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 Post subject: Low G/F#/E gurgle
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Collective Wisdom: what could cause a “gurgling” in the low G, F#, E on a modern “Irish flute” by a well respected maker?

I can get it to not do this if I’m conscious, but when I really try to push in the low range, these notes don’t speak clearly like the rest. Flute has a lovely sound otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Low G/F#/E gurgle
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Try putting some grease on the tenons and tuning slide oil on the slide after checking that the stopper/cork is in the correct position. Could the stopper be dry too?

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Holmes wrote:
Try putting some grease on the tenons and tuning slide oil on the slide after checking that the stopper/cork is in the correct position. Could the stopper be dry too?

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https://soundcloud.com/holmesflute/sets/holmesflute-3


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 Post subject: Re: Low G/F#/E gurgle
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This happened to me years ago, passed it round the session to see if it was me or the flute, I finally looked down the bore to find a battery (small type) lodged in the bore!

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