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Re: [Native Flute Woodworking] SAC

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  • kuzinbruce
    A flute being made a certain way, or a maker that makes a flute a certain doesn t necessarily equate to all flutes being made that way sounding or working the
    Message 1 of 58 , Mar 20, 2013
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      A flute being made a certain way, or a maker that makes a flute a certain
      doesn't necessarily equate to all flutes being made that way sounding or
      working the same.
      The biggest downsides I've found in a bored or reduced size SAC is less
      area to hold condensation and a the lessor 'delay' a larger compression
      chamber can give. Some of most excellent flutes/makers can have a sac of either
      dimensions, some marginal flutes/makers can as well.
      The question, as are most questions asked about flute making, is answered
      by the individual making the flute and how they work all the components of
      their flute. No one component stands alone.

      Want to know how a smaller SAC will effect your flute, make a flute with
      a smaller SAC. The answer few folks starting out want to hear, the best
      advice they can be given IMHO...
      Kuz


      In a message dated 3/20/2013 8:52:19 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
      jaymecarl@... writes:

      I have two flute I bought from High Spirits. They were bored, not routed.
      They do not have a SAC either. They definatley have a different feel to
      them while playing, however, I like the two chambered flute sound better. Carl
      > To: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
      > From: davidlabreallen@...
      > Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:22:21 -0400
      > Subject: Re: [Native Flute Woodworking] SAC
      >
      > I have made many flutes with a smaller diameter SAC than the bore. The
      size
      > of the SAC and width of the flue will determine how much back pressure
      you
      > experience as a player. It works like a SAC even it is a straight bored
      > hole. If you are blowing right into the flue itself, then it is more
      like
      > a recorder with no SAC.
      >
      > David A
      >
      >
      > On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:21 AM, rnrjeffre <rnrjeffre@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > What length is standard for slow air chamber?Those of you who route
      your
      > > blanks have you ever routed the bore larger than the slow air chamber?
      I
      > > saw a Visio of Russ wolf where he used a gun bore to drill the blank
      -he
      > > did the bore then flipped the Blank and drilled the mouth hole strait
      to
      > > the plug.It appeared it didn't have a slow air chamber.Is that even
      > > possible? Bob
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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    • Brent Adams
      I agree on the size of their “breath hole” possibly trying to “make up for” a separate SAC. I have a couple of High Spirits flutes as well. Mine are
      Message 58 of 58 , Mar 20, 2013
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        I agree on the size of their “breath hole” possibly trying to “make up for”
        a separate SAC.

        I have a couple of High Spirits flutes as well. Mine are not from the
        “Signature Series” but from their regular offerings. They are newer models.
        I’m pretty happy with them. They seem decently priced and pretty durable. (I
        need durability due to playing for Boy Scout, Order of the Arrow ceremonies
        which are outdoors in all kinds of weather and in rugged camping
        situations.) They have a different response than the ones I’m making
        (split, routed, glued, etc.). They seem to not have as much
        “delay”……….meaning that they react quicker to any change of breath pressure
        than mine. However….I’m intentionally making mine with a little more
        “back-pressure” (smaller breath hole….about 7/32”) and I think that ,
        combined with a larger SAC, makes my flutes a little “mellower”, but also
        less “responsive” to subtle breath changes or tonguing techniques.



        From what I’ve read…..they do make their “Signature Series” with a larger
        diameter SAC, and glue a plug in place for the “wall”. Someday I hope to get
        one of these as well. I’m not very crazy about the price on these though. J
        I’m pretty frugal….that’s one reason I started making flutes.



        just my thoughts



        Brent

        From: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        [mailto:nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark Bailey
        Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:39 PM
        To: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [Native Flute Woodworking] SAC





        I have a couple of High Spirit bored flutes. The standard one is like
        mentioned below, but the Signature Series one has a good size SAC. No doubt
        the Signature Series sounds better (awesome actually). The standard one is
        not the greatest, but still pretty decent. I’m guessing he makes the mouth
        hole to plug bore extra large (3/8” diameter) to somewhat provide some SAC
        action especially when you hold your lips as to reduce the hole diameter at
        the entrée point. Don’t know if this makes any sense, maybe just my
        madness.

        From: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:nativeflutewoodworking%40yahoogroups.com>
        [mailto:nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:nativeflutewoodworking%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Carl jayme
        YOUNG
        Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:52 AM
        To: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:nativeflutewoodworking%40yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: RE: [Native Flute Woodworking] SAC

        I have two flute I bought from High Spirits. They were bored, not routed.
        They do not have a SAC either. They definatley have a different feel to them
        while playing, however, I like the two chambered flute sound better. Carl
        > To: nativeflutewoodworking@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:nativeflutewoodworking%40yahoogroups.com>
        <mailto:nativeflutewoodworking%40yahoogroups.com>
        > From: davidlabreallen@... <mailto:davidlabreallen%40gmail.com>
        <mailto:davidlabreallen%40gmail.com>
        > Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:22:21 -0400
        > Subject: Re: [Native Flute Woodworking] SAC
        >
        > I have made many flutes with a smaller diameter SAC than the bore. The
        size
        > of the SAC and width of the flue will determine how much back pressure you
        > experience as a player. It works like a SAC even it is a straight bored
        > hole. If you are blowing right into the flue itself, then it is more like
        > a recorder with no SAC.
        >
        > David A
        >
        >
        > On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:21 AM, rnrjeffre <rnrjeffre@...
        <mailto:rnrjeffre%40yahoo.com>
        <mailto:rnrjeffre%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
        >
        > > **
        > >
        > >
        > > What length is standard for slow air chamber?Those of you who route your
        > > blanks have you ever routed the bore larger than the slow air chamber? I
        > > saw a Visio of Russ wolf where he used a gun bore to drill the blank -he
        > > did the bore then flipped the Blank and drilled the mouth hole strait to
        > > the plug.It appeared it didn't have a slow air chamber.Is that even
        > > possible? Bob
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
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