Flute Expert tries $70 AMAZON Flute VS Her Flute

Flute Expert tries $70 AMAZON Flute VS Her Flute


(peaceful instrumental music) – Hi. – So, we are pretty excited, finally out of all the
things people always ask us, people always ask us about
reviewing a cheap flute. We get a lot of, a lot of people have said in that video that we made. You know $300 isn’t cheap. – Yeah, and with that, well I thought there wasn’t really much cheaper than that for flutes.
– No. But then we see this.
– Then these people from Eastar, they message
us and we are kind of like. They’re like we are gonna
give you a free flute. And like a free flute, that’s cool. But then, you know, and then
again it’s a cheap flute. It’s a $70 flute. – And it’s new. It’s not like a used flute.
– No, this is a. This is a brand new flute,
you can get in Amazon. I don’t know what to expect and so yeah, I’ve only read like what it was. You didn’t check at all.
– No. – Okay, EFL-1. So I definitely have
some stats about that, that we’ll definitely talk about. So let’s… looks packaged pretty well. And nothing’s wrong about it. And this is crazy, I don’t think I’ve ever played
a flute this cheap before. – No, no, me neither. – Never, like never. I don’t know if it’s cheap at all, like I mean the price wise you know. That was a… That’s cool. That’s another cool part, that’s actually the,
– To put your flute in. – That’s a flute stand. – Oh, that’s so cool. – You get a flute stand in
this, that’s pretty cool. I actually need one for my office. – But how does it hold? – Okay, so this is the
great thing about this, there’s a little screw
driver at the bottom here. So then you go like that,
the legs come out, like that. So now you have the legs, like that. Now it’s just like three, four way thing. You flip it like that and
than now it goes on the floor and you can put your flute on it. – It’s beautiful, you play an orchestra and you play piccolo as well. – I don’t think a piccolo can fit on that. – No but what I mean is. – Ooh, When you are actually switching. – You can put your flute
or yeah, that’s cool. – Now comes in this plastic bag here. And take that away. – Wow, the case is nice. – Case is really okay. I know in high school, I never
got a case with my flute. I never got something like that from band. You just get the plastic case. – My first case was so bad, it was the type with the clips
and you would hold. But one day I was going
like this little kid, and the clips opened and
my flute went on the floor. And then I learnt to hold
it with my hand around the case. – So many horror stories like that. Okay, so when you open
up the front pocket, there’s actually a front pocket then there’s an actual case for the flute. You get white gloves which I’ve seen a lot on Amazon flutes, I don’t know why a pair of white gloves. Maybe people are Michael Jackson. – Maybe people put them
on and rub their flute with it.
– I don’t know about that. – There’s only four fingers. – No way, no there’s a thumb. – Where is it? – It’s right there, there’s a. – Because the thumb was inside,
so I was like that’s weird. – Oh and you get a.
– I think it’s probably a thing to rub you flute to clean it. – But you don’t need to clean
– I would not advice that. outside your flute. – I would throw that stuff away. – But they are meant for tiny hands, ’cause they fit me. Like if you have big hands,
forget putting those on. – Doesn’t smell great, like the gloves is not my thing, okay. – Yeah, they smell. – Yeah, so that goes away and there’s all the
instruction thing here. And there’s a finger table in here. So there’s like a flute chart thing here. – All the fingerings. – So all the fingering in
here, it’s a weird system. It’s like a one, two, three, four. – I think our poster is a better. – Get our poster. Then you get this thing here. So you get a cleaning cloth, a microfiber, and it comes with, that’s cool. That’s worth it in spanks right there. This is weighted at the bottom. I never got this stuff in high school. Like if I got some of this stuff then. – I never got this stuff in my whole life but that’s cool. – Yeah, that’s cool. – We clean the inside.
– Clean the inside. So this doesn’t really.
– It’s like a fishing. I’d be worried about this
thing scratching inside, there’s a little bit of like.
– The only thing is. – It’s not that bad. – I hope you still have a rug ’cause if you wanna do the head joint. – We’ll find out. And then there’s also
a strap for the case. – That’s cool. – So you got, yeah, there’s the case. And I’m just unzipping that so. You go like this and, well
this is the actual flute. Okay, so beware, the case
is actually the whole case, there’s no other case inside. – Oh, yeah. – There’s no other case
inside, so we open it. You don’t get another case inside, it’s actually one complete case. And this is like the case is all felt. Inside you get another one of these. Be careful there’s a screw. So you get a screw. So you get another, like cloth. You’re gonna open that up I guess. – Yeah. – There’s the flute itself,
it’s in a plastic wrap. – Yeah, you want me to take it out? – Yeah, you can take out a piece of it. There’s also a silicone gel thing. – It’s for the humidity. But I think after you
