wooden headjoint

wooden headjoint

wooden headjoint    16:18 on Thursday, April 9, 2020          

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Posted by joseluis7696

Hi!I have been a Spanish member in this forum since many years, but have been absent for a very long time.

I am looking for a secondhand or eventually new wooden headjoint, middle quality as I cannot spend much. It should fit in a Yamaha YFL674 B foot silver 925 flute.

Any ideas?


Re: wooden headjoint    02:01 on Monday, October 5, 2020          

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Posted by fadosolrelamisi


Have you used such a headjoint before? This is GUO brand, I just want to know your experience, is it like a sound wooden?
Thank you.


Re: wooden headjoint    08:32 on Sunday, November 1, 2020          

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Posted by joseluis7696

Sorry, never used a wood headjoint before, no experience.

Re: wooden headjoint    10:57 on Monday, December 21, 2020          

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Posted by LarryS

I'm not sure a wooden headjoint is the best idea for flute, unless its something like blackwood, because wood expands and contracts depending on temperature and humidity which I imagine wil affect tuning and performance. Metal is much more stable. Its why you don't get wooden clarinet nouthpieces anymore!

Re: wooden headjoint    12:17 on Monday, December 21, 2020          

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Posted by joseluis7696

Well, wood headjoints are been made by several big manufatcurers and also many artisans.
They may be less stable than metal HJ but this is not much of a problem, perhaps just more frequent tuning.
I am trying to explore their (supposed) softer tone to help me studying in a problematic neighbourhood.
But those avalible here are too expensive just for a trial period. Maybe I could find someone selling a second hand, but tested wooden HJ

Re: wooden headjoint    01:13 on Saturday, December 26, 2020          

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Posted by Scotch

When the pandemic lock-down started this past March, I lost access to the university practice rooms. Since I live in an apartment I just abandoned the clarinet for months. Then it occurred to me I could practice in a secluded spot at the top of a parking ramp next to the lake. I practiced this way for a month of so and then I was approached by a security guard. He said someone in the apartment complex across a noisy highway, thousands of feet away, complained. I doubt this person actually heard me at all; I suspect he just saw me playing and triggered some sort of misanthropic anti-intellectual bug. I searched for other secluded spots and didn't find any. Now it's too cold to play outdoors anyway. I doubt the wooden head joint is really going to solve your problem, but I can't think of another idea. In my opinion, the community should provide free or lost-cost practice spaces to foster culture, but the chances of many communities doing this are almost non-existent. Hostility toward culture is a raging disease in this country.


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