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Author:  Nanohedron [ Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:21 pm ]
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Conical bore wrote:
Maybe it's a different wood, and just using the Cocus name?

I think one cannot arrive at any other conclusion.

Author:  Andro [ Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:22 pm ]
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From that German music shop, the description of the 'ebenholz' flute:

"The high-speed materials were used in the production to ensure that the air flows through the air."

I love it!

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:47 am ]
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Andro wrote:
From that German music shop, the description of the 'ebenholz' flute:

"The high-speed materials were used in the production to ensure that the air flows through the air."

I love it!

Sounds like it was translated from Punjabi to German, and then from German to English.

Author:  Terry McGee [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 am ]
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Or perhaps, German to Dingbat....

I'd say that's classic Sheesham, Conical Bore. And check the rings, classic Pakistani flute...

(Very small holes, and unusual to see the L1 and R1 as big as the L2 and R2. Taken from a German flute? I'd expect "interesting" tuning....)

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Author:  benhall.1 [ Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:17 am ]
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Probably because we've been discussing it here, I now find that the banner advertising at the top of C&F pages is repeatedly showing me McNeela's page, and sometimes specifically 'his' flutes. I watched his own video demonstration and advert for 'his' flutes. He insists that they are cocus wood, the same wood as was used for 19th century flutes. I do not believe him for one moment. Also, judging by his demonstration, they must be nearly impossible to play. It seems to take him an enormous effort to make a noise at all, and getting it in tune is clearly not on the cards. I think it would be demoralising and counter-productive for a learner to attempt to play one of these FLOs.

Author:  jim stone [ Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:43 pm ]
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Seconding Julia's praise for Doyle flutes and the Irish Flute Store, there are, in fact, two Doyle flutes for sale at IFS now. Also Patrick Olwell occasionally sells a vintage flute at IFS, one he's restored, and at a good price. It's extraordinary to get your fins on a fine flute that has been restored and tweaked by one of the greatest flute makers on earth. Blayne and Deborah are very helpful and informative, and Blayne has forgotten more about flutes and playing them than I will ever know.

Author:  DeaconBlues [ Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:23 am ]
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So are all the flutes on the Irish Flute Store good to go? I ask because I kind of like the look of that GalleĆ³n Pratten flute. The price is certainly right.

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