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STANDARD VS. HEAVY-WALL TUBING

Sterling silver tubing is made in several thicknesses, typically ranging 0.014″ to 0.018″. Miyazawa offers a standard tubing thickness of 0.40mm (approximately 0.016″) and heavy-wall tubing thickness of 0.45mm (approximately 0.018″). Here are some general considerations when choosing tubing thickness:


Medium-wall (standard) tubing provides a brilliant, responsive sound with plenty of color and flexibility. It is especially well suited for players who generally blow with a more gentle airstream and/or a compact airstream. The sound and response of the flute may be customized with different headjoint cuts and materials such as gold or platinum riser to bring a darker or brighter quality to the flute.


Heavy-wall tubing provides a darker, more powerful sound. This tubing thickness is generally well suited for flutists who put a high volume of air through the flute and/or use a fast airstream when playing. The increased resistance of the tubing compliments players who tend to overpower a thinner walled flute, bringing ease of response with rich color. Again, the sound may be customized with different headjoint cuts and materials.


AVAILABLE TUBING THICKNESS CHOICES


Metal Types

Heavy-wall tubing provides a darker, more powerful sound. This tubing thickness is generally well suited for flautists who put a high volume of air through the flute and/or use a fast airstream when playing. The increased resistance of the tubing compliments players who tend to overpower a thinner walled flute, bringing ease of response with rich color. Again, the sound may be customized with different headjoint cuts and materials.

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