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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 am 
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Was just doing some browsing regarding the simple system flute and found a link to this. It's very cheap but are such flutes worth buying?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Traditional- ... 0889.m5204

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Nope, unless you need something to ward off dog attacks!

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I bought one of those, or similar, without the tuning slide. It was terrible. Extremely difficult to play. I finally just tossed it.


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But that's the "imporved" version with a "tunning slide"...

See the sticky above about these eBay items.

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Thanks guys, I'll skip them.

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Are there cheapish simple flutes out there, not for playing ITM? I'm not really interested in just playing ITM.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:47 am 
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Try on e of these

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Try on e of these

Looks good. I wonder if they have such flutes on Amazon (I don't do ebay)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:27 am 
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(I don't do ebay)


Your question, about a flute on ebay, suggested otherwise. :really:

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AuLoS303 wrote:
Mr.Gumby wrote:
Try on e of these

Looks good.


Hmmmm. I don't know about that. I mean the price is certainly low, so if it doesn't play when you get it then you haven't lost much. But looking at the size, the cut of the embouchure hole and such, it might prove to be a temperamental piccolo bansuri :-) Definitely going to be high-pitched, which may be what you are after, but that's got to be a high D.

I bet you can do a lot better if your budget reaches a bit higher.

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Geoffrey Ellis wrote:
AuLoS303 wrote:
Mr.Gumby wrote:
Try on e of these

Looks good.


Hmmmm. I don't know about that. I mean the price is certainly low, so if it doesn't play when you get it then you haven't lost much. But looking at the size, the cut of the embouchure hole and such, it might prove to be a temperamental piccolo bansuri :-) Definitely going to be high-pitched, which may be what you are after, but that's got to be a high D.

I bet you can do a lot better if your budget reaches a bit higher.

Yea I prefer the lower pitched instruments

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AuLoS303 wrote:
Are there cheapish simple flutes out there, not for playing ITM?

Everything on eBay is for ITM. That's why all the URLs start http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:16 am 
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IMO, playable ITM flutes are good for many sorts of music, not just for ITM. The bamboo flute pictured is probably unplayable. Looks probably way out of tune, at best. The qualification 'beginners' helps here.


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The bamboo flute pictured is probably unplayable. Looks probably way out of tune, at best. The qualification 'beginners' helps here.


I really thought a tongue in cheek emoticon with that post wasn't necessary. But apparently.. :tomato:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 am 
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Yes, the internet does not reliably communicate irony. People think you mean it.
Long ago, when people were desperate to buy more whistles, I posted an ironic message
'Will sell Mom into slavery for money for whistles.' The mods wisely deleted, but not before
I received three offers.

To the Operative Poster: the drift of the thread is that going very cheap is likely throwing away money. You end up with something unplayable and unsellable. As I see it (ahem), good flutes are money in another form. If you choose wisely you can get your money out again, more or less, if you ultimately need the cash. There are some very good flutes for under 400 dollars, including delrin flutes.


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