Dry and reedy or sweet and rounded
I am trying out two flutes - both are great. Both 5 piece (inc tuning slide) and made of African blackwood. One is barrel type and the other has bulbous joins for the bottom two pieces.
The bulbous flute seems to be slightly more dense wood than the barrel type - and creates a sweet, rounded tone.
The barrel-type creates a slightly dryer more reedy tone, and seems to takes a little more warming up to get to going if you know what I mean.
This is probably a matter of personal preference, but does anyone have an opinion or thoughts on which type of flute I should go for if the decision were based just on the difference in tone (Sweet and rounded or dry and reeded)?