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Noble Ocarinas; from Korea
Topic Started: 5 Jan 2009, 12:34 AM (23,233 Views)
kissing
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I just got an email from Noble Ocarinas that they are readying to set up an English version of their website, as well as (hopefully) having Paypal and Credit for international payment.

It would be really good to finally be able to purchase these ocarinas internationally ^^

http://www.nobleocarina.com

(site is currently only in Korean)
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sirhalos
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Can you provide links to the ocarinas so we can look at pictures of them. My Korean isn't the best ;) it's been years since I have spoken any.
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kissing
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Sure thing!
However, you will have to use Internet Explorer to view the pages properly. Some links even have videos which will only play with IE too. (it's just how internet is like in Korea - IE has become a monopoly).

Sopranos
Altos
Tenors/Bass
Doubles Triples
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Videos on Youtube:
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IceWind91
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This is absolutely fantastic news!

I was considering making a purchase from them in the near future; this is going to make it so much easier.
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teidon
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This is most certainly good news. More quality ocarinas available for this side of the language barrier.

The Noble's website does work well, for the most part, on FireFox. The only issues I have found are that the video on the mainpage doesn't show up for some reason and the picture viewer applet thingy doesn't work. But the sound samples (which are on each ocarina's page) works, atleast most of them.

And for the record, the currency used in South Korea is called South Korean won (or just won), so you can convert the prices to your currency to get an idea how much the ocarinas costs. You can use Google to convert currencies: 10000 won in eur. Just change EUR to your currency.


Btw, does Posted Image mean "out of stock"?
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delorean
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Thanks kissing for this great news!

I really hope they could accept PayPal in the near future, when you'll have updates about that please let us know!
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OcarinaNL
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I always wanted one of there doubles!
Really hope there english site is online soon
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ForestsRequiem
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Wahooooo!

I'm so excited for this! If they accept paypal I will be sure to promptly try one of their triples!
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teidon
5 Jan 2009, 10:10 AM
Btw, does Posted Image mean "out of stock"?
I believe so :?
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sakuraevolution
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Hmmmm... about $100 USD at current exchange for the black double... since Paypal doesn't accept payment KRW (correct me if I'm wrong), here's hoping they offer fair prices in USD.

The sound samples are a nice touch... the site works fairly well in Safari, but as others have reported, the window allowing you to zoom in on the picture doesn't appear to be functioning properly.
Edited by sakuraevolution, 5 Jan 2009, 05:17 PM.
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teidon
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kissing
5 Jan 2009, 03:51 PM
teidon
5 Jan 2009, 10:10 AM
Btw, does Posted Image mean "out of stock"?
I believe so :?
Thanks. :D

I tried to use my leet translating skills to translate it by myself, but my korean skills aren't leet enough to be trusted. ;) Though I did manage to translate that phrase properly after all. Anyways, their triples and some other products are out of stock. Their triples have been out of stock for nearly month now I think. Hopefully they manage to make enough of them by the time they open the english pages.


Edit:
Haha, just noticed that they have added "a sound sample" for their giganteous Bass C ocarina. Here's a direct link incase it doesn't work for some on the product page of the ocarina. You need somewhat good speakers/headphones to be able hear it's sound...
Edited by teidon, 5 Jan 2009, 06:48 PM.
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Most awesome. No more seeking for Nobles on Ebay.
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5 Jan 2009, 09:21 PM
Most awesome. No more seeking for Nobles on Ebay.
Did you ever find any? :rofl:

I just hope that by saying that they're working on it, this means they'll have it all up and running soon.. like in less than a month. Its so frustrating when ocarina makers say they're gonna set up a store "soon", but take forever to do so *cough* Spencer *cough* *Panch* :poke:
Edited by kissing, 6 Jan 2009, 12:56 PM.
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Yes, but not at a fair price.
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Moonsyne
6 Jan 2009, 05:20 PM
Yes, but not at a fair price.
What kinds of prices did you find (out of curiosity).



If they don't get their english site up n running by the end of this month, I'm gonna email them again :poke:
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I just recall one seller who was charging $35 for shipping from California to Oregon. That would be about right if I wanted to express ship a package of about 70 lbs.
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Myung
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Awesome! I'd love to get my hands on a Noble :D
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Armisis
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I contacted noble to see if it was possible to order one their response was in Japanese so i used google translate to get this:

In Japan, we created a product of the 54 and Satoshi

Are sold.

Please contact your teacher and 54.

Thank you.


Here is the original:

일본에서는 오사와 사토시께서 저희가 만든 제품을

판매하고 있습니다.

오사와선생님께 연락해 보십시요.

감사합니다.
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Not Japanese... Korean. Noble is a Korean company (though they seem to be undertaking a lot of activity in Japan nowadays..)

Translated, the response means

"The products we made for Osawa Satoshi in Japan are being sold in Japan.
Please try contacting Mr. Osawa.
Thank you"

I can only assume there was a bit of misunderstanding about your message (perhaps they thought you were after the "Osawa" Noble products :? )

Goodness... they appear to be really struggling with setting up the whole English site and Paypal. I'm gonna offer to lend them a hand if they don't have it set up by the end of this month :| .
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masagamer
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awesome a whole new world will open up to us and there will be more to talk about!
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baskus
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Does anyone have any more info on this? I saw their cheap triple and if it's of the same quality as maparam or focalink ocarinas I waaaaant :P
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Angelodeath
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Any news on their English site? I emailed them a few days ago after I talked to kissing but they havent responded...
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Uronoro
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Such interestingly shaped ocarinas.

