- Sep 29, 2013
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- Plymouth, MA
If we are calling 4x14 a piccolo?
To me, a piccolo is 14” or under in diameter and less than 4” in depth.*
A four is shallow, but it feels wrong to categorize it as a piccolo. It functions more with a similar character to a 5x14 than, say, a 3.5x13, which has the unquestionable characteristics of we associate with what we think of as a piccolo.
Anyway, yeah, there’s some gray area for sure, and of course there’s not one single magic number to delineate the crossover, but that’s how it goes in my mind. We know a 5 isn’t a piccolo. If someone thinks a 4 is a piccolo, is my 4.5 a piccolo because it’s not a 5? Just having fun here… I’m sure there’s talk about this elsewhere on the forum.
* I would clarify further that sentiment to say between about 2.5” and 4” (non-inclusive). Anything shallower, at any diameter, I think qualifies as a pancake and not a picc.