Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bao Dizi squaring off with Dong Dizi

Today Mr BCK of fixing dimo fame was in my shop to pick a Dizi. We had him try some new Dizis from a new maker named Bao.

Here's him playing a D key Bao flute:

Not bad, he says, but let me try one of Dong's D flute:

Immediately he says, Dong's flute still sounds the best. The notes are crisp, clear and focused. And you can feel the difference in the quality of bamboo in your hands.

So after looking at the videos what do you think? Bao's flutes cost 20% less than Dong's flutes though...

Here's a short clip of the Shanghai Dunhuang Rosewood Small Sanxian I mentioned in my previous post:

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a flute player, but even to my ears, on a Powerbook's internal speakers, the Dong flute sounded better.

    And it was fun to hear a sanqian all by itself!