Larry Krantz Flute Pages: FLUTE Equipment Survey
FLUTE Equipment Survey
This informal survey was intended for but not limited to members of the FLUTE list.
The survey ran from September 27, 1998 to October 31, 1998
Survey was conducted and statistics compiled by Larry Krantz
All respondents will remain anonymous.
There were 179 respondents to the survey.


RESULTS

The 179 respondents report owning 555 different instruments:
179 primary Boehm flutes
144 secondary Boehm flutes
143 piccolos
45 alto flutes
9 bass flutes
36 pre-Boehm flutes

For the ONE Boehm Flute in C which you own and use most then:
number in ( ) signifies the number of responses
Survey Question Responses
Flute Make:
(177 flutes listed)
Altus (6)
Armstrong (3)
Artley (2)
Brannen (23)
Dean (1)
Emerson (1)
Eppler (1)
Gemeinhardt (14)
Geoffrey (1)
Goosman (2)
Green (1)
Hammig (2)
Haynes (22)
George Haynes (1)
Haynes Schwelm (1)
Hoffinger (1)
Hutton (1)
Jupiter (3)
Lacy (1)
Louis Lot (1)
Lusk (1)
Ludwig (1)
Lunn (1)
Mateki (1)
McDougall (2)
Miyazawa (6)
Moore (2)
Muramatsu (9)
Pearl (6)
Phoenix (1)
Sankyo (11)
Powell (25)
Rudall Carte (1)
Vito (1)
Wimberly (1)
Yamaha (22)
Flute Tube Material: Cocuswood (1)
Silver (134)
Silver Plate (17)
Gold Plate (6)
9K Gold (4)
10K Gold (2)
14K Gold (6)
Aurumite (8)
Wood (1)
Flute Tube Thickness: .011 (2)
.012 (1)
.013 (1)
.014 (20)
.015 (4)
.016 (33)
.017 (2)
.018 (14)
.019 (1)
Headjoint Make: Same as flute (130)
Abel (1)
Altus (1)
Arista (1)
Bigio (1)
Brannen (3)
Burkhart-Phelan (2)
Drelinger (14)
Faulissi (1)
Flutemakers of Australia (1)
Goosman (1)
Hoving (1)
James (2)
Kooimans (1)
Korejelos (1)
Lafin (1)
Lopatin (1)
McLauchlan (3)
Oxley (2)
Pearl (1)
Powel (3)
Sankyo (1)
Sheridan (4)
Woodlight (1)
Headjoint Tube Material: Silver (80)
Wood (4)
Nickel (1)
Silver Plate (5)
9K Gold (7)
10K Gold (4)
14K Gold Plate (3)
14K Gold (9)
Silver - Gold Plate bore (1)
Gold (5)
Platinum (3)
Auru;mite (5)
Karritium (3)
Headjoint Tube Thickness: .011 (2)
.012 (6)
.013 (1)
.014 (18)
.015 (2)
.016 (19)
.017 (1)
.018 (1)
Lip Plate Material
(if different from head):
Silver (3)
Gold (8)
9K Gold (1)
10K Gold (4)
18K Gold (2)
Gold air reed (2)
Gold Plate (1)
Riser Material
(if different from head):
Silver (2)
Gold (19)
10K Gold (4)
14K Gold (6)
Platinum (4)
Open or Closed Hole: Open Hole (151) - Closed Hole (28)
Offset/In Line G: Offset (78) - In Line (98)
Pointed/Plateau Keywork: Pointed (105) - Plateau (58)
Split E: Yes (34)
C# trill: Yes (53)
Left Hand Low C#/B key: Yes (7)
B foot/C foot/Both: C foot (42)
B foot (113)
Both (11)
Convertible (2)
Gizmo: Yes (100)
Open/Closed G#: Open G# (6)
Standard/Reversed Thumb Bb: Reversed Bb (3) - Both (1)
Pitch to which
scale is manufactured
439 (1)
440 (58)
442 (78)
444 (4)
446 (2)
Other construction
features or attachments:
*Bigio Crown & Stopper (3)
*Plate & Stopper
*Mulga wood crown
*Brogger mechanik & acoustic (8)
*G insert or donut (5)
*converted to open hole (2)
*converted to open G-sharp
*RH cluster moved 2mm closer to body
*Bo-pep thumb piece (2)
