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QUOTE(Rick McDaniel @ Aug 13 2017, 02:48 PM) *
Is that one from a long horn?


Ooo! That would be a flute to have!


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QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ Aug 13 2017, 02:53 PM) *
Ooo! That would be a flute to have!


Rick & Tootie,

I guess that "low" is a relative term. The flute I am making for John is a B3, to be more exact. It's low for a horn flute (gemshorn), but it's not in the bass range.

I have tried making bass gemshorn flutes from longhorn cattle but encountered some problems. They had harmonic problems that made them try to play in both the #3 and #4 octaves; very unstable. But then, that was when I was pretty new at the craft. Plus, I've learned a couple of tricks since then for making bass gemshorns. I haven't tried one recently because longhorn caps are hard to find and pretty expensive.

I reckon it's about time to try again, if I can located some longhorn material! Hook em'!🤘


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