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What is your alto flute set up?

Discussion in 'Alto flute' started by Roger Aldridge, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Roger Aldridge

    Roger Aldridge Composer in Residence Distinguished Member

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    I'm using a Dimedici alto flute with a solid silver curved head joint. I'm quite happy with it. The Dimedici has a beautiful quality of sound and I find it to be especially impressive with its fullness and clarity in the high range.
     
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    DiMedici

    I too have a DiMedici curved head alto. I'm very impressed with the low end. I have not as yet mastered the tone in the second and third octaves. I'm still working on the head and neck positions. Any advice?
     
  3. saxplayer1004

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    Artley with straight headjoint. 109xxx
     
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    deMedici with a straight joint...
     
  5. Heckelphone

    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Alto flute

    Emerson, with straight head.
     
  6. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Erm... do I detect a trending toward straight head alto flutes here? :cool:
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I detect a trending toward alto flute :).
     
  8. Groovekiller

    Groovekiller Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Gemeinhardt - Straight head
     
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    Gemeinhardt - I have both straight and curved solid silver heads. I prefer the straight one for tone and intonation. I can hear myself a little better with the curved hj but I also get hand cramps in short order when using it vs the straight.
     
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    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    In the flute world...

    ...one must suffer for their art...
     
  11. Mojo

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    I have had a straight Silver head Gemm for 25+ years. Played it some yesterday for a memorial service. I have some muscle problems so I am in some pain today. I'm OK with my Jupiter bass flute so I'm considering a curved head alto now. Hardly use either but it would be nice to enjoy them when I do.

    Any recommendations for curved head altos? Lots of no name Asian ones out there. I would be inclined to get a Jupiter, Gemm, or Dean Yang based on what I have read. $1500 price point. How about Allora?
     
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