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I`m looking into buying a piccolo flute?

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I`m looking into buying a piccolo flute?    03:26 on Saturday, July 07, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hotpinkbabe1016
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So I've recently really been wanting to get a piccolo flute. But I don't want to spend a lot of money on one. I have seen some pretty cheap ones on ebay that I have been considering. What's a good, cheap brand of piccolo flute? Thanks for your help(:

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Re: I`m looking into buying a piccolo flute?    13:05 on Saturday, July 07, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

flutepiccguy2012
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I would say that if you're looking for a good piccolo chances are it won't be "cheap". Expect to pay no less than $1200.00 for a good quality new picc. I know Pearl makes a picc for $995.00 that's pretty good. I own one but I didn't like the wave headjoint so I upgraded to a Burkart-Phelan.

I would steer clear of Ebay piccolos UNLESS they're a brand that is well known. I purchased a picc on Ebay that turned out to be a piece of junk! My repair guy wouldn't even touch it. I received the piccolo with a pad already fallen out!

Yamaha piccs are very good and I know numerous players that play on them and are pleased. From Flute World you can get a new Yamaha for $1231.00.

It really depends on your level of playing and what you want out of a picc. It's wise, if you want to pursue piccolo, to go ahead and shell out some money for a good quality one because a.) it will be pay off in the long run and b.) will be less frustrating than having to struggle with a sub-par instrument. I once heard that you should spend more money on your piccolo than your flute!

I hope this helps and if you have any more questions let me know!

Shawn

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Re: I`m looking into buying a piccolo flute?    12:22 on Sunday, July 08, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

OboeLover4Life
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Have you looked into bulgheroni piccolos? Italian maker, great bang for the buck apparently. Check em out if u can!

   

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