, also if you have a skin reaction to the metal.

Paul

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    15:41 on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

leighthesim
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i think my flute looks pretty as it is (the indent ring things on the keys that have a hole in could do with a clean though) especially when i have just polishied it, i think that engraving it would look cool but i like it how it is and i dont have a prolem with my head joint slipping

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Re: Head joint lip plate engraving    21:25 on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

goldenflute
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I don't have a problem with the headjoint slipping. I just wondered if that's why they do it, or, if its just a "designer" thing. I also think that some of them look pretty, but somehow I'd be afraid to have mine done ... and then possibly come to realize that I actually don't like it. That's why I asked the question in the first place!

   

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