Hello.I'm new here.I am Lusa and I've been playing flute for 9 years.I really want to change my flute, because my student flute's keys are in bad condition.I am not in flute major, but I do love playing it and I am trying to make progress.
And I'd like to choose one between pearl 665 with forza headjoint and Jupiter DiMedici 1011.
The pearl 665's headjoint is made in Japan which sounds very attrative, while Jupiter 1011 also has a handcut headjoint(D2 or D6)and solid silver body made in Taiwan. But the pearl 665 is cheaper because of its silver plated body.
I know I need to try both before I buy. But I do not have the chance to try.
so could anyone give me some advice?I really want to buy a flute I can use for a long time.
My take on these two flutes is solely based on my own playing- it may be different for you, so don't take any of this as gospel.....
I've found that the Pearl Forza headjoint has a very rich and full sound that projects very well. I've also found that the high range on the Pearl flutes play with ease. The "D1" headjoint on the diMedicis, in my opinion, have more resistance, particularly in the high and low range (mid range not as much) and don't project as well (I've never tried a D6, and I honestly don't recall my impression of the D2, so this may not be helpful!). While I don't think the D1 headjoint has "bad tone", I don't think it is as full sounding as the Forza for my playing by any means. That said, the extra resistance can certainly help with things like playing quietly in your high range. Tone/resistance/projection aside, I'll take the smooth key action on a diMedici body anyday over Pearls which always feel clunky to me.
In the end, if I stick a Pearl Forza headjoint on a diMedici body, I'm content. Personally, if I had to choose, I'd go with the diMedicie (and maybe try out the D6!). I'd be much more likely down the road to upgrade/change a headjoint than to buy a new flute body.
Thank you very much.Your oppinions are quite helpful.
But I've already chosen a pearl,because Forza headjoint is hard to find in the place I live. And I guess I would upgrade the body someday.(I didn't think about changing a body before you mention it).