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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:44 am 
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Hi,

I have received my Barna Gabos Eb Flute (keyless) last week, and I felt it would be a good idea to post about it here.

I knew Barna for the quality of his bamboo flutes (I have 2), and that he was working on new Mopane and Blackwood models. So I ordered an Eb from him in Mopane.

After playing with it for a few days, I've come to a simple conclusion: it's the best Eb flute I've played so far, and I'm really happy I actually own it. As usual with Barna's instruments, the tuning is spot on (which is important when playing with other people), the flute is a breeze to play, and he managed to make an instrument that's both honking in the lower octave and very bright in the upper octave. I'm really impressed.

When you don't have to struggle with a bad embouchure cut, tone holes spacing, tuning... you're entirely dedicated to the music you play, and I feel this flute allows for a lot of creativity, being very responsive and easy to play.

I'll shoot a video soon to give you a flavor of the sound, but here's a picture already.

If you're looking for a wooden flute, I'll entirely vouch for Barna. His new wooden models are incredibly responsive, his D model that I've also tried (closer to a Pratten) is also very easy to play and takes in whatever you can give it.

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His website : http://www.barnagabosflutes.com

My 2 cents :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:40 am 
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Nice video on that site of an F flute. Sounds good.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 am 
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Now with a quick video (sound is not great):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2r9x4mhunmg0l ... 3.mov?dl=0


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:33 am 
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Now with a proper video

https://youtu.be/7e8ykYhl7Ls


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:54 am 
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vermichou wrote:
Now with a proper video

https://youtu.be/7e8ykYhl7Ls


Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:24 am 
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Thanks for posting that video! I really enjoyed your playing. You inspired me to get my Eb flute out and attempt to learn those tunes. If I can pull them off half as good as that I'll be very happy. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:03 am 
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Thanks vermichou for sharing your thoughts and wonderful playing with us :)


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