|Need Buying Advice
||[Oct. 11th, 2006|04:22 pm]
I'm hoping you guys can help me. For years I've been playing an old Concerto soprano recorder that my dad bought in college (it's descent enough, but nothing fancy), and it's well past time I bought a good recorder.|
Here's my dilemma: I'd been thinking about getting a soprano rosewood Rottenburgh for awhile, but then I listened to a short recording online of a rosewood recorder, and it sounded... well... piercing and annoying. Is this what is meant by rosewood being "bright"? Has anyone else found the sound annoying or was it just the recording I listened to? I usually use my recorder for playing in a small college church service with one singer, so I was thinking I'd want a harder wood since I'm a soloist. But I'm not putting on a performance either, so would a softer wood be better? Any input would be appreciated.
Also, does anyone have a personal favorite model to recommend? (I've been considering a Moeck Rottenburgh, Coolsma Conservatorium, or Mollenhauer Denner just based on stuff I've found online, any thoughts on these?)
Thanks so much!