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by Wicked Good
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

Sorry, haven't been around in quite awhile. I'm not a flute scale expert by any means - I'm a clarinetist - but my flute instructor indicated that the Di Zhao was built around a Cooper scale. I have no reason to doubt her.
by Wicked Good
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Versatile Musicians, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 5323

Clarinet's my main instrument (Bb/A/C/Eb/bass), as well as saxophone (soprano/alto/C-melody/tenor/baritone). Flute's kind of my 3rd wheel, and I'd like to start playing piccolo a bit, too. But what I really want to someday learn is, the highland bagpipes. Kinda speaks to me deep down, maybe due to m...
by Wicked Good
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

Several months along with the DZ-601 ...

... and the flute's holding up excellently. It's really a sturdy instrument, and the build quality is great. I enjoy playing it just as much now as when it was brand new. The intonation really is key; it's spot on, with a lovely, resonant sound in all ranges. It blends easily with other flutes, and ...
by Wicked Good
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

Well, after all the playing and testing, I broke down and bought a Di Zhao DZ-601 just like my friend's, but without a split E mechanism. I really like these flutes. I think that the Di Zhao is a good balance of fine craftsmanship, outstanding playability, and value. All I know is, because it's such...
by Wicked Good
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

I honestly don't know how long she's had it. I've only been borrowing it for a couple of weeks. It will take several months of steady playing before I can make a reasonable assumption of durability and overall quality. My questions have pretty much been answered, I think. This is a pretty new compan...
by Wicked Good
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

Can't say I've tried them and I'd never heard of them before your message. From the website though, it looks like the two Directors/Partners have an impressive pedigree in both flute performance and construction, including stints at Haynes and Powell: http://www.dizhaoflutes.com/aboutus.php The pri...
by Wicked Good
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 43941

Di Zhao flutes

Hello, I've been a lurker, and now first-time poster on this board. My background is as a professional/semi-professional clarinetist/saxophonist, and just this January started back on flute after a nearly 20-year layoff from that instrument. My question is: has anyone here yet tried Di Zhao's flutes...