Hey guys! today was my birthday, and as a gift, my sister bought me a $100 Mastercard gift card. While thinking of what i would do with my new-found "wealth", i stumbled upon an old memory from about a year ago. My teacher is a clarinet and sax player, and we were having a discussion about doubling. This was when i first picked up the Eb clarinet. I remembered him saying that "once i'm on the right track with clarinet, we should work on my flute chops." apparently, he was also a flute player/teacher. He said the flute isn't "the most difficult instrument in the world" and he said "if you really plan to make a living through music, it makes sense to play as many of the basic winds as you can." which got me thinking about starting flute. I slowly forgot about the idea and figured i would concentrate more on clarinet. Now im back, and im staring at an Etude Student Flute on WWBW for exactly $99. This instrument has gotten nothing but great reviews as far as i could find. "perfect for the beginning flautist". what should i do? I am a clarinet freak- i play Bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, and Eb clarinet. I used to play saxophone, but dropped it after i lost interest in jazz. I have the money. what should i do?? i feel like i may be thinking about this simply because i'm bored and have nothing better to do, or maybe it's seriously a good investment to start doubling flute. I think it would make more sense to put the money towards an A clarinet, which usually cost around $1000. any ideas??