remove it you take it out. – So you could see.
– We have this, I guess it’s, you don’t need to keep that. – That’s a cover. – You would keep it? – Id keep it. – So for now you just put it in there. – Put it in the case,
the case is all felt. Like it’s solid, it does
what it needs to do. – Well it’s $70, so. – So when you come to the flute, this is actually quite unique. There’s actually a
little, little cork things or little sponges that
are holding up the keys. They keep all the pads
closed, that’s a unique thing to come in package. I think it’s to probably keep it sealed, so that the seal is a bit better. – So it doesn’t get, it doesn’t
move during transportation. – Yeah, I think so. And that’s a,
– Can I try a song? – Yeah, do it. (flute sound) – And it’s pretty heavy, like. – Like I said there’s these,
(flute sound) It’s making a weird sound. Oh, because there is a
cleaning rod in here. – I thought so. – So you do get a
cleaning rod too in here, which is kinda interesting. – Yeah, because when you
wanna clean the head joint, you can’t use this, you have to use a. But you can get the cheese cloth. You know, and just. – So I’m gonna just, so I don’t know, I’ll zoom in when we can, but there’s like little sponges here that are holding up the keys, possibly because of transportation. I’m going to take all these
out, remove all of them. There’s a bunch. It has a.
– I never a bought a flute online, I always
get my flute from the store. – So I just wanna talk about
the mechanisms all beforehand because there is a
splitting mechanism on it, which I’ve never seen
on a $70 flute before. And the pads look like the. – You don’t usually cheap
flutes, you don’t have that. – No, exactly. Not even, yeah, not even an old flute. So all the pads are pretty cool though, like they look normal. There’s like a lot of cork used
here, in a couple of places. The felts are there. Mechanism, yeah, let’s here how it sounds. Hopeful the edge right now
also doesn’t stay there. (slow instrumental music) And that’s the thing with, so you see, that’s what happens when
you over tighten sometimes. SO you have to be, like
I said, be careful. Don’t over tighten because
you’ll have problems. – I guess once. – There it goes. So you see, I didn’t even over tighten it but it was slightly over tightened that now it was sealing but now it’s fine. – Yeah, cool. – So you have to be
careful wit those things. And yeah, so this is the $70 Amazon Flute. (flute playing) So what are your impressions so far? Okay, here you go, I got it. You gotta give it a good shake. You got to like twist the bottom
which I don’t advice to do. It’s cheap, like when you
try your regular flute, like switch back and forth,
the flutes right there. You should grab them and
switch back and forth. – Oh yeah. (flute playing) Yeah, of course if wanna
be a professional flutist you won’t do your career on that. – No, you definitely won’t. You get a lot of stuff. Honestly the accessories
are like at the same level as what the flute is. Like it’s great to have this things. I never had this things when I was a. I just had a crappy little
flute in high school that people poured water through. – Oh my God. Never put water in your flute. – Never put water in your flute, yeah. – You wanna have it dry ’cause the. – So there’s, you know you
– Can I try getting it out now that you screwed with it. You screw it. – Yeah, make sure the head joint’s all. (flute playing) – It’s better, it’s better now. (flute playing) I guess once the pads are worn out it’s not worth replacing them, you just. – I would say that’s a one time use flute. Not one time like one
time, you know, like play. But once the pads are going, to put all of them, it’s
not worth replacing. Unless you want to use it, like I said, as a flute to work on. – Yeah, if you wanna
learn how to replace pads. – Yeah, replace pads and stuff like that. You can use it to help a little bit. But the pads look good, the pads are actually quite surprising. (flute playing) – The higher register is
easy, it’s pretty easy. (flute playing) – So this is the Eastar. If you want to know anything about it, you definitely can check
down in the description, there’s two links: One for US Amazon store
and Canadian Amazon store, and then anywhere else in the world that you can look up those things. But definitely clicks those
down in the links below. Yeah, it helps us out tremendously. I think it’s an interesting, if you’re really
interested in trying flute, give it a shot. Check it out in the description below. If you guys liked this
video, be sure to like it. If you know anybody that’s
interested in the flute, be sure to send them to us
here on the Flute channel. You liked it? – I’m very surprised, yeah. (flute playing) – Yeah, cool. – I know, it plays. – So yeah, see you guys
next time for sure. – See you next time, thanks for watching. (slow instrumental music) – Cool, yeah. – I’m surprised. – Yeah, I’m surprised too. – I didn’t think it would be anything. – I thought it would
literally be… I thought it would disintegrate. Like as soon as we opened it. I thought just not even gonna play. I thought it was gonna just fail. ‘Cause I’ve seen Costco flute
and they are worse than this. That flute stand though, really good.

