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 Recommendations for Doubler?
Author: straykat 
Date:   2016-01-03 02:51

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I am primarily a clarinet player but play a whole slew of other instruments. I have very limited experience with the flute and am looking for recommendations on a flute for me to use in pit orchestra (community theatre, not professional)? I've been searching around and found the following three that I'm potentially interested in:

1) Azumi AZ-Z2RBO. offset G, and B footjoint (I assume you could tell that from the model number though, hahaha, as I'm guessing that it what the O and B stand for in the number)

2) Lyric LA-1. offset G and B footjoint

3) Yamaha XT-1. offset G, B footjoint and split E.

All three are used and within $200 of each other. Which would you recommend? Also feel free to make other suggestions if I'm way off course.

Thanks for your help!!!

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 Re: Recommendations for Doubler?
Author: KenJarczyk 2017
Date:   2016-01-24 04:13

If these are your only choices, all 3 are quite similar in quality.

The Azumi will probably have the best headjoint. That will give a better sound.

The Yamaha is probably the most solid. They're built very well, if facing "life in the theater pit" it will probably be the best choice.

Lyric flutes are an okay all-around use flute.

Ken Jarczyk
Woodwind Guy
Clarinets, Saxophones and I own several Flutes.

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 Re: Recommendations for Doubler?
Author: matt_lin18 
Date:   2016-05-09 00:24

The Lyric is a similar concept to the Azumi. Professional handcut head joint on an okayish body. The Azumi headjoints are by Altus and the Lyrics one are from Miyazawa. The Altus Z cut head joints are very powerful and loud, which might be nice in the pit.

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