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Has anyone ever tried to be conned by a music shop

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#16 ellie_the_little_elephant


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 22:10

If you are considering open holes then a new open-hole flute will probably come with a set of plugs (little plastic discs that fit into the holes and seal them off, turning it into a closed hole flute) already in place, or you could ask the shop to include a set of plugs if it’s a second-hand flute.

To take them out you usually just push them gently into the flute with the end of a pencil or your little finger-tip, then tip the flute up to slide them down the tube into your hand/the case/table etc... The plugs are identical so it doesn’t matter which one goes into which hole!

If it helps, buying a flute is actually no different to buying a new dining table or even a car - if that’s the one you want then actually what you’re doing is making it more popular and even if you only wanted it to display on a shelf, gathering dust, the shop and the flute-maker has gained something by you buying it.
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