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 Post subject: Re: Old "piccolo" flute
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:50 pm 
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Someone who can help me? :poke:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:52 am 
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No words.
I repadded the piccolo with R5 "zip" pads. Now sing like a nightingale: thin, clear, focused.
The only defect is the brown color of the fipple, but i am really satisfied.

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 Post subject: Re: Old "piccolo" flute
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:32 am 
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Good news. :thumbsup:
Italian Rover wrote:
I repadded the piccolo with R5 "zip" pads. Now sing like a nightingale: thin, clear, focused.
I would think that it sings more like an "Oriole". :D

So, back at the outset of your adventure, I probably should have suggested that step 1 is to make sure the piccolo plays well before you operate on it. Glad things worked out.

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 Post subject: Re: Old "piccolo" flute
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Feadoggie wrote:
I would think that it sings more like an "Oriole".


ehm... yes: is a little bit... "oriolish" :lol: but sings quiet and clear and this is a small success, for me.
But now, sure that the stuff works well, i can try to make another fipple in delrin or other material. It was fun but is not enough!
Thanks, feadoggie

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 Post subject: Re: Old "piccolo" flute
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Congratulations! I cannot tell if you have retained the tuning slide or if you have fastened the
Susato fipple directly to the tuning barrel. Have you played it against a tuner yet? How does it
compare to a tuning of A-440 Hz?

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an seanduine wrote:
Congratulations! I cannot tell if you have retained the tuning slide or if you have fastened the
Susato fipple directly to the tuning barrel. Have you played it against a tuner yet? How does it
compare to a tuning of A-440 Hz?

Bob


Thanks Bob!
Not yet played with a tuner ( i need a microphone :puppyeyes: ). Anyway i think this picture explains all: i sawed the original embochure at the proper lenght, then slightly machined to assemble the fipple on it. A small teflon tape completed the work.
I dislike the brown color of the fipple even if perfect in size more, after playing some tunes, i think that i should build another fipple. This one sounds, but i want to experiment something else.

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