I DO love your tubes
- how is it that someone like me - who has played for a million years
- can have such a revolution. I have played professionally for the last
30 years and now will change to your tubes.
I can say that I definitely
like your refits. I notice definite more ease in being able to get certain
notes in tune without so much more drastic embochure changes (i.e. my
Bb that tends to be a bit lower than the surronding notes). You are right
about a greater consistency in the quality of the registers.
Your tubes are just
better. I can say that for sure now, after having used them for over a
Just a note to let
you know I got the tubes, and have since made a couple of reeds. My first
impression is very positive — I am really surprised by the difference
these tubes make! The sound is noticeably smoother and a lot of 'problem
notes' such as G# above the staff and low C# now sound noticeably more
consistent. I'll be sure to order more in the future. The workmanship
and quality of the design is superb as well. You have made cork tubes
The reeds show improved
low register articulation, balanced resistance, nice sound! and all the
good things you mention on the homepage. My husband (professional flutist)
loves the new tubes. He thinks that the tubes improve the intonation stability,
sound and more.
I Ordered some tube
refits from you last October. Out of all the innovations that I tried
at that time (yours, and tubes from other manufacturers), I was most impressed
with yours. The fit, the durability, the resonance, and the weight of
these tubes are perfect.
... I did get a chance
to whip up a reed in the hour between coming home and the rehearsal I
had that night and was impressed with the result (as was the really great
player sitting next to me). I
have further adjusted the reed after that and am really amazed at the
difference this has made in response, control and simply what can be done
in working with the cut of the reed. Everything is so stable and solid.
And because of the even response this provides, there is a noticeable
increase in technical facility through the range of the horn.