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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:37 am 
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Just wondering if anyone makes keyless delrin flutes in the key of A?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:34 pm 
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So, I guess no one does. :D

How about a delrin flute in the key of 'F' then, are there any?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Dave Copley makes a very nice F flute in delrin.


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paddler wrote:
Dave Copley makes a very nice F flute in delrin.

+1 for the Copley F Delrin. I have one and it's great fun.

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Thanks for the recommendation - but I was hoping to find something around the £150 mark... :sniffle:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:23 pm 
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I've have my eye on an F flute from M&E for a while now. At €200, it's probably your best bet and just a little out of your price range.

https://www.mandeirishflutes.ie/shop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ahpQK1nMI

Someone may have one that's sitting unused, and may be will to part with it for a little less.


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Thanks, bigsciota, that looks like a possible, (about £180), will give it some thought. :thumbsup:

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Rob's flutes and whistles are more than your budget, but I thought I might mention that he does make carbon fiber flutes in a variety of keys, including A, if you're just looking for worry free flutation. I haven't played any of them besides my keyless D, but the F looks fun. That's what F stands for. It's the key of Fun.

https://carbony.com/product-category/flutes/

Sean Gavin on the F:
https://youtu.be/frCr-H-qwtg

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Well, today, I decided to order up a Tony Dixon Duo in C, it's in aluminium, tunable, with a whistle & a flute head, so I'll see how I get on with it.
(I'll also put in some more practice on my delrin low D too).

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:58 am 
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Vincenzo di Mauro has recently started making economy delrin flutes, no rings etc to keep done costs. I think they’re around €200. He’s going to make them in different keys. Drop him a line vdmflutes@libero.it
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I make them in Blackwood and these can be sealed with a polyurethane sealer if you are worried about cracks etc. Grey Larsen plays one, Matt Molloy and John Skelton play one in Bb. I occasionally offer a 3 piece "Folk Flute version" with a current cost of $600

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:34 pm 
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Casey Burns wrote:
Matt Molloy and John Skelton play one in Bb.


At the same time? Impressive! :lol:

I don’t know for sure, Casey, but I think that OP was talking about “mezzo” or “alto” flutes in A, between a regular D and a piccolo. I believe you’re talking about low flutes. But you make or have made requintas in F and/or G, right? Do you normally offer those?


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I'm confused...I thought that our D whistle was considered the soprano therefore an alto/mezzo would be lower than that.

At least that's how it works with recorders.

But I'm open to, and willing to be, retrained. :thumbsup:

Piper Joe

OK...just re-read the whole thing and now realize we're talking about flutes not whistles... :boggle: I've been practicing too much today and am fried!

My bad!

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Yes, I was orignally thinking of one in the 'A' below the regular high 'D' (because I liked my two whistles in 'A'),

But I have now bought a Dixon Duo in 'C', (with a Shearwater low 'F' whistle to come).

If I find I like the low 'F', I might still think about getting the one mentioned for about £180, (but it is a bit more than I had hoped for).

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I've been practising my flute embouchure some more, just lately, & it's coming along quite nicely, so I have decided to put an order in for an M&E 'F' flute next week, (just awaiting the money). :wink:

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