The Signature series piccolos continue the tradition started with the Signature series flutes. These possess a lovely, dark sound and very true intonation.
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I have played this piccolo for nearly 6 years. The first 3 years I played with the standard headjoint it came with, and it gave a nice, round and warm sound but the articulations were a bit hard to pronounce. Then I bought a wave-cut headjoint and MAGIC HAPPENED. The sound became much more focused, response was so much faster, and the high notes spoke much more easily. Though it means a few hundred bucks more, it had become a very reliable instrument. I forgot to mention about intonation. To be honest I have never come across any piccolo with NO intonation problem. If your ears were always open, you will constantly adjust your pitches yourselves. After all, you most probably nearly never play a piccolo without anybody playing ;)
Wanted to upgrade from my YPC 61 but the Powell Signature Piccolo Is not even close to the Yamaha in tone, intonation and responsiveness-- yet it is thousands-plus more expensive. Powell needs to place less emphasis on the leather case cover, and the wood case and more on the playability of the piccolo. The Yamaha has a bigger more expressive tone, easy control of difficult notes (high F# and Ab whisper with ease) and a big low range. As a doubler (although played piccolo chair for a year in a concert band at NTSU) I don't need to struggle just because the name "Powell" is on the wood. That said I must admit I like my Powell Signature flute.
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