Muramatsu 9k Flute
 

Muramatsu 9k Flute

    
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Muramatsu 9k Flute    20:30 on Saturday, March 09, 2013

Perspicacity
(7 points)

Has anyone tried these? They're cheaper than the entry-model gold flutes of other companies. Also, are Muramatsu headjoints good?

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Re: Muramatsu 9k Flute    21:39 on Saturday, March 09, 2013

travel2165
(260 points)

Why do you want an "entry level" solid gold flute? What are you playing now?

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Re: Muramatsu 9k Flute    12:33 on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Perspicacity
(7 points)

Currently playing on a silver Powell. I'm going to sell this and get a new flute and put a different head on it, probably.

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Re: Muramatsu 9k Flute    09:20 on Monday, March 11, 2013

Watcher
(57 points)

Never played one, and undoubtededly out of my depth even if I had, but I love my Muramatsu ex. As of 2004, James Galway loved Muramatsu, though he has since switched to Nagahara. He has a video of himself playing a number of different flutes, including the 9k: http://www.jennifercluff.com/fluteloops09.htm

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Re: Muramatsu 9k Flute    12:29 on Monday, March 11, 2013

travel2165
(260 points)

Why do you think a 9K Muramatsu will be an upgrade from a Powell?

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Re: Muramatsu 9k Flute    12:21 on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Plekto
(423 points)

If you look at the video of Galway playing all of those flutes, the Muramatsu EX sounded the same as most of the others other than a slight variation in overall color. ie - quality was the same, or so close that it appears to have made almost no difference. Your Powell body is already at a level where it's as good as flutes can get.

What will make a difference is the headjoint. You can save a ton of money over a whole new flute and get a better sound by replacing the stock Powell headjoint for something else.

   

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