Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo

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Gemeinhardt

Piccolos created with projection in mind!

Key of C. High-impact plastic head and body, silver-plated keys, beryllium copper springs.

Features

  • Key of C
  • High-impact plastic head and body
  • Silver-plated keys
 

Model 4P Piccolo Specifications:

  • Body: Plastic
  • Bore: Conical
  • Head Joint: Plastic
  • Keys: Silver-plated
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GemeinhardtModel 4P Piccolo
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent But Not Perfect

I got this piccolo about 10 months ago, after borrowing my teachers YPC32. Obviously, the main difference was the lack of lip plate, it was like going from plateau keys to french style ...Read complete review

I got this piccolo about 10 months ago, after borrowing my teachers YPC32. Obviously, the main difference was the lack of lip plate, it was like going from plateau keys to french style flute. But this I'm now used to. I have had problems with pads falling out, but get a little two-component glue in there and it's all good. The main issue here, is that unless you are in complete control of the instrument, the higher register (about second octave C and above) sound really piercing and sometimes out of tune. So definitely not for a beginner. In comparison to the Yamaha, the whole piccolo is a lot more shapely. The keys are very curvy, I have slender fingers so it's ok. The Eb key is noticeably smaller. The biggest complaint I could give here, is the difficulty with which the lowest two notes come out. It took me a few months to understand the way in which it worked. Also, the tone color changes rather dramatically on the middle octave D involuntarily, but I've gotten used to this now. Not a bad piccolo, but after a bit more experience, I'll be looking for a more professional model.

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I am not as pleased with mine as others.

I got my gemeinhardt 4P piccolo about nine months ago. I haven't experienced any problems up until a couple of weeks ago. There was a leak and a spring problem. Luckily it was under...Read complete review

I got my gemeinhardt 4P piccolo about nine months ago. I haven't experienced any problems up until a couple of weeks ago. There was a leak and a spring problem. Luckily it was under warranty. I just got it back and it does play better than it did, but not perfectly like it should be. I take very good care of my instruments, so I am still a little dissapointed.

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4.0

my piccolo

By flute koala

from Wheeling, illinois

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    i have this piccolo, t works well and has better sound quality than other wooden piccolos even though this ones plastic.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great beginner, I think

    By flute player-DI6nO

    from pennsylvania

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    I like this piccolo and it is my first one. I only gave it four stars because when i got it there was a small scratch and the cork was chipped a little. Other than that i think it is a great piccolo and easy to play, it will be used hard.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It has an extremely warm sound to it. Love it!

    By Piccolo player

    from Lincoln, NE

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    The first time I played it, I just simply fell in love with it. I can't thank my friends enough for sending me to Woodwind and Brasswind.com. It's sound and quality when you play it is extraordinary. It does have a nice, warm, homely sound. . I absolutely recommend this piccolo too anyone who is looking for a piccolo.

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    (74 of 136 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice very nice.

    By Jess-TNCa4

    from Kansas city

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    AAAAh Christmas brings plenty of gifts and in my case this piccolo. I got it about a week before Christmas and have played it endlessly. Since I have gotten it I have noticed a couple of things about this piccolo. The high notes are really nice and sweet sounding. The low notes can be airy but I find that if you warm up in a really high 8th octave -A- and do a chromatic scale up and down twice that it helps the airy sound go away. It gets your mind to think more about your lip movements and you notice after you do this your mouth widens as you hit the lower notes. Eventually your mouth will adjust to where there is no airy sound which would probably take a week as with any new piccolo. I cant believe how cheap this piccolo is for what you get. A very handsome stylish look and nice tough case. For those of you that haven't played a piccolo with no lip plate you might find it hard to play at first, but in about an hour or so of playing you get used to it and then you can pick it up the next day and play it like there is no difference. The only thing I can honestly say I don't like about this piccolo is the cleaning rod is kinda cheap but that doesn't really matter. If you have a bigger check book or just want or need a professional piccolo, the Emerson Boston Legacy Piccolo is very nice to. I highly recommend both.

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    (74 of 118 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent But Not Perfect

    By chris-e_-n7

    from Belgium

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    I got this piccolo about 10 months ago, after borrowing my teachers YPC32. Obviously, the main difference was the lack of lip plate, it was like going from plateau keys to french style flute. But this I'm now used to. I have had problems with pads falling out, but get a little two-component glue in there and it's all good. The main issue here, is that unless you are in complete control of the instrument, the higher register (about second octave C and above) sound really piercing and sometimes out of tune. So definitely not for a beginner. In comparison to the Yamaha, the whole piccolo is a lot more shapely. The keys are very curvy, I have slender fingers so it's ok. The Eb key is noticeably smaller. The biggest complaint I could give here, is the difficulty with which the lowest two notes come out. It took me a few months to understand the way in which it worked. Also, the tone color changes rather dramatically on the middle octave D involuntarily, but I've gotten used to this now. Not a bad piccolo, but after a bit more experience, I'll be looking for a more professional model.

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    (18 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice.

    By Jess-TNCa4

    from Kansas city

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    This is a very nice responsive piccolo. The high notes are crisp and sweet. The REALLY high notes are kinda hard to get out. I cant get the Highest not C out but then again I have only had it for two days. Very Nice but could be better, the low notes are kind of airy and hard to get out. The price is unbeatable for what you get. O and it is nice because you don't half to use as much air so if you are one of those that get winded then this is a nice piccolo to consider.

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    (64 of 119 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A good piccolo for intermediate players

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    Suited marching band wonderfully...put the metal piccolo's to shame...same with Concert Band. A fine piccolo for intermediate, not for beginning. I find that beginners have a harder time because of the lack of lip plate. However, this is not the instrument to buy if you are a 'higher' intermediate player. Spend some more money and go professional.BUT....for marching band this will always be the piccolo for me!

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    (33 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    College Student

    By Karen

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    I go to college in Chicago for music education, and this piccolo has worked out well for me. While it is definitely not the piccolo one would buy for a music performance career, it is a durable and well-constructed instrument. It can be hard for younger players to get used to since it doesn't have a lip plate, but the instrument plays well with good tone.

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    (12 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love the Gemeinhardt 4P Piccolo

    By Alex Lade

    from St. Louis, MO USA

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    I love the Gemeinhardt 4P! It has such a great sound to it! I play it all the time.

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    (30 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I LOVE MY PICCOLO

    By Mel-Fp.xi

    from San Francisco/ San Rafael, CA USA

    Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 4P Piccolo:

    I purchased this 4p Gemeinhardt a little over 4 years ago, and LOVE it! I am now in the hunt to purchase a more advanced model, but as a first piccolo this has been a delight! I would recommend Gemeinhardt flutes and piccolos to anyone and everyone! I have a KGL Flute and It's lovely as well!

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