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Product Reviews: Guo "New Voice" Bass Flute

£1,745.83 excluding VAT (UK Export and VAT Assisted Purchase price)

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4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

4 out of 5 “Great instrument for the price-point!”

Reviewed by Christopher, 1 year ago
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I'm new to low flutes and I had a Rosedale bass I got on eBay for a few hundred quid. I loved the sound of the bass flute and really wanted to make some flute ensemble recordings. However, that instrument had serious problems with leaks and wouldn't even play the 3rd octave. This flute plays the entire range comfortably and easily. I find it to be quite responsive, even in the lower register. The keys are somewhat clacky, but this isn't a deal-breaker for me. It can be minimised with good finger control and pressing the keys more gently instead of slapping them down instantly. It's light and comfortable to hold. The sound is full and resonant. It does sound different to a metal flute, but not in a bad way... It's just different, but effective. I think I'll be quite happy to play on this instrument for several years before I need to upgrade to a higher-end instrument. In all, I'm very pleased with it!

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5 out of 5 “Wonderful and lovely instrument”

Reviewed by Nora, 1 year ago
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As a novice to bass flutes, but already having a Guo Grenaditte II and a Tocco Plus, I have no doubts about the high quality of Guo flutes. Guo flutes sound different from metal flutes, giving a somewhat slower response when compared to playing metal flutes, but the Guo sound is warm, mellow and rich.

The Guo bass flute is no exception. To my surprise, this bass flute blows and sounds so easily that I have to remind myself constantly not to overblow. A relaxed embosure is enough to make a good sound. The keys are light and ergonomic. The main struggle I have to deal with is the weight distribution of the big instrument on my arms, which is the turmoil of every bass flute player.

I am really glad that I have bought this light-weight bass flute. I can take time to accommodate to bass flute playing before considering getting a metal one.

I am not a fan of white flutes, but as my Guo bass flute in Snow White arrived, I fell in love with it at first sight.

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