Wittner Taktell Piccolo

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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by Feynman » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:07 am

Michael.N. wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:46 am
No one has mentioned the colour of their Taktell, which is a ridiculous omission.
A ridiculous omission indeed. Perhaps we need a 'Show your Piccolo thread,' or we can turn this into one.
Michael.N. wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:46 am
...Mine is brown. :(

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I'm a bit envious of the person who has a burgundy one though.

Long ago I finally gave up on my search for a nice vintage Piccolo in orange. I 'settled' for brown but with time came to the conclusion that the color is beautiful.

I am partial to the cream/ivory face of the older models.

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Even though there is a more functional metronome within forScore (it even handily remembers the settings for each piece), I still use my old Piccolo most of the time. I also have a couple of great IOS apps and a Yamaha UFO-shaped thing, but they see little use.

It is of course sentimental attachment, but the Piccolo is a lovely, classic design. It will almost certainly outlive the others I have.

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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by joachim33 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:21 am

Feynman wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:07 am

I am partial to the cream/ivory face of the older models.

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That is à real classic. The new ones have more plastic parts and e.g. a different layout of the screws to take the front plate off. Anyone got an idea when the basic design was first released onto the market? I remember them from the 70ies.

I also like the orange colour. You say that is also around for a long time - I assumed it was more recent.

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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by joachim33 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:29 am

Michael.N. wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:46 am
I'm a bit envious of the person who has a burgundy one though.
Depending on your level of envy, you could just order one :wink: they are not so hard to come by.

These days neon-green seems quite popular in the sales ranking of some online retailers.

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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by Feynman » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:55 pm

Classic...orange...it still grabs my attention:

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I also wonder how long they've been produced.

Mine still functions perfectly and looks nearly new, and it has been dropped and banged around through several home moves over the years.
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It is from 1959

Post by joachim33 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 pm

I have asked Wittner by email and got a response very quickly. They stated that in it's current shape the Taktell Piccolo was first released in 1959. The current aluminium face is in use since 1982.

So the samples shown by Feynman are over 35 years old.

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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:26 am

The orange is intended for blind musicians.
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Re: Wittner Taktell Piccolo

Post by joachim33 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:57 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:26 am
The orange is intended for blind musicians.
Why?

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