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The Pearl Piccolo has landed.

The Pearl PFP105E Piccolo has landed. The Pearl 105E piccolo employs a new composite, Grenaditte. As this new material is impervious to temperature and humidity, there is no danger of cracking and intonation is much more stable. The best feature though is the sound. The Grenaditte piccolo has a sound as sweet and dark as grenadilla.

FEATURES
  • Highwave style headjoint
  • French pointed arm keys
  • Pinless construction
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Pearl FlutesPFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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5.0

Great piccolo!

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from Harker Heights, TX

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

I have been playing this piccolo for about 6 months now, and I absolutely love it! I was looking for an exceptional piccolo for a great price and I definitely found it with this one. The intonation is great, except the middle is a bit flat (maybe it's just me). The response is also great on every note except high b natural; it just doesn't seem to want to come out too easily. But overall this piccolo was a great buy, and I love the fact that it's composite because I use it for marching band as well. This piccolo also blends very well with the band. If you're looking for a first piccolo or even a step-up instrument, this one is definitely the way to go!

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5.0

Best Piccolo Behind a Powell Handmade!

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from Boston, MA

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

I wanted to order a piccolo I could play that would be durable for outdoor venues, but warm enough to play indoors. I used to own a Powell Handmade granadilla wood piccolo, which by the way was AMAZING. But this piccolo gives a Powell a run for its money. Pearl has combined the ability of projection and amazing tone quality. I was reluctant at first due to a low price, but I tested it and bought it on spot. LOVE IT.

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5.0

Flawless instrument!

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from Erie, Pennsylvania

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

Everything about this piccolo is amazing! It has a great low register, and the middle register speaks beautifully, but the best part is the high notes! This piccolo easily reaches a high D, written 4 octaves above middle C! Even better, it can be used outside with no fear of cracking! Excellent buy for the beginning piccolo player or the professional!

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5.0

OMG! Buy it now! Pearl Piccolo PFP-105E

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from Honolulu, HI

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

Just got my piccolo today and only thing on my mind is how much can I sell my other piccolos for because I'm going to die with this one! Love the wing head joint! Overall performance is stunning! This piccolo is a doubler's delight! I'm enjoying the piccolo now! No excuse not to own one if you ever have to play piccolo! Lower register is strong and punchy and the upper register sings like a canary! Very respnsive third octave. The notes are all there! I have no problem with the third octave B and C. This baby sings!!!

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5.0

Perfect!!!

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from Fredericksburg, VA

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

Not for one second do I regret purchasing this piccolo. Not only does it get the job done but it's very easy to handle and play. The first thing I noticed was the key action which was very level and balanced. If you have big hands like I do then this is the piccolo for you as the keys have more distance between them than other brands. The tone is powerful and clear and the high wave style head joint makes playing this instrument much easier. I've only been playing piccolo for a year but the more time I spend with this instrument, the more I learn about it. This piccolo is fantastic for the advancing student AND professionals. Amazing work Pearl!

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5.0

Great Piccolo

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from spartanburg, sc

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

I play on an Hammig piccolo during symphony season and was playing on a silver Haynes on our outdoor venues. I couldn't justify keeping the $5000. Haynes just for Summer concerts so I sold it and purchased this piccolo to play at outdoor venues. I like this piccolo BETTER than I liked the Haynes. I took it out of the case for the first time, played a few notes and then whizzed up to a high C with very little effort. I am truly impressed! The tone is remarkable! It is a little brighter than the Hammig which is nice for outdoor venues. I can't get a high C out of the Hammig and the B/Bb takes a lot of concentrated effort. Also, the Ab is effortless. I purchased the Hammig with a mechanism that makes the Ab easier to play (a feature that adds about $1000.00 to the price). This piccolo must fit my embrouchure, because the Ab is effortless and easier than the Hammig and the Haynes. We all know that every Summer you NEED that Ab for Stars and Stripes! Keep in mind that if you are switching from a metal piccolo or flute to this type headjoint it is going to require some adjustment in your embrouchure. This is a GREAT piccolo for a super price!

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5.0

Lovin' the Piccolo

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from San Diego

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

Pearl has found a great niche with this instrument. I don't think any other piccolos in this price range deliver this quality. As on all pearl instruments, the intonation is great, and the keywork is light and comfortable. But unlike their flutes, which to me feel a bit light and dainty, the piccolo feels sturdy and has a nice weight. I have used mine for recording so far, with very good results. The full range of the instrument is satisfying; the lows are round and smooth, and the highs not to shrill. I have played more flute than piccolo, and the Pearl made for an easy transition, as piccolos are more tempermental than flutes.

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5.0

Love!!!

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from TN

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

I have had this piccolo for a few years. I am now in college and play it in my wind ensemble class and everyone is in awe of the sound and look of it. In high school, I received MANY compliments from my flute teacher, band director, and people from the audiences from our concerts. Just last week, my new wind ensemble teacher was sitting behind me when I played a High B flat and he said "wow! I have never heard a piccolo play that and it sounded amazing!" I have no problem getting high B flat, B or C or any of the low notes. Only negative is that A flat is a little out of tune

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5.0

Excellent...even for the pickiest picc. players!

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from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

I started my piccolo search about two years ago, and let me tell you, there are A LOT of options out there. I am a Powell flautist, and was dying to own a Powell piccolo, but the $5000 price tag was a HUGE deterrant. I tried many comparable wooden piccolos (Roy Seaman, Yamaha professional, DiZiao, Haynes, etc...), but none of them "gelled". I ordered this piccolo about a month ago used (college student=tight budget), and could not be more pleased! It might not be wood, but it sounds so much like it that even my picky ear cannot tell the difference! There is full resonance in every octave, and the low register is GEORGEOUS! I have no trouble playing the full range of the instrument (even squeaked out a couple of high C's!), which is a HUGE plus. This piccolo is a great buy for someone on a tight budget or someone looking to upgrade from a student model instrument. What are you waiting for? Give one a try yourself! :)

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5.0

Sings like a Pearl

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from Austin, TX

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Comments about Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo:

With this piccolo Pearl has lived up to the reputation they built with their concert and alto flutes. It is a gorgeous instrument. The tone is dark and centered, with a "soul" that I usually only hear with grenadilla. The instrument is very responsive. It has that elusive feel of being a living extension of your breath, rather than being a foreign object you have to fight to control. I agree with earlier reviews in that the middle octave initially seems more challenging to play. With a little practice, though, you will be able to make that octave sing just like the rest of the picc's range. In fact, I have found myself wondering how I ever had trouble with it before. You have to put the effort in to make it effortless, if that makes any sense. The high B and C will probably not sound for you right away if you aren't an experienced picc player, but that is not unique to this piccolo. There are some good alternate fingerings to try on the Woodwind Fingering Guide website (Google it). These are piccolo-specific fingerings, not just transposed flute fingerings. In all, I am extremely satisfied with this piccolo, and with the WWBW service (this is my third woodwind purchase from them, and probably won't be the last). It's hard to put this instrument down - you just want to keep playing it! Professionals with deep pockets will probably ultimately still want a handmade grenadilla picc. But I think this might be the best value out there for anyone else. It is also practically indestructible. I carry it between dry air-conditioned rooms and outdoor Texas summer heat and humidity without any worries.

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