Where can i get a flugel?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Rambo Chick, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

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    I'm looking to buy a new flugel and i just don't know where or who has a decent range of them for me to try out-it has to be the right one. Can anyone point me in the direction of retailers who might be able to help me out?

    iv already looked on Band Supplies and Normans but there isn't a great range or much information there.

    :?:
     
  2. jameshowell

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  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    Yea and we've recently just had a thread on instruments... scroll down a bit or it'll be on next page in this forum.... theres various links people have put on there

    ;-)
     
  4. foxyflug

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    Ring Glyn Williams at Fred Rhodes (0161 620 5899) and ask if you can try a Courtois. (www.fredrhodes.com)

    I love mine!

    Foxy @ Fodens Richardson Band
     
  5. davidwalton

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    Yes, I love my 2 as well :)

    Fred Rhodes post intruments to try out (they did for me), and Glyn is very helpful.
     
  6. flugelgal

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    I love our band Courtois. If I could afford one I'd buy my own. :D
     
  7. Dawnys_flug

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    I love my Courtois too!
     
  8. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

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    Ask Elin (twigglet!) she apparently found a great shop in London. Spent 2 hours playing in there 8)
     
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  10. Thirteen Ball

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    What's this then? You gotta have a new toy cos mark bust his trombone and got a nice shiny new one?

    Girlfriend's perogative not to be left out of anything I suppose!

    Thank God I don't have to buy a bass.... :shock:
     
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    Wasn't Phil Parker's was it? Great shop that just off Baker Street :D
     
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  13. cornetgirl

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    The Courtois is a lovely instrument - but I found it quite heavy and after a long gig I started having problems with shoulder pain, so if you have any back / neck injuries bear that in mind.

    I bought my flugel from Harrogate - bit of money doing it up and I now have a beautiful Strad!

    Rach x
     
  14. jameshowell

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    Also worth a look are the Taylor Trumpets, they are beautiful instruments, and you can customise them how you like. I've never looked back since getting my Taylor London trumpet, and am hoping in the future to get a cornet and flugel from him.
     
  15. groovy

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    Although you have dismissed Band Supplies, my brother and I got instruments from them. They were extremely helpful and got two brand new instruments ordered in for us (including a Selmer paris flug for bro which he loves, might be worth a try.) We were able to have them on trial for a few weeks and then we could just send away the paperwork to buy them. Good luck finding your instrument!
     
  16. noddy

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    I would agree with you. Band Supplies in Scotland have always been helpful anytime I have dealt with them and I've ordered mouthpieces online from the Leeds Shop without any probs. Hope you find what you're looking for. :bounce
     
  17. Rambo Chick

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    ok thanks for the advice-il give band supplies a bell :)
     
  18. lynchie

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    I don't know if Myatts (www.myatts.co.uk) do flugels, but if they do, I'd give them a look. They're generally cheaper than most, and the guys there are really friendly and helpful about everything!
     
  19. flugelgal

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  20. lynchie

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    errr... maybe... or maybe I just like tombstones... :oops:
     
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