100 thoughts to “Flute Expert tries $70 AMAZON Flute VS Her Flute”

  1. The gloves are for while your playing when you’re in your uniform or at least that’s what they do at my school.

  2. The gloves are a "must have" item for a very inexpensive instrument. More expensive instruments will have a better coating, less expensive instruments will have a cheap coating, much more susceptible to skin oils left after cleaning. Thus, it is important to wear gloves while cleaning or handling your cheap flute.

  3. This will be great for people interested in learning the flute. After all, it's a fairly small amount to pay out to see if it's the instrument for you!

  4. The gloves are for MARCHING BAND, whether jr. high, high school or college. For woodwinds, the fingertips are usually cut away so that it's easier to hang onto the instrument. And in the case of THIS flute, it's not intended for snooty orchestral settings in which tone is of utmost importance! It's made for taking out onto (often cold) football fields and into rowdy pep rallies and marching in parades down dirty city streets — situations in which tone is spread among 6 or 8 or 10, or however many flutes are in the section, and the precise physical movements of musicians in constant motion takes precedence over excellent sound by a single instrument buried under dozens of others (there were 110 members in my little junior college marching band). And besides, it's not nearly as financially painful to accidentally drop a $70 flute onto hard pavement during a parade as it is to drop a high-$$$ flute better suited to concert halls. As a longtime professional country guitarist who also happens to play the flute, I'd much rather take the red flute I picked up at eBay back in October for $45 (and free shipping) on gigs than either of my far, far more expensive Yamahas.

  5. I just got this flute, I haven’t played since I was a kid and figured while relearning it was the smart move

  6. Amazon has so much junk…im a flutist and sax player, bought a soprano sax and had to return it…maybe ok for a student thats not serious.

  7. I loved how not snobbish you both were. Nice to see the quality of low end musical instruments improving to such a degree. Well done to both manufacturer and content creators. Thanks for the video 🙂

  8. Price doesn’t matter at the end of the day it is an instrument and it depends on the skill of the player as does any other instrument. When I learned to play violin I sucked now I’m ok.

  9. I was in 6th grade band (tuba) and we had only one flute player. She was skinny and a dorky looking red head with glasses… I had the BIGGEST crush on her because she was so good and made heavenly music 🙈. I wonder where she is now

  10. they are practically identical in sound- anyone can try to argue that the expensive one sounds better or is better- more money doesnt mean better sound- at lkeast with flutes, other instrumentsw, thats a different story

  11. Very cool. I could hear the difference in the $70 flute with each adjustment; when you first put it together I could hear hard stops of the keys (keys? buttons?? I'm no flutist) depressing during note changes. Much smoother after adjusting.

    Comparing vs. Amelie's flute, hers has a much smoother tone and better resonance for sure.

    Very cool that there's an actually decent $70 flute for beginners and practice, though.

  12. It's good for learning how to replace pads? WHAT? So, how is the tone comparatively, is it good for a first-year student who is just learning? Well, glad you said you're surprised and you like it. Of course, a professional flutist wouldn't buy this, this is for learning and beginners, so I thought you would sound a little more positive about it instead of rather dismissive even though you are surprised and it didn't appear to be any trouble playing it (once the screws were tightened).

