Product Reviews: Valentino Piccolo Wand
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“Lovely little helper”
Easy to use, easy to pack away, a neat solution to cleaning out the note blocking condensation in cold venues without having to remove the head joint! A bit pricey at first glance, but when you see how well made it is you realise it is well worth the price.
I’ve been using a similar fixed length piccolo flag for many years and so I was disappointed to find the only option available is now the screw together option (In my experience these have the tendency to unscrew over time during cleaning leading to potentially embarrassing moments during performance)
I have resorted to supergluing the parts together
“Picc stick wick...”
I like being able to wick out the moisture mid-performance to keep the picc from becoming "clogged".
“a little bit of luxury for your picollo!”
Bought as a gift for daughters birthday. perfect for her piccolo and very handy as it unscrews to fit in the box. Disappointing packaging as arrived in a plastic bag!
Bought this cleaning stick so I could clean my piccolo out without having to remove the headjoint in performance- but it is too large to do this! Would not recommend buying this particular cleaning rod if this is something that you require. It does fit into the case as the rod unscrews into two parts which is handy, but overall, it doesn't seem good value for money.
Just Flutes response
Hannah, thank you for taking the time to write a product review.
On this item, we have found that the fabic softens if you soak it first. Use lukewarm water with a mild detergent and allow to fully air dry. You should find that the fabric is now soft and pliable enough to be used through the open end of the piccolo as intended.