*Clifton Cluster on foot-joint
*pinless mechanism
*mole form cushion for left hand
*seamed tube (2)
*C# extension
*extensions on A and B keys
*swivel extension on G# key
*John Lunn angled foot joint cluster keys
*McKenna Custom Gem Stone Crown
*Split E with a clutch
*C# trill key touchpiece
*long spatula on G# key (2)
*D# roller (10)
*tube inserted to upper c# hole
*body shortened
*rose gold rings and crown
*10K Gold Crown
*undercut tone hole
*gold springs
*ribless, pillars mounted on collars
*thumb key customized: increase radius of curvature
*higher riser than original
*embochure hole widened
*headjoint shortened
*thumb made larger and flatter for thumb ease
*C key raised for comfort (2)
*Dr. Scholls rubber foam for L.H. comfort
*Closed to open G# conversion
*C# relocated
*F# trill key added
*Bb switched
*right-hand B to C trill lever
*G# lever extended (2)
*extension keys added to a and g
*footjoint keys slanted
*gizmo moved to the left of normal
*pinless mechanism left hand only
*open Eb
*spuds unsoldered
*leather pads floated in like sax pads
*aluminum resonators
*plug in the G key
*G to A trill
Other Boehm C Flutes:
(95 flutes listed)
Almeida (1)
Armstrong (12)
Artley (5)
Brannen (5)
Bundy (2)
Cooper (1)
Deford (1)
Dean (1)
Emerson (2)
Fajardo (1)
Flutemakers Guild (3)
Gemeinhardt (15) Rittershausen (2)
Philharmonic (1)
Rudall Carte Rudall (2)
Potter (1)
Sankyo (6)
Selmer (4)
Wessel (3)
Yamaha (26)
Zentner (1)
Do you own a Piccolo?: Yes (127)
Piccolo make:
(142 piccolos listed)
Ambassador (1)
Armstrong (5)
Artley (5)
Brannen (10)
Bundy Db (1)
Burkhart (4)
Cloos (1)
Emerson (3)
Gemeinhardt (15)
Hammig (5)
Hardy (2)
Haynes (5)
Jupiter (2)
Mdhhnert (1)
Mueller (1)
Moore (1)
Weissman (4)
Opperman (5)
Penzel (1)
Powell (5)
Rudall Carte (1)
Seaman (9)
The Woodwind (1)
Yamaha (34)
Zentner (21)
Alto Flute Make:
(45 alto flutes listed)
Altus (4)
Artley (5)
Armstrong (11)
Di Medici (1)
Emerson (3)
Gemeinhardt (3)
James (4)
Moennig (4)
Muramatsu (3)
Miyazawa (1)
Opperman (1)
Parrot (1)
Powell (1)
Sankyo (1)
Yamaha (1)
old chinese (1)
Bass Flute Make:
(9 bass flutes listed)
Altus (2)
Armstrong (3)
Artley (1)
Emerson (2)
Kingma (1)
pre-Boehm Flutes:
(36 pre-Boehm flutes listed)
19th century germanic
glass Irish flute
unknown German maker
Richard Hahn one-key Grenzer copy
Clemm 6-key
Aulos
Grenser
Cloos 6-keyed wooden flute (3)
Mollenhauer
Wisniewski
anonymous (German) 8-keyed wooden conical bore
Folkers & Powell (3)
Rudolf Tutz
Cameron
C. Kruspe
M.J.H.Kessels
Tilburg
J. Thibouville-Lamy piccolo
Klingson piccolo
Peter Noy
T. H. Prescott copy of Grenser traverso
Sam Murray Rottenburgh replica travers
Weemals Rottenburg copy
German copies of Hotteterre- and Quantz-Type
anonymous 8 key after Rudall & Rose
Rod Cameron copy of a Boxwood Grenser
Jules Gerard
Wm. Hall and Son
Folkers and Powell denner reproduction
Peter Noy Renaissance
Swiss 6 key
Robert
Meyer
one key Grenzer copy
Teacher/Professional Player/Amateur Teacher (92) - Player (66) - Amateur (90)

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