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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:54 pm 
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If anyone has an F flute in delrin that they might like to part with, please give me a shout.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:25 am 
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:15 pm 
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I just heard from Dave Copley that he and his son are working on a batch of D and F flutes in delrin, and should have one available in just a few weeks.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:14 pm 
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My new Copley F in delrin. It's sweet, but a different animal altogether. That upper register is challenging!
I understand that Dave's son Alan was instrumental in the project. Having Dave as a mentor couldn't possibly hurt.
Well, I was going to post a photo, but couldn't figure it out. It looks just like a Copley F flute.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:18 pm 
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The challenge is good for you.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:23 am 
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It took all of about a day and a half to "get it". The F requires much more of an ab workout.

As Dave himself mentioned in an email... "Yes, a very different experience from playing a D flute. The basic design is a copy of a late 1800's flute made by Hawkes and Son and owned by John Skelton. John describes playing the F as "pushing the air in rather than blowing"."

And as my playing consists mostly of accompanying movie and t.v. soundtracks in the evening, this F flute has just doubled my playing time.


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