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
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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.