Need a 'Crown' for a Yamaha Flute

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  1. tharruff

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    Hello,

    Yesterday, I bought a Yamaha Flute which is to be given to one my wife's students, and it is missing the cap to the head joint which I have been told is called the 'crown'.

    Would anyone happen to have one laying around that they would sell ?

    Or perhaps a headjoint that is damaged beyond repair that the crown could be scavenged from ?

    Please either reply to this thread or send PM.

    The Flute is certainly playable 'as is' but we want to make it look nice for the girl.

    Thank you.
     
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    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    The best advice would be to go to your local repair shop and see if they have a new or used one in stock or can order one for you.
     
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  4. tharruff

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    Crown

    @Pete...apparently you must be a dealer to order...when I tried to order it, I was asked to provide a dealer number...

    @jbt...there is no 'local' music store that close by to my house. The nearest one (about 25 miles away) closed last year. I was hoping to find a crown rolling around in somebody's drawer that I could buy through the forum.

    I'll keep snooping around.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Almost any repairer can probably get this part for you. Contact some repairers to check, I'm sure some can sell this online.
     
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    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    I do have a Yamaha crown. Fate has it, however, that a whole flute is attached to it. :)
     
  8. simso

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    Did you find one, if not PM me, I have a draw with about 3-400 of them in it (used), pay postage and all is good
     
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    I would imagine he found one by now. This thread is over two years old. :???:
     
  10. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    I once tried to order a new saxophone case from Yamaha. Back in the days of long distance telephone charges and no "internet" per se, I made call after unreturned call to the Yamaha mothership before I became bored/frustrated with the whole process.

    Then, when the internet became reality for us in the middle of nowhere, I bought a brand new case for a YBS-52, apparently for a horn fitted with a floor peg like some sort of mutant bass clarinet. Apparently someone had bought a new horn, put the horn in a horn bag, and decided to make a few bucks in return by moving the case.

    Dealing with musical instrument firms is a lot less productive these days than when I bought most of my instruments back in the 1960-1970 period.
     
  11. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't know how many of today's baris are being sold with pegs, but I know that the Buffet S1 had it. Probably the S3, too.

    I don't think I'd like to play bari like a bass clarinet, but different strokes 'n' stuff ....
     
  12. tharruff

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    Yes, I found one shortly after posting...I guess that I should have updated...
     
  13. simso

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    Cool.

    I simply browsed this part of the forum and found your topic as the most recent post at the top of the page, I had not looked to see how long ago it was that you had started the topic. I assumed it was recent.

    Good to see you have one, nothing more disconcerting than a piece missing, it effects not only how it looks but how we play and feel about the instrument as well.
     

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