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Author:  cavefish [ Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 am ]
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Thompson D delrin,, big flute
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Author:  flyingparchment [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:53 pm ]
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Tony Millyard R&R-style 8 key flute in D.

i just got this back today after sending it off to have the keys added, so far i couldn't be happier.

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Author:  Sedi [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:25 pm ]
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Looks lovely! The foot is very "boehm-like". Nice.

Author:  thea_4 [ Sat May 09, 2020 2:44 pm ]
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Hello to all!
A few days ago I recieved two lovely flutes from Tony Millyard to try! Because I was a little confused about the Pratten/Rudall&Rose differences, he was so nice to send me one of each in mopane in my preferred configuration (L3 offset and slight modification for smaller hands).
I come from a ~20 year boehm flute background and Im so unbelievably happy to transition to the irish flute :love:!
Im a beginner again, but while learning my first tunes I really noticed how different the two flute styles are. They both sound absolutely amazing. Im of course keeping one... but which one?? I already love them both. "The one" is going to get 6 keys from Tony and I honestly cant wait!
I thought it might be nice to have some pictures of both - hence my post :)
The colour of the wood is most accurate on the first picture, a warm brown but not red.
(The left one with the longer endcap is the RR, the right one the Pratten style)

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and lastly the Pratten again on its bautiful flute case that Tony provides...

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I hope youre all well during these times and Im looking forward to beeing a part of the irish flute community!
All the best
Thea

Author:  cavefish [ Sat May 09, 2020 4:17 pm ]
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oh yea millyards great have one of his F flutes ,, Great sound , very warm F ,

Author:  FluterColin [ Fri May 22, 2020 5:36 am ]
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6 key in mopane and brass from Jay Ham

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Author:  Conical bore [ Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:33 pm ]
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Thomas Aebi 8-key in Cocus. Bought this secondhand so I'm not sure how old it is, maybe 12-15 years? My one and only for the last year and a half. Second photo is in a custom Northwind case.

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Author:  Sedi [ Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:22 am ]
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This is the latest version of my alloy flute. Plays easily, has a bombastic sound and is very lightweight at 180 grams. I play it every day.
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Author:  Damien Rogeau [ Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:01 pm ]
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My Mopane 6 keyed flute made by √Čric Juilleret
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My Barna Gabos Eb bamboo flute
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Author:  flyingparchment [ Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:42 pm ]
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something a bit different: Rudall Carte cocuswood 1867 system flute.

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i've been on the fence about trying one of these for ages and finally decided to give it a go, so i picked this one up earlier this week. it'll never replace my 8-key flute, but i like the cylindical flute sound for some music, and so far i think it's a great system - way better than the Boehm system. F# and C# are like simple system, Fnat is easier (and it has a short F if you want it), B-flat is like the Boehm system and the open D makes some fingerings a lot easier.

the only thing i'm not fond of is the wood, it looks kind of brown and drab... i wish they'd made them out of mopane!

Author:  Nanohedron [ Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:03 pm ]
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Embouchure looks pretty rough, though. How's it play?

Author:  flyingparchment [ Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:12 pm ]
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i noticed the far edge of the embouchure hole was a bit rough but so far it seems fine. i haven't tried the third octave (wouldn't know how!) but the first two octaves are good, it has a strong Boehm-like tone, rich in the first octave and with a bit of a reedy colour in the second. the second octave E can be a bit weak but that's probably my fault rather than the flute, i'm still getting used to how it plays and i'm not a great Boehm player to start with.

it came with a bit of cork shim under the high D hole to hold it closed, which i guess a previous owner had installed to make the open note C# rather than D (you can see the key is closed in the photo)... unfortunately after removing that i found the key is slightly loose in what Carte calls the B# fingering (but is definitely going to be the C fingering for me) so it's going to the shop tomorrow to see about fixing that.

edit: also it's not very clear in the photo but there's a repaired crack in the headjoint going from the barrel to under the lip plate... i'm not sure if that would affect the sound at all. the lip plate itself is fine apart from the rough edge, and the headjoint is fully lined, so i guess the crack shouldn't have much effect.

Author:  Dan A. [ Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:19 pm ]
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I've been on about my Tony Dixon Trad piccolo a lot lately. Though it's not a flute, per se, it is sideblown. I haven't played it yet, but will soon. My research on flutes taught me about lip plates; it looks as if my piccolo might have one molded into its head? I'll post pictures taken with benefit of daylight if desired.

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