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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:35 am 
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Hi all, I have a delrin Copley, and a Blackwood flute from another reputed player of the likes of Lejeune, Lehart, etc. Tone wise I feel the Copley is more "colored" for my ears, despite being in delrin. So my question is if it is more "rudalesque" and hence the observation, or is it more of my embouchure/air flow, etc.
The reason I'm asking is if it's just a different style of flute, I may try getting a wooden version and see if it's "the one" for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:19 pm 
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It would help to know the other flute. You might compare the two and see if
the Copley has a wider bore. This could be giving the Copley the sound you notice.
If so, odds are it is being reproduced on the wooden version. Anyhow, the fact that you like the Copley flute you have is some evidence that his wooden
flutes may be for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:17 pm 
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Apart from bore profile, the biggest factors (in my opinion at least) are hole size and stopper position. Bigger holes, bigger sound, and the stopper can be slightly farther out, which will further strengthen the sound. But the cut and size of the embouchure hole is also a large factor. All those factors of flute geometry have probably more influence on the sound than the material of the flute.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Copley flutes are influenced by Hawkes and Son of the late 1800's.

Some of the tone quality, perhaps a large portion, comes from the embouchure cut as Sedi says above.


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