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Plastic, Wood and Silver, Oh My!

Discussion in 'Piccolo' started by pete, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Merlin offhandedly mentioned that he has a plastic piccolo. I have a two part question (please remember that my SISTER is the flute player, not me):

    1. What are the advantages of wood/plastic/silver?
    2. Why aren't (more) flutes made out of wood or plastic?
    3. What about headjoints? How much better is that silver headjoint that a plastic/wooden one?
    4. Where's our flute CE? Haven't seen him in awhile ....
     
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  2. Merlin

    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    The thing I like about my plastic picc is the waterproof/low maintenance aspect.

    I don't really sound much better on a really expensive picc, though that doesn't stop me from wanting one.
     
  3. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd worry about extremes in temperature; but then most likely you wouldn't play this outside. I mean you're not a marcher or doing the Stars and Stripes pic solo on 90+ degree summer day, right?
     
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