"I too have a Forbes Delrin keyless flute. It booms out the low D wonderfully, and I really like playing it. I also have a Delrin 6-keyed Seery flute, and it responds very differently to the Forbes, having a beautiful sweet…"
"Biscuits with crux in them? mmm... sounds like a tasty, crunchy recipe.
My mate, when we were boys, once bought a lump of fake, synthetic dog poo to leave on the living room carpet. It looked very realistic but it certainly smelled better than the…"
"I also (try to) play the Northumbrian smallpipes and the set I have (by Dave Shaw) is made from lovely natural materials, i.e. wood, brass and leather. There is something wonderful about the cobbler's-shop smell when I open the case and the…"
"I am loving the discussion by the way. The more information/opinion the better. Plus I just like to "hear" people talk about flutes! This site definitely needs more discussions. I may have to start some of my own."
"I am a fellow flute player totally smashed by all the different opinions out there as I also try to upgrade from my Casey Burns folk flute. I love my CBFF, however, I cannot tune it and it is missing a little bit of power. As I gain more experience,…"
"Never underestimate the placebo effect!
At the end of the day it's what *you* hear and feel, and are happy with :)
I had a uilleann piper friend drop his jaw to the floor when trying out one of Andreas Rogges Delrin chanters. He still plays his…"
"But there is one important point that you are overlooking. I paid Euro2600 for a six-key Pratten-style flute in Blackwood from a famous maker. So now I have to believe that a cheaper flute in Delrin could not possibly be as good. No amount of…"
"I think the reason is that wood *is* a "nicer" material, more traditional, more attractive etc etc, besides, the work involved in making a flute out of Delrin vs a wooden one is identical, the only difference really is that you can do all…"
"As for the Pepsi challenge, it's difficult. It would be better if the same tune was played on both clips and if the recording equipment was not overloaded and therefore clipping. But the point is well taken that both sound to be very good…"