Eulipion Woodwinds

Welcome to Eulipion Woodwinds, home of Bob Drinkwater woodwind repair.  For many decades Bob Drinkwater has been a mainstay in the Boston Metro area providing skilled full service woodwind repair to all walks of musicians from internationally touring professionals to local schools and bands.

In the 1970s Bob spent 10 years at Haynes Flutes developing all aspects of the most demanding detailed woodwind manufacturing and setup. He started off drop forging and making keys, then moved on to making foot joints, soldering, finishing and full assembly.  He brought this especially precise approach to his work later on Clarinets and Saxophones as well.

From there he opened up his own shop upstairs at Carl Fischer Music in Boston with the now infamous “To Pad Or Not TO Pad” entry gate- (those who know, know) and the thousands of signed photos of every known jazz and soul musician covering the walls. He cared for instruments for all the working pros and musicians coming through town on tours as well as school age children and entire schools.  When Carl Fischer closed he moved down to Steinway and had a shop there until relocating to Stoneham where he had shop for years as well.

This is where you want to go for small repairs on the run for working musicians, school setups for students, full overhauls, damage repairs and half pad jobs as well. Service offered on Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Kazoo (those are the most expensive) Piccolo, you name it, he will tussle with it and get it going.  He also usually has a stable of second hand, student to pro and vintage to modern horns for sale and also offers consignment sales.

Stop by for all your woodwind needs (best to call for availability)

Call 718 481 9141 (shop)
or 617 710 6219 mobile

EMAIL HERE

BRIGHT MOMENTS!!!

 

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Otto Link FL Double Ring Marinated .102 Silky Smooth Resonance

Here we have an apex example of the Florida Double Ring with my custom setup.  This was one of my personal players until I moved to a slightly smaller size.  I did it for myself in a batch of only TWO and the other was for Josh Redman.  They are setup with the same facing, very similar but each piece has its unique character and response.  Absolutely every fine optimization has been done to this piece.  It is playing at the top of its capability and efficiency.

The FL model has a slightly smaller chamber than NY models, and also it seems, a slightly smaller chamber than No USA models. This piece has the expected focus and center of the Double Ring model, a significant moderate baffle providing a bit of bounce and shimmering buzz on top of a very smooth and pretty warmth. The tip size sits at .102 with very fine side and tip rail contours; this piece is a lyrical weapon that lives all the way up to the FL Double Ring hype.

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