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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:31 pm 
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I see you’ve already ordered an instrument, but I wanted to jump in and sing the praises of Paddy Ward’s delrin flutes. I bought one at the end of last year and have been blown away by its quality. For comparison I have a blackwood Olwell and a cocus Hamilton, and I can honestly say the delrin Ward comes pretty darn close to the Olwell in its response and tone, at least in my hands. A few other players who are better than me have also remarked on it. At a fraction of the cost of the other instruments (~$600), it is by far the best value in my small collection. Because of its lighter maintenance requirements it’s actually become my default instrument in recent months. Anyway, I just wanted to chime in so Paddy’s work doesn’t get overlooked.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:59 am 
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Thanks, whiskey_advocate, I hope this thread continues actually, as it could be quite useful for someone else looking for recommendations. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:10 am 
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Michael Cronnolly of M&E flutes has been doing keyed PVC flutes for decades. Francois Baubet makes great keyed delrin flutes as well (my current flute...gave up my brief flirtation with antique American flutes like Firth, Hall, Pond and others for it).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:37 am 
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Jayhawk wrote:
Michael Cronnolly of M&E flutes has been doing keyed PVC flutes for decades. Francois Baubet makes great keyed delrin flutes as well (my current flute...gave up my brief flirtation with antique American flutes like Firth, Hall, Pond and others for it).

Eric


I had the opportunity to try a couple of Michael’s PVC flutes (one keyed, the other not), and while I found they sounded good, I thought they were a tad heavier than I was comfortable with. YMMV, and of course the sinews of your brawny arms may be as strong as iron bands....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:33 am 
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They are heavy, buth they have tremendous value in a pub brawl.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:37 am 
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My Damian Thompson delrin beginners flute should be with me tomorrow - looking forward to getting my hands on it. :D

In the mean time, I had been having the odd practice on my Tony Dixon cheapie, & I do seem to be getting a slightly better embouchure with it now, so I'm guessing it's just a matter of practice, (as it is with any other instruments).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:12 am 
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(Quick update.)

My flute arrived safely, greased up the cork, found my embouchure, & gave it a quick go.
It has a lovely tone, & is much easier than my ABS cheapie to play, simply because the hole spacings are more evenly spaced.
I had mine made with offset holes, & I can use the finger tips to cover the holes on it - I may well have been able to, even if they were in line.
(As a first flute, I would be happy to recommend it - & I think you will be hearing more about this flute from others.)

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