  13. Good for a beginner. Would by for school kid trying out. Flutes are expensive so great for a beginner child or adult.

  14. I would hazard a guess to say that the gloves are included for high school band students. A lot of marching bands wear gloves and the woodwind sections would always cut the necessary fingertips off that were needed to play their respective instruments.

    I could see high school band students being the target audience for this particular flute.

  15. So in the end, the Amazon flute is just useful for learning but not for professional performance. Got it. Thanks for the video.

  16. This guy has the most incredible laugh ever, it brought a smile to my face every time..lol. And that woman is an incredible musician. Have a great day yall! 🙂

  17. Wait wait wait, Youtube recommendations, why am I here?

    I thought I left it very clear by my recent searches that I play the Bari. Sax-

  18. Gotta say, it sounds great, like the expensive flute, but the difference you'll spend a lot more time maintaining it, and a beginner may have no clue about how to get it into shape to start playing it.

  19. I don't know if it's just me, but… does the Amazon flute sound more.. hollow? More tinny.
    Like.. thin walls and not a good reverberation chamber

  20. i love flute but its so expensive, when i was a kid i used to play the candy flute/ recorder since that i feel in love w music but yeah no money and also my teacher said that we should clean our flute with water

  21. You're missing the point. The $70 flute is to be used to Kerrigan the person in first chair. Just wipe your prints off after.
    I'm kidding. Never beat your first chair. They're holding up the band. If Whiplash taught us anything, beat the person who messes up.

  22. A cheap flute is about 4 dollars. Its made of horse pipe or hollow tree brunch. Just throw a platic bag at the end and make holes and play it. Ahah, i wonder which would sound better

  23. Huge difference!! Flute player for over 18 yrs!! But the amazon one sounds good, I would definitely buy that as a beginner one for my daughters.

  24. This is like a great option for practice or when your childs want to try it and you know they are going yo drop lessons like on a month or 2

  25. The white gloves are for those in marching band. Flute players have been known to cut off the front part of the fingers to prevent slippage.

  26. Mine was 220 dollars in 1975. Silver plated. Would cost more for an overhaul than replace.
    I heard clicking of the keys mine never did.

  27. Heh, that's like asking if a Walmart "professional" electric guitar ($60.00) is as good as than my Les Paul Studio ($1600.00 new models, I paid $900.00 for mine when it was 7 years old). Even a real Gibson case costs over 3 times that Walmart guitar. Much to my shame, different instruments notwithstanding, you eclipse my skill so totally it's like really sad. Oh well, at least when it's time to replace worn-out parts, I only have 6 of them :).

  28. Funny story. I submerged my Cornet in water and the sound was ruined so I had no instrument to play in band so i returned it to the music store and quit without even a heads up. I was ok but now i cant remember a note

  29. Has anyone perfected a cruelty free flute yet—-no pigskin or fishskin pads? The “traditional” ones do an ugly job on the players’ faces!

    JewPeter’s Red Spot flutist

  30. The white gloves are there to hide the quality of the metal. With cheaper flutes they use low quality metal that is damaged by human oil

  31. It’s like a car, if I wanted to drive with NASCAR then I’d want the best car, team, experience but people use cars in the states in a wide variety of conditions, just to get to point A to point B.

  32. Sounds pretty good. I play a really nice Yamaha flute. The problem with cheap flutes or piccolo's they may sound great for a short time then go out of adjustment. That happened to a cheap piccolo I bought. After a couple months it sounded terrible. Took it to an expert and the keys where just to soft to stay in adjustment. Makes a nice wall orniment now.

  33. I purchased a Corno for 350€
    It came also with these white gloves…
    AND! A Suitcase! Dear Europeans: Don’t think all the time, the money, the better… Our arrogance will break our neck!

  34. I once had a 70 dollar flute, used it for all of middle school (3 years) and right after band camp in 9th grade the pads killed itself. Then I got a new one. RIP 70 dollar flute, it was good to me.

  35. I’m quite shocked at how good of quality this flute is. It looks like a perfect starter flute for students, or a good practice flute in case you feel nervous having your professional flute.

  36. The gloves are mainly used in marching band to not get any finger prints on the instrument (to make it look nice). But some woodwinds have fingerless gloves so it’s easier to play that certain instrument.

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