This is my first post. I'm a flutist and a music educator. I play on an Altus flute and just sold my Sonare' picc with the intention of buying something else. I loved the Sonare's tone and intonation, but the quality of the keywork was not fantastic. I found the action to be a little sluggish.
I play in a good community band that plays some pretty challenging literature. I think we're tackling Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis for our spring concert. The keys on the Sonare' just weren't moving fast enough for my needs.
Anyway, my budget for a new picc is limited, since I only play for fun now and can't justify buying a Hammig/Keefe/Burkart/etc. I've been scouring the web for a used Global/Resona with little success. My backup plan is a Pearl 105 ES. Do any of you play on a Pearl? Do you know the inner and outer dimensions on the tenon end of the body? I am trying to see if my Haynes grenadilla head will fit on the Pearl body. I'd appreciate any help you can give me!
Thanks, Joe! It's interesting that there hasn't been a move toward standardization, at least among the different options (conical body, straight head, bubble head, etc.). It seems like the field might welcome it...or at least we would get some fascinating combinations.