American Plating 150CN American Plating Metal Fife Reviews

American Plating 150CN American Plating Metal Fife

  • American plating metal fife
AMERICAN PLATING METAL FIFE

List Price: $ 18.00 Price: $ 16.99


Yamaha YFL-221 Student Flute

  • Yamaha YFL221 Flute
  • Key of C -Silver-plated finish
  • Plateau model
  • It has Offset G
  • Includes YAC-1310 Case
Yamaha YFL 221 Standard Flute

List Price: $ 399.95 Price: $ 399.95

3 thoughts on “American Plating 150CN American Plating Metal Fife Reviews

  1. Kwong W. Lee
    72 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a METAL fife, July 18, 2011
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    Kwong W. Lee (Houston, TX USA) –
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    After reading someone’s feedback, curiosity drove me bought one.

    Don’t be confused Metal Fife with Piccolo, Whistle… and whatever flute and even wood Cooperman fife, wooden Sweetheart fife or piccolo, and especially we shouldn’t have compared a fife with a whistle.

    This Metal fife is worth many times than what I paid. I have several fifes (wood, metal, plastic), 2 piccolos, 4 flutes and some other kinds from $5 to about $4,000.00 This Metal fife is what some people said it sounds weak (why didn’t you compare an electric guitar with an accoustic guitar). I don’t have problem to play 3 octaves with this some guys said CHEAP metal fife. It is as loud as the $59 metal Sweetheart Cooper Fife, the Geo Metal Fife and also the $300 Peeler Metal Fife.

    Don’t forget: THIS IS MADE IN USA. We should buy more “MADE IN USA” to create more jobs. God Bless the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. tkcfigit
    30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent instrument and service, January 2, 2012
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    I ordered this for my six year old son, who wanted a “flute” for Christmas. I wanted something that was a good learning instrument, but not at the price of a full fledged flute. The flute/fife was shipped quickly and packaged well. It arrived within a few days. I showed it to my friend who plays oboe in several area symphonies and teaches music at the local college. He was very impressed by the fife/flute, commenting on the lip plate and sound. He also informed me that this was exactly the type used for introductory lessons. I was very glad to hear that (especially since I am not musically inclined and wasn’t really sure what I was looking for). My son loves it and will be starting lessons this week.

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  3. Mister B
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rock solid metal Fife., December 10, 2013
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    This review is from: American Plating 150CN American Plating Metal Fife (Electronics)
    IF…you already know how to play folk flutes and recorders and understand breath control, and IF you understand what a fife is supposed to sound like (not a flute) and IF you are willing to rub a little steel wool to smooth the holes and IF you are willing to work at your embouchere/mouth position to scale it down from flute size to fife size, and IF you understand how to move the cork stopper to put it in a correct position so that all the notes play in tune, and IF you play it a lot and don’t mind that some of the plating will start to wear and reveal the good brass underneath and IF you understand that the Key of C is actually a good choice, as you simply play D from the second hole up and use some crossfingerings…THEN, you will rate this for 5 stars like me. I have owned several of these, they are simple, well built, sturdy (indestructible), portable, one piece. Fifes were meant to be played outside, to send military signals, so they are meant to pierce and be heard. That is what they were designed to do. If you play them inside, they will sound good or bad, depending on the acoustics of the room that you’re playing in, don’t blame the fife!. It is actually perfectly designed and built, and any fault belongs to the player, or not having the tuning set correctly (with the cork adjustment). It is not necessarily an easy or a hard instrument, you just have to put in the effort to learn how to find, or adjust your technique to the instrument. But if you are willing to do these things, then it is the best instrument you will ever own, for that kind of price, and it will last a lifetime and then some. And you can take it camping or to events without fear. Funny but true story…I had given one to a friend of mine, while they were touring Civil War sites one of their windshield wiper arms broke, and they duck-taped the fife to fix the arm, and continued the Summer’s tour of the South through much rain. Anyway, on returning to California, they pulled up with the van, and un-duck-taped the fife to see if I could fix it back to being an instrument..one new wine cork carved to size to re-stop the pipe and a little tuning adjustment, and the fife was good as new, (though not quite as shiny). This little fife is the “Timex” of the fife world, takes a licking and still keeps ticking. Also Made in America!!!! How many instruments are any more? Anyway, you’ll get out of this, what you put into it.

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