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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011, 08:43:54 PM »
I was considering the purchase of a DIY, but it looks as though they are out of stock or have gone away. Hopefully they are only out of stock. Does anyone know?
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 09:17:21 PM »
It does not have the 'Add To Cart' option. So I think it is Out of Stock.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 10:56:07 PM »
In my experience, ocarinas that are gone for good don't have a way to browse to them from the STL page.

I'm sure they'll be back soon. 

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »
omg very sweet tone ima definally end up getting this...it sounds worth it

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 09:00:49 PM »
How well does the paint resist wear? I'm about to order one and need to decide whether or not it is a good idea to have the areas around the holes painted, where the paint might see more wear and be prone to fading or rubbing off.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2013, 06:13:31 AM »
The paint around the holes does wear over time, though, so would any other painted surface that is constantly exposed to human oils. It may be necessary to touch them up every so often.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 07:22:50 PM »
Does it sound better than the 12 hole zelda plastic c tenor ocarina?
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 11:04:23 AM »
This is a ceramic ocarina. With that being said, the sound quality should be better than that of a plastic ocarina. I don't own either of these ocarinas and can't do a direct comparison, however, in my experience, ceramics tend to sound better than plastics.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2013, 04:48:19 PM »
I purchased and painted my own, TheZelda will post a pic soon I'm sure, and yes the ceramic sounds amazing. I had a plastic until I purchased this one, and the tone is SO much better, I haven't touched the plastic since. Once you hear the superior tone and quality you'll prolly regift your plastic to a younger sibling or friend to get them hooked to play with you. . . which is what I'm doing! =P
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2013, 10:45:09 AM »

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2015, 10:23:31 AM »
It is 6.5 inches long and plays a4-f6. It is made of clay and has a very stable tone and is one of the easier ocarinas to play.

Pardon a potentially silly question, but what do you mean by a stable tone?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2015, 06:33:55 PM »
Microadjustments of breath don't affect the pitch as much as on other ocarinas.  On some ocarinas I can get a full tone of difference and the DIY seems to want you to play it in tune.  The tone is consistent throughout the range, and the breath slope is intuitive.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2015, 09:00:38 AM »
Oh, okay! That would be a different playing experience for me. My Dinda AC requires pretty precise breathing. Thanks for explaining!

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2015, 05:37:43 PM »
Why do they call it a "Tenor" ocarina, when it's the same range as an Alto ocarina?
Range A4-F6 is considered Alto.
Tenor would be at least half or a full octave lower, or something...

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2015, 11:09:41 PM »
STL uses the SATB nomenclature.