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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:02 pm    Post subject: Inderbinen Wood Reply with quote

I’ve been a fan of the Inderbinen Wood flugelhorn ever since I discovered their website 20 years ago. I’ve saved for a long time, and I’m very close to placing an order. I’ve searched the forums and have read what I believe to be every Inderbinen-related thread. They seem to have a great reputation. I rarely see these horns for sale in the used market, which tells me they are not only rare, but once someone purchases one, they tend to keep it.

It’s a big investment, and I would love to hear from anyone who currently owns, previously owned, or had the opportunity to play one of these amazing instruments. Most importantly, what have been your experiences regarding the intonation tendencies of the Wood flugelhorn? It would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is time to give this thread a bump, as I actually put a down payment on an Inderbinen Wood flugelhorn. I am quite excited to have taken the plunge. it is going to take a while to build the horn, but I know it will be worth the wait.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My impression of the Inderbinen Wood is based on a very brief encounter at the 2013 NAMM show. I might have had to use one of the mouthpieces that was available at the booth.

I tried several flugelhorn that day. Adams, Schilke, etc. I really looked forward to trying the Wood and was excited to see it there. All I can say is that it was the equal to the best horns there and even to my Wild Thing (except for ergonomics), which is saying a lot, IMO. I didn't notice any problems with intonation. It had a good sound. It didn't feel awkward in the hand. It had a very unique look!

Congratulations on your purchase! I hope it brings you joy for many, many years.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exciting to hear! How long is the wait time and how hard is it to get a hold of Mr. Inderbinen? I've heard nothing but amazing things about his horns, and the flugelhorn is supposed to be one of the best in the world.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goby wrote:
Exciting to hear! How long is the wait time and how hard is it to get a hold of Mr. Inderbinen? I've heard nothing but amazing things about his horns, and the flugelhorn is supposed to be one of the best in the world.


Hi Goby,

I was told the wait time should be approximately nine months. That seems standard. It may take longer, but it will certainly be worth the wait. As for contacting them, they have a phone number on their webpage, but they do not publish their email address. Instead, I had to fill out a contact form. My laptop (like others) has an autofill function, which I used to fill in my contact information. I also cut and pasted my message into the textbox. After doing this, I did not receive a response. When I tried again, I typed in my contact information and my message by hand. I don’t know if that made a difference, but it seemed to work, as I soon received a response. Our correspondence has been excellent. Suzy Inderbinen is gracious and kind.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been playing a Wood for a few years now. It is a superb instrument. I've had several flugelhorns and the Wood is a clear cut above others in terms of playability. It is in tune with itself so the intonation is spot on. Since it resonates easily, if feels fairly effortless to blow. The sound is rich, fluffy and dark. You are gonna love it!
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Existentialist wrote:
I was told the wait time should be approximately nine months. That seems standard.


It took only 13 1/2 months to build the entire Empire State Building.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERMOKIWI wrote:
Existentialist wrote:
I was told the wait time should be approximately nine months. That seems standard.


It took only 13 1/2 months to build the entire Empire State Building.


If only Inderbinen had a couple thousand more employees I'll bet they could build horns a little bit faster
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondra wrote:
HERMOKIWI wrote:
Existentialist wrote:
I was told the wait time should be approximately nine months. That seems standard.


It took only 13 1/2 months to build the entire Empire State Building.


If only Inderbinen had a couple thousand more employees I'll bet they could build horns a little bit faster


If they had just one more employee they could build horns faster.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERMOKIWI wrote:
Wondra wrote:
HERMOKIWI wrote:
Existentialist wrote:
I was told the wait time should be approximately nine months. That seems standard.


It took only 13 1/2 months to build the entire Empire State Building.


If only Inderbinen had a couple thousand more employees I'll bet they could build horns a little bit faster


If they had just one more employee they could build horns faster.




I certainly understand your views regarding build time. From my end, I'm not too worried about it. As I stated in my original post, I discovered Inderbinen trumpets 20 years ago, and it's taken me that long to be in a position to purchase one. As long as they get the build right the first time, I'm going to be thrilled with the outcome.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondra wrote:
I've been playing a Wood for a few years now. It is a superb instrument. I've had several flugelhorns and the Wood is a clear cut above others in terms of playability. It is in tune with itself so the intonation is spot on. Since it resonates easily, if feels fairly effortless to blow. The sound is rich, fluffy and dark. You are gonna love it!


I am so glad to hear about your experience playing a Wood flugelhorn. Like you, I've had several flugelhorns. My favorite was a Courtois that I bought in 1999 (it is the one horn I regret selling). My other flugelhorns had issues, and I'm happy your Inderbinen is a clear cut above the others you owned.
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