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 Post subject: Re: Delrin flutes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:10 pm 
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FWIW, there is a previously owned Copley delrin flute for sale at the Irish Flute Store for $389.99. I am not an interested party, just a satisfied customer of both the IFS and Dave Copley. I have a Copley mopane Eb that’s is awesome. Dave is great to work with, should you ever need maintenance on one of his flutes.

The link to the IFS is

http://www.irishflutestore.com

It doesn’t hurt to have a look. Btw, the folks at the IFS are on vacation until the 11th, but you can still make a purchase anytime, it just won’t be shipped until the 11th. You get a week to try it out, and return it if you don’t like it.

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial post, but I figure that you are still new to the flute world and would want as much information as possible.

John


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Peter Duggan wrote:
Doug Tipple makes flutes out of PVC pipe, not Delrin.

While those may be cheaper, I don't want to play a PVC flute, because I've heard that they don't last as long as delrin flutes


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:54 pm 
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Le flute padawan wrote:
Peter Duggan wrote:
Doug Tipple makes flutes out of PVC pipe, not Delrin.

While those may be cheaper, I don't want to play a PVC flute, because I've heard that they don't last as long as delrin flutes

Good as Doug's flutes may sound & be reasonably comfortable to play, they're still a cylindrical bore instrument (with a wedge for tuning, like a Boehm flute). You should have a traditional, conical bore flute if you are going to seriously pursue learning with an instructor, and plan to stick with it. My choice would be a flute from Dave Copley, Garry Somers, Seery, or similar maker.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:25 pm 
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It's a pity you're all quoting me when my reply (prompted by JimmyManley's suggestion) was already to tell you a Tipple's not what you want. PVC is not Delrin and pipe is cylindrical. QED.

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I’ve had a Tipple, a Seery, and an M&E all in my possession at one point, but it was’t until I got my Walt Sweet Shannon that I really got fired up about practicing and improving. Maybe it’s designed for beginner embouchures more than the others, I can’t say. But it really sings under my fingers moreso than any other I’ve played. Your mileage may vary of course!
My only complaint is aesthetic, since it doesn’t have rings on it.


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Yeah, the Shannon has an exceptional sound. I like the elegance of black
flutes without rings, personally.


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Peter Duggan wrote:
It's a pity you're all quoting me when my reply (prompted by JimmyManley's suggestion) was already to tell you a Tipple's not what you want. PVC is not Delrin and pipe is cylindrical. QED.

I thought the point needed more reinforcement.

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