« The whole family for a good quality / price ratio »Published on 10/17/13 at 06:17
Since then, over the years, my family has been enriched: alto, sopranino, tenor ... I stopped there even though the range extends to the bass.
Manufacturing quality instruments is constant over the period (20 years) where I bought, even if the form has subtly changed.
The quality of the cases has improved. The flimsy plastic was abandoned in favor of more and better finished sturdy cardboard which has the advantage of letting the breath instrument. They come with a swab and a small reserve of cork grease.
It is mid-range instruments: instruments or beginners or professional instruments in rare and expensive wood. The maple used for the entire range provides a clear and balanced sound. Over time, it takes a warmer and if intruder has been well maintained (properly dried, oiled regularly), the sound is also warmer, richer in harmonics.
None of my instruments has warped or cracked over the years. I just had to redo corks on older.
Before these, I had flutes pear, a much softer wood therefore producing less rich, more muffled and whose bevel more fragile waned with time.
What I appreciate the most is the homogeneity of the family to mount balanced sets.
While the larger models are expensive, these instruments enjoy copyright an excellent quality / price ratio.
This is also one of the arguments I put forward, in addition to the musicality when you consult me on the choice of instrument (family, friends).