|October 17th, 2022|
Yes! By putting a bend in the head joint it's possible to do just that. This is a common configuration for bass flutes and lower:
Jupiter JBF1100E bass flute
Pearl PFC-905 contrabass flute
You can get a replacement head joint for a standard concert flute, though it's pricy:
I don't know why this isn't more common? Do people not like that it looks unusual? Katherine Saenger looked into this some (pdf) and claims that the main options for concert flute today don't sound great but better-sounding ones are possible. Has anyone tried these?