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fipple for 1/2 inch pvc pipe
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Author:  Timo [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:48 pm ]
Post subject:  fipple for 1/2 inch pvc pipe


I'm new to this forum. I'm having a go at building a seven-tube overtoned flute/multi-whistle out of 1/2 inch pvc pipe. I'm looking for a source for fipples that I can attach to the pipes. The point of this project is to construct an instrument similar to those played by the Brazilian group UAKTI. Any idea where I can obtain my fipples?



Author:  Tunborough [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: fipple for 1/2 inch pvc pipe

Are you looking for fipple blocks, or entire mouthpieces? For fipple blocks, the usual practice is to sand down a piece of 1/2 inch wooden dowel until it fits inside the pipe.

Author:  AaronFW [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: fipple for 1/2 inch pvc pipe

I think I know what instrument you are talking about based on my knowledge of South American flutes, but I cannot find a picture of the correct flute from UAKTI. Regardless, it may be easier to make your own fipple. I myself haven’t looked for suppliers of fipples but typically build my own when trying to emulate world flutes. If you end up wanting advice on making a fipple, I may be able to help with that.

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