The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61733   Message #1066719
Posted By: GUEST
06-Dec-03 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Jacob's Wooden Flutes
Subject: RE: Jacob's Wooden Flutes
I make plastic flutes in G and D - 2 piece same top part.

They sound fine, and compare very well with the sound of the flutes I used hear in my teen years - thats way before the Chieftains arrived. Then there would be dozens of them about our house - an Irtrad lunatic asylum - and at the time I used run a mile to get away from it.

Later my pennywhistle pretty beat up I decided to get a tootler. The price about made me fall through the floor - there used be a black ebony two piece in the cupboard of my parents house for decades, and as I recall instruments would manya time be traded for half a weeks wages - today 150 maybe.

So instead of throwing more money away I decided to make one out of waste pipe. It was horrible and I had to remake it several times but in the end I had a low Bb that sounded very nice but was real slow

I lager graduated to finer things..

Price umm around the 47 buck range for the G and the combo would be close to 100 - combos have both the G and D stick so are real neat for the beginner who wants to ease into mainstream Irtrad.

The sound is about the same as the ebony flute but IT MUST NOT be oiled or messed with. In fact just rinsing these instruments with water is more than enough.