Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR 695 Dolce Review

You will reach a point, where a beginner flute is not providing the sound that you are looking for. This signifies the time to look for good intermediate flute such as the Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR 695 Dolce Vigore Open Hole B Foot Split E Flute, C.

Things to Consider Before Buying an Intermediate Flute

You will want to consider whether an open holed flute is the next step. This often presents a challenge when you transition from a beginner flute. Consider if the inconvenience of the open holed keys is worth the improvements in sound and technique that you will gain. If you have gone as far as you feel that you can on your beginner flute but want to continue to improve, this would be the flute for you.

Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR 

Pearl is well-known for their flute across the world and even worked with some world-renowned flutists when initially designing their flute. They are one of the best brands for intermediate flutes. In every flute manufactured they employed their one piece-core-bar and pinless construction, resulting in clearer sound and smoother keys. Combine that with the silver headjoint with 3K gold headplate and silver plated body, this makes the $2500 you will pay for this flute well worth it.

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    Split E key for improved intonation in upper register
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    C# keys adds versatility to trills and stability to C# notes.
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    B foot adds an additional half step to low register
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    Open holed keys may require adjustment to finger positioning
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    Higher Price than other intermediate flutes
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    Not suitable for beginners

Features and Benefits

One Piece-Core-Bar

Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR

Pearl manufactures all of their flute bodies in one piece as opposed to most other flute manufactures that use multiple pieces of metal together. Other flutes may develop issues from regular use at those weaker points where the metal comes together while the Pearl flutes will not.

Pinless Construction

Most flute manufactures use the traditional metal pins on the construction of their keys. Pearl uses socket head screws that are inserted from underneath the keys which prevents them from snagging on clothing or being eroded by perspiration.

B Foot

All beginner flutes have a C foot, while intermediate flutes can come with the B foot. The B foot adds an additional half step to the lower register which is necessary as you advance in your playing. Pearl equips their B foot with a D# roller key which allows you to effortlessly slide across the keys without any clunking of keys.

Split E Key and C# Trill Key

High E is one of hardest notes on the flute to tune. The Split Mechanism on this flute adds stability that tone while keeping the note on pitch. Similarly, the C# key adds stability to one of the other hardest notes to tune: C#. It also adds versatility with trills and tremolos, particularly in the upper register, which eliminates the clunking of extra keys.

Value

The Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR 695 Dolce Vigore Open Hole B Foot Split E Flute, C is one of the more expensive intermediate flutes, but sets itself apart from other intermediate flutes. It provides you with features that an intermediate flutist with appreciate but will carry you well into an advanced flutist career. It is a beautiful instrument that you would be proud to play in an orchestra as well as producing a clear tone to satisfy soloists.

Rating

Design

5

Performance

5

Construction

5

Value for the Money

4

User Satisfaction

5

Alternatives

Yamaha YFL-382 Intermediate Flute

Yamaha YFL-382 Intermediate Flute

This is a good flute if you are looking for a high quality open-holed intermediate flute but do not want to pay the price of a Pearl. It has a silver body and headjoint, with open holed keys and a B-foot. You lose the added features of the C# trill key and Split E, still provides a beautiful sound.

Yamaha YFL-382 
  • Price: $1500
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot.
  • Brand: Well-known beginner-advanced brand for a variety of instruments.
Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR
  • Price $2500
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot, D# Roller, Split E key, C# Trill Key.
  • Brand: World-wide recognized and trusted brand for intermediate-advanced flutes.


Mendini Silver Plated Intermediate

Mendini Silver Plated Intermediate

The Mendini is a good flute if you want a lower price. It still provides the open holed keys, B foot, and Split E key while being significantly lower in price than the Pearl. Unlike the Pearl or Yamaha flutes this flute is also acceptable for beginners. A good choice if you want a step above the basic beginner flutes but don’t want to pay the higher price of the Pearl.

Mendini Silver Plated 
  • Price: $200
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot, Split E Key.
  • Brand: Good beginner-intermediate brand for a variety of instruments.
Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR
  • Price $2500
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot, D# Roller, Split E key, C# Trill Key.
  • Brand: World-wide recognized and trusted brand for intermediate-advanced flutes.

Glory Silver Plated Intermediate 

Glory Silver Plated Intermediate

The Glory is another good brand if you’re looking for less expensive intermediate options. It comes with the B foot and is an open holed flute. This flute is another good option for beginner, as if comes with plugs for the open holed keys if you are not ready to jump into open holed keys right away.

Glory Silver 
  • Price: $170
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot.
  • Brand: Good beginner-intermediate brand for a variety of instruments.
Pearl Vigore 695RBEVGR
  • Price $2500
  • Features: Open-holed keys, B foot, D# Roller, Split E key, C# Trill Key.
  • Brand: World-wide recognized and trusted brand for intermediate-advanced flutes.

Final Thoughts

The construction of the flute body ensures that it is susceptible to few problems and the additional keys will carry you well into advanced repertoire. If you are less serious, but still want a good intermediate flute to play, any of the alternatives above would be a good choice.

Stephanie Su
 

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