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very, very nice playing and very nice invention (how much does it cost?) , have you thought to make a similar arrangement to allow a reed to be played on a flute? Kohlert has such a gizmo in the past.
 

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I se that you done this already, the only " problem" is that the connection tube would beed to be curved.

I am interested in both " gizmos" , how about thalikn price here?
 

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the fipple headjoint that I have bough from Martin is really a lot of fun. The sound is reminiscent of a recorder and it is definitely a nice addition to one's flute
 

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the fipple headjoint that I have bough from Martin is really a lot of fun. The sound is reminiscent of a recorder and it is definitely a nice addition to one's flute
Is that the straight one or the bent one ? I've just bought one from Martin via eBay and am looking forward to getting it.

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I got the bent one, made of two metals (copper and something else) , plum wood and carbon fibre.

Maybe the straight one is better acoustically but I don't think it would have been better ergonomically.

The straight one looks uncomfortable because you have to stretch your arms quite a bit (which would enhance the problem which I will have to solve of needing two thumb rests of some sort, Martin doesn't seem to have addressed this problem yet while Maarten from the flutelab has

http://www.flutelab.com

he has addressed this problem in his own way (but I would like it to be ever so slightly more elegant, perhaps also in some fruitwood?)

 

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another video from Martin and his fipple, I am enjoying mine very much
 

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Milandro, how is playing up in the 3rd octave?
 

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I am afraid that I limit myself to two octaves at the best of times on flute or recorder with the occasional overblown note here and there. I am not the best person to comment on the extension of the instrument really. I have been playing it also relatively little because this is a very busy time of the year for me and I I get half an hour of practice time a day I tend to use most of it to practice a bit of saxophone.
 

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I don't think Martin has gone forward with the production of those straight fipples which probably are easier to make
 

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Martin seems to be an excellent player, and the sound is really quite nice. But at the end of the day a fipple with its fixed jet configuration has serious disadvantages as compared to a normal embouchure, which is the main reason that flutes knocked recorders out of the baroque orchestra.
 

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yes, but a lot of fun nevertheless ,besides it offers also a different sound which is similar but yet different enough from the flute to justify having bought it.
It is not a massive investment after all!
 

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the sound of the first 3 octaves is always very pleasant:)
 

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I have a question for Martin. Some time ago you had more videos up and among them there was one with a fipple for a piccolo flute what happened to it and have you ever made those fipples past the prototype?
 

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the sound of the first 3 octaves is always very pleasant:)
Sounds very good. Seems like the only thing really missing is a good piano up high.
 

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I contacted him and bought one of these last year (I've always struggled with voicing the flute!) and it is very good. I'm still struggling to find a good solution for the thumb-hook though. I bought a metal clarinet thumb-hook but I'm having problems fixing it on adequately.
 

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I liked the system on kymarto metal shakuachi but it would require some soldering I was thinking of making something with sugru
 

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A good thumb-rest would maybe the snap on thumb-rests that Susato sells for their whistles and recorders.
 
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