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Review: M&E Flutes

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Sarah the flute 12 Nov 03 - 03:51 AM
Sarah the flute 12 Nov 03 - 08:40 AM
Clinton Hammond 12 Nov 03 - 12:19 PM
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GUEST,nutty 12 Nov 03 - 06:35 PM
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Subject: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 03:51 AM

I have just received my new M&E polymer flute which will at last allow me to get my old wooden one repaired. I need to tell the world about it because it is BRILLIANT! It is based on a Rudall and Rose and has 6 keys. It is really easy to play in all registers and keeps in tune beautifully. Being polymer it will withstand all temperatures dropping on the floor and dunking in your Guinness so I am reliably informed. I even got a free CD of the maker Michael Cronnolly playing one. It has got a lovely tone and is louder than a wooden flute. I am thrilled and would heartily recommend one to anyone thinking of buying a good session flute.

Cheers
Sarah


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 08:40 AM

Oh and it only took 1 week from order to delivery


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 12:19 PM

URL for more information?


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 04:01 PM

http://www.irishflutes.net/

not sure how to make it turn blue - not that techie yet!
Oh and you can do a good old British Pounds cheque not euros or dollars as it says on the website. It's just a bit worrying that you have to send off the money with no guarantee that you'll get the flute - a bit laid back but it's fine. You can ring them up and chat first.


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: GUEST,nutty
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 06:35 PM

Don't want to spoil your enjoyment, but after reading an internet page about diy flutes of standard US domestic water pipe, I made one in half an hour. Next I made one with both the G and D sticks - they work fine, and cost me about 4 US dollars. The nice thing about making yer own is tuning it like you would expect an expensive instrument to sound.

Fancy bits can be added - like the lip rest, the top ferule/cap etc. All these are made from pipe fittings.

The sound is BTW very nice for something that costs less than a burger and fries.

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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 03:40 AM

OK nutty send one to me and I'll compare!!!! (oh I'll send you a big mac and fries in return - hee hee!)

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 01:59 PM

What's the url for the DIY flutes? My first keyless flute was purchased on e-bay for $35...pvc pipe covered with wood grained contact paper. Intonation was excellent and the tone was quite acceptable. I now have a rosewood one that sounds better...but at 10x the price. It would be fun to make one in G.


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: GUEST,KateG at work
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 03:58 PM

Oops. The guest asking about DIY flutes was me. Forgot this computer is cookie-less.


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: GUEST,nutty
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 08:28 PM

Ok this is one site I found after I made my first water-pipe flute.

http://www.cwo.com/~ph_kosel/flutomat.html

Try making your first model in the key of G as the lower pitches are a harder to blow if you are not already as expert player.


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 03:35 AM

DIY fun then !!!!


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Subject: RE: Review: M&E Flutes
From: KateG
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for the URL...DIY fun indeed!


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