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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    01:42 on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Plekto
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I knew a flute player back in college who had this happen to him as well. That being, that he bought a new modern flute and it basically rendered his old gold Haynes to be at best mediocre. Technology, especially with the advent of computers and sampling and so on, is frightening in how fast it enables innovation and correction of errors.

His wisest decision was to sell the old model (for a *lot* of money to some enthusiast) and just play the new one. I'd recommend the same thing in your case.

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    10:27 on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kshel
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Wow- that's cool. I bet it is pretty heavy! I messed around with a solid gold flute once (it was in a shop I visited), and it was ridiculously heavy. That would take some getting used to...

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    10:57 on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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That's one of the reasons they recommended silver mechanism, as a 14K flute with 14K mechanism would have been heavier still.

The "finisher" of my flute posted a picture on Facebook of a Platinum flute with 14K gold keys he had made along with the comment that it came with a gym membership because it was so very heavy.

I'm still trying to get used to this flute. The Thumb Bb key is a lot closer to the thumb key than was on my Haynes and I keep hitting it by mistake.

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    12:24 on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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@Plekto,

How very true about technology. Yes, the newer Cooper scale flutes are much better than the old pre-Deveau scale Haynes.
However, this flute has sentimental value to me as I've played it since I was 16 in High School ... so I'm holding onto it.

I have several friends (some professional flutists/teachers) that still play their "vintage" Haynes flutes.

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    01:46 on Saturday, October 02, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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Should mention that Brannen is featured in the YouTube Video
on How Flutes are Made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHSu0trGkRg

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    00:46 on Thursday, October 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

chrismontez
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I've always liked Haynes since I grew up in Mass. I went to look at a couple of custom made Haynes from the 40's and 50's recently as I wanted to swith back to closed hole, offset G. I left the shop empty handed as they were pretty anemic sounding instruments. The 1970's Muramatsu I tried was so much richer, even my Mateki sounded better.
Maybe someday I'll find one I like.

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Re: Pyrioni, I got a new flute today !!!    09:05 on Thursday, October 07, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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There was a student in the Masterclass I attended last July who had a Mateki.

The instructor and another student played Brannen, there were two who played Powell, my Haynes, a Platinum Clad Muramatsu (that flute sounded and looked beautiful), and a Sankyo.

Next year, I'll be part of the Brannen "family".

   





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