Quick Links

This Day in Music History

Music Education @ DataDragon.com

Music Education Forums

Maintain Your Forum Information

Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best

Sudoku (take a break for a puzzle!)



Topic: Want a newer piccolo
From the Music Questions forum.

Post a reply or begin a new topic.

View other threads or jump to a different forum.

 
Go to page: Next or 1, 2 
AuthorTopic:   Want a newer piccolo
Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
71.225.112.x

posted: 5/16/2007 at 2:23:59 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

This is on eBay:
CONCERT PICCOLO -(company in) BANKRUPTCY- NEW SILVER C PICCOLOS- MINT (condition)
You are bidding on a brand new 2007 model WEIMAR Piccolo. I was able to acquire 30 of these beautiful horns. They come with a nice hard shell plush line case. The piccolo is in mint great condition. MSRP is $825.00 Winner pays $18.00 shipping in USA.

I have had my flute and piccolo for over a decade. They are well known names, but I'm not up on "new" companies. Can't find out any info about this company, is it some over seas knock-off? The picture of the piccolo is beautiful on eBay. Is this worth a bid to get a "newer 2007" generation instrument with "good tone quality" as stated???

MaestroC
Registered User

From:
Iowa

Registered:
n/a
posted: 5/27/2007 at 1:16:00 AM ET
View MaestroC's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

You might want to take a look at this other DataDragon thread on Wiemar instruments:

http://www.datadragon.com/cgi-bin/pmessage.pl?action=read&fid=edu&mid=5051

Sounds like some people are not happy, but still not a lot of information about the company.

Chad Criswell
Band Director
Southeast Polk Comm. Schools
http://www.musicedmagic.com

maintube
Registered User

Registered:
5/26/2004
posted: 5/30/2007 at 8:38:19 PM ET
View maintube's profile  Get maintube's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

Invest in Geimeinhardt or Artley/Armstrong. Avoid knock-offs. Or anything new that is dirt cheap. You'll get what you pay for.

shamrockbandkel
Registered User

Registered:
5/31/2007
posted: 5/31/2007 at 10:34:52 PM ET
View shamrockbandkel's profile  Get shamrockbandkel's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

What maintube said... If you are serious about playing your instrument, then get a seriously good one -- not a knock off or something that won't be repairable. Look for something used that has a few years on it and get a good, no great, repair tech to give it an overhaul. You'd be amazed at the music you can produce with a 25-30 year old instrument that is solidly made and designed for MUSIC!

There is no "I" in band.

Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
173.19.129.x

posted: 7/19/2009 at 8:17:54 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

This is posted on ebay.

******************
CONCERT PICCOLO-BANKRUPTCY-NEW SILVER C PICCOLOS-MINT
You are bidding on a brand new 2008 model WEIMAR Piccolo. I was able to acquire 30 of these beautiful horns. They come with a nice hard shell plush line case. The piccolo is in mint great condition. MSRP is $825.oo. Winner pays $18.00 shipping in USA. Canada, Puerto Rico and Hawaii add $8.00. Thanks for looking.
******************

Very odd that this is almost word for word the same auction someone was asking about two years ago. Only the model year is different. I was seriously considering bidding on one of these but think I'm going to avoid this seller.

Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
71.208.161.x

posted: 8/5/2009 at 11:42:42 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

New piccolos in the $100-200 range (even some UNDER $100) are pretty much worthless. The only place in the world you can make a piccolo that would retail for around a hundred or two would be China or India, neither of which has a reputation for churning out high quality band instruments, or even ACCEPTABLE quality for that matter. It MIGHT play OK for a while, but eventually you'll have to get it repaired(i.e. it WILL break. No question.) No self-respecting instrument technician will want to work on it, if you DO find one to work on it no one will want to warranty the repair work because of the poor quality of the cheap metals used as well as the poor tooling on the parts. Buy a used piccolo made in USA or even Japan and you'll be miles ahead.

Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
39.59.183.x

posted: 10/9/2017 at 4:29:46 AM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

Since last four months I have started taking classes of “learning musical instrument” and in this class, I am learning how to play guitar. By this time period, I have realized that it is tough to learn the guitar but it could be better after some time. Since I believe the best online essay writing everything takes time

Anonymous
Anonymous Poster

From Internet Network:
203.217.145.x

posted: 10/25/2017 at 4:49:54 PM ET
View Anonymous's profile  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

It employs best people and offers 'cvs myhr' them the best benefits. There is a long list of benefits packages offered to 'myhr cvs' members.

Page 1 of 2
Go to page: Next or 1, 2 

Do you think this topic is inappropriate? Vote it down. After a thread receives a certain amount of negative votes it will be automatically locked.

Please contact us with any concerns you might have.
Site Design/Implementation copyright (©) 1999-2003 by Kevin Lux. Our privacy statement.
Please email with any news updates or pictures you may have.