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Need a 'Crown' for a Yamaha Flute

#1
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.
 

jbtsax

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#2
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.
 

pete

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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.
 

pete

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SOTSDO

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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.
 

pete

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#11
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.
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 ....
 
#13
Yes, I found one shortly after posting...I guess that I should have updated...
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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