Burkart Professional Piccolo
B-P: Clarion style head-joint
B-PW: Wave head joint
B-PE: Clarion style head joint; split E
B-PWE: Wave head joint; split E
Head joint cut:
Clarion: This relatively small embouchure hole, with modest rounding of the edges, is reminiscent of early French and German piccolos. The tone it produces is very focused and sweet. For players using a small aperture when playing, it will have the most stable, clear tone of the various head joint styles.
Wave: The head joint profile is carved with a slightly higher front wall (the blowing edge) and lower back wall against which the chin rests. It produces a very rich, clean, projecting tone, with easy control of dynamics. The low register is very focused, enabling good projection and articulation.