rogervj’s twelve comments

  • Re: Instrument sales

    I’ve posted items for sale here and on C&F. I’ve had luck selling on them. It is a step in selling that avoids fees associated with Ebay. I have successfully sold there as well, a much bigger audience. You have to boost the prices to cover the cost. more…

  • Re: What makes a trad tune a “New England” tune?

    I attended the Northern Roots Festival in Brattleboro, Vermont in March. Of all the tunes that were played in the 2 sessions that I participated in, only 3 of perhaps 30 tunes were strictly Irish Trad tunes. There was much blending of styles and genres. more…

  • Vintage Settimio Soprani piano accordion for sale

    Vintage Settimio Soprani piano accordion for sale. Very good condition. Recently tuned with a new case. Lovely +10 musette. LMM. Light scratching on body appropriate for age. Climate controlled storage. I never gigged with it. more…

  • Re: Torrified wood for flutes?

    Excellent points Mark M and Will, I hadn't thought about the dollar and cents reasons why this process is used. I don't think that micro-waving would be the same as torrification though. The question remains open, how does this wood sound in comparison to... more…

  • Re: Torrified wood for flutes?

    I know that Windward flutes is making a torrefied maple and some whistle makers have been using it. http://windwardflutes.com/maple.html more…

  • Torrified wood for flutes?

    Are any flutemakers out there willing to discuss using torrified wood in the making of their flutes? Have you tried it? Are you thinking of trying it? Would this process be beneficial to the stability of the wood in the case of a flute? How about the soun... more…

  • Re: Budget Irish Flute for semi-beginning

    As a beginner two years ago I went with the Walt Sweet Shannon. It has turned out to be equal to my learning curve. The better I get the better it sounds. Probably true for any instrument but the quality for the price can't be beat. I'll keep saving for t... more…

  • Re: Best guitar I can get for £650 or under.

    Buy used and make sure you play it before buying (or can return it). You will stretch your cash greatly by picking up an older instrument. Especially if it is 10 years old and less than 20 years old. The sweet spot before players start to consider them "v... more…

  • Re: stretches for flutists?

    Being a guitarist I don't have that problem with my Shannon. I am new to the flute though and am curious what you think of your Shannon? I am 300 or 400 hours into mine and it still hasn't been a barrier to my learning. I never hear what more experienced ... more…

  • Re: (Low to midpriced) flutes - Sources , sellers or just advice.

    Nothing wrong with the Shannon, but I don't have enough experience with flutes to know it's limits. I'm still exploring mine 🙂 Having played many guitars I know enough to know when one is good, or at least won't impede me. That is my essential question ... more…