Tips for buying my first flute
 

Tips for buying my first flute

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Tips for buying my first flute    20:17 on Sunday, June 21, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ManuelMansilla
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Hello. Some of you might remember me, or maybe you donŽt. Anyway, I play the Yamaha fife (http://www.shelleycollins.com/images/yamahafife.jpg) which is a little transverse recorder.

I also play the clarinet a bit. I tried playing the violin, the guitar, etc. etc., but the instrument I lik ethe most is my little transverse recorder, so I decided to take it seriously and buy a real flute.

Please give me some tips and reccomendations for buying my first flute. Also give me your opinion about some brands, and all that stuff that is neccesary when buying your first flute.

Thanks a lot!

Manuel

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    17:34 on Monday, June 22, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tibbiecow
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This is a reeeaaaalllly frequent question here.
Try a look at Jen Cluff's site, there's lots of good info there about flute buying, trying, etc from first-time beginner to advanced, buy-a-flute-for-college-Performance-major stuff:
http://www.jennifercluff.com/buying.htm

Otherwise, buy a Yamaha 200 series, used and overhauled by a good tech, and call it good.

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    19:32 on Monday, June 22, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ManuelMansilla
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Thanks for the web adress. IŽll chekc it out.

Manuel

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    15:14 on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

leighthesim
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like most people on here i would recommend a well known branded silver plated flute with closed holes and a c footjoint (either new or used and checked by technician would be fine)

the brands most recommend are--
yamaha
pearl
jupiter
older germainhardts
azumi
sonare (by powell)
ect.

i would buy from a reputable dealer for your first flute (eby is fine when you know what you are looking for and looking at when it arrives, but as a first flute most music shops ect. will offer some form of warranty so if something goes wrong they will fix it rather then having to find a trusted technician and things.

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    17:26 on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ManuelMansilla
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Ok!

Thanks everybody!

Based on your reccomendations, I will buy the Yamaha Flute YFL-221. What do you think?

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    17:39 on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Zevang
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Manuel, the YFL221 will serve you very well. Note that this is not the cheapest of the market, but it's undoubtedly the most durable and reliable brand/model for the money.
There are others, of course, that could be considered. But go for the 221 and you will sure be happy with it.
good luck
Zevang

<Added>

I was talking about buying new. Used can be truly a lottery. In this case I'd advise you to call for someone expert to verify and test play before you buy.

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    21:43 on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ManuelMansilla
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Yes...hehe, I know it is now the cheapest, but I want to take the flute seriously. About year ago I bought a clarinet, a first act clarinet. It is not that bad, but it is not very good. Fortunately I was just trying our different instruments to decide for one, and now I did, I want the flute.

Thanks for all the help and the advice.

Manuel

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    18:34 on Thursday, June 25, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DWW
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Definitely look at the Yamaha 221. I own several flutes and the 221 is the least expensive of them.

However, for all round playability the 221 is my favourite. Great value for money IMHO.

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Re: Tips for buying my first flute    22:09 on Thursday, June 25, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ManuelMansilla
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Ok, thanks for the advice!


   

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