My grasp on the Korean language is non-existent. *pokes through site awkwardly*
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Adam
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. . .
Edited by Adam, 27 Jun 2016, 03:42 PM.
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Verstand
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Man, I'd be happy with a Noble plastic. From what I hear they're good for plastic. Does anyone know whether this is true? also... ENGRISH CITE NOA!
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I too can't wait I plan on buying three ocarinas from them :(
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20 Apr 2009, 03:51 AM
Man, I'd be happy with a Noble plastic. From what I hear they're good for plastic. Does anyone know whether this is true? also... ENGRISH CITE NOA!
Their plastic AC is very good for a plastic ocarina.
It's not as good as my wooden and clay ocarinas, but considering the price and being made of indestructible plastic makes it a great value! I made a review: http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/6615726/

Ok, I forgot to email them again, but I'll email them RIGHT NAO to see where they're at :?
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Uronoro
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O_O I just saw an ocarina as big as a three year old child!!! o_O

....That's AWESOME! :boogie:
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Adam
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Uronoro
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I just mean... that's the biggest ocarina I've ever seen. And I thought a contra bass was big. XD
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Adam
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Edited by Adam, 27 Jun 2016, 03:42 PM.
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I want me a plastic, kissing.. Ask them if they'll put it on the site!
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teidon
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There are couple videos in Noble Ocarina's website where their Triple is played. While I like the tone of that ocarina, at least in those recordings the highest notes of the first chamber sounds quite airy. I don't know if it's just some mic / recording related problem or are the notes really that airy. It would be great if Noble could provide a recording where the whole scale from the lowest note to the highest is played. Maybe kissing could ask for it with his korean language skills? And if they could provide one for their double too, it'd be great.

http://nobleocarina.com/movie/daho_ib.wmv
http://nobleocarina.com/movie/winter.wmv
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Ok, I got word back that the website will be up around May
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Armisis
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Sweet, I'll finally be able to get my order in properly, hope they use paypal now...

Dave
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kissing
20 Apr 2009, 10:04 AM
Ok, I got word back that the website will be up around May
O.O May?! That's so soon! I need munny (I can spell it's a KH reference) now! I have so many things I have been waiting on purchasing so that I can get it at the noble price!

I think I'm going to start with one of their triples, and if I like it I will think about buying a set of 7 (BC, AF, AG, AC, SF, SG, SC!)

Thanks Sam! And can you tell me the differences between these cases so that I can contemplate purchasing one?

http://www.nobleocarina.net/Nicecart4/Shop/Cart/showitem.html?itemID=44&item_subidkey=A62
http://www.nobleocarina.net/Nicecart4/Shop/Cart/showitem.html?itemID=59&item_subidkey=A62
http://www.nobleocarina.net/Nicecart4/Shop/Cart/showitem.html?itemID=54&item_subidkey=A62

Thanks ^^
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I really like this case design. The biggest threat to an ocarina in a case is your other ocarinas.

Nothing more dreaded than an unexpected *clink*
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The outer walls look a little thin padding wise though. I wouldn't mind one of their doubles but I already have a perfectly good double (not to mention no money...) so I doubt I'll ever get one. Their single ocarinas look kinda cool but not really my style so I guess I won't be getting anything from them! I would get a plastic one but I just really don't like plastic... :shrug:
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beekarina
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Ooh! I can do that with a case I already have! Cool. Thanks for posting the image.
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Angelodeath
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Thanks Kissing!! OMG!!! Am super uber excited!!!!! I been saving up money for a while so it looks like I can get a Plastic AC AND a double! You guys dont know how happy I am!!!
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Adam
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Ms Luis.

How are you!



Well received your sent the email. many thanks a lot.



Unfortunately, we can't accept paypal because we have L/C and wire transfer.

for your information, we will inform you our bank's information as follows are:

1.RE-Our Bank's Information.
*Bank's Name:KOOMIN BANK.
*ACCOUNT NAME: NOBLE OCARINA.
*ACCOUNT NO:737368-08-100103.
*SWIFT CODE:CZNBKRSEXXX
2.Price.
One pcs of plastic Alto C ocarina (US$20.00(FOB Korea))
This prics is our export price.

If you have any question, please contact me without hesitation.

We look forward to receiving from you soon. we remain.

Best regards.

------------------
J. W. Lee / President


I emailed Noble and this is the answer I got. I guess we have to wait or use wire transfer...

BTW Ms. Luis? :omg: Am a man! :shakefist: :rofl:
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ZaffoGMT
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I had no idea they had doubles and tripples until today whena I checked their site, that is awesome!!!
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Ahhh! This means their plastic will be on the site!! *goes to watch kissing's review again*
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Xivilix
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Hmm now I have to decide between a Noble triple or a Focalink triple. O_o
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