New Year Resolution

Keith
Keith
@keith
5 months ago
171 posts

Had another go with my flute head on my Dixon Duo, it was much better this time, so it was just my unfamiliarity with it. happys

Keith
Keith
@keith
5 months ago
171 posts

Yippee! sun

My (made to order) Shearwater low 'F' just arrived....... so after checking it over, & warming it up..... I gave it a blow.......

It's comfortable to hold, has a lovely tone, & a fairly easy second octave - I'd say it is well worth the money. thumbsup

Keith
Keith
@keith
5 months ago
171 posts

It's more breathy than my high 'D'  ABS piccolo & my delrin low 'D' flute, but may just be down to my technique with it.

Early days....


updated by @keith: 01/17/19 09:08:58AM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
115 posts

I thought that one of the known differences between flutes and whistles is the more breathiness involved with playing flutes.  But maybe I'm wrong, or maybe it wouldn't effect a whistle with a flute head put on it?  




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Keith
Keith
@keith
5 months ago
171 posts

My Duo just came this morning. thumbsup

First impressions :-

Whistle nice tone & fairly easy second octave.

With the flute head, breathy, (but could just be me, as I'm still finding my embouchure for flutes).

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

The Duo is an aluminium body with two heads in ABS plastic, one is a whistle, the other is a flute, & yes, tunable.

(URL=DX206 PICCOLO/ WHISTLE DUO )


updated by @keith: 01/11/19 02:07:38PM
Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
6 months ago
14 posts

What do you mean by a 'duo'?  Brass and polymer? Trad?  And are they tunable?

It's all in the details... we want to know!   nerd2

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

A Tony Dixon Duo in C to join the 'collection' too, (just ordered).

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

I didn't actually make any New Year Resolutions..............as they usually get broken...........& this year would have been no different!winker

Shearwater Low F on order. grin

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
6 months ago
115 posts

Indeed... Happy New Year to you all ! party2




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Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

Happy New Year.

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

It just arrived, & I could hardly wait to get it out of its box.........it has a lovely tone. thumbsup

(Can't find anything wrong with it to class it as a 'B' stock item.)

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

....& now, owing to a thread 'on another forum', I will soon be having a Low 'D' Howard joining the 'collection'. grin

As I found out that they sell 'B' stock at considerably less - so whilst it may not be perfect to look at, it should still sound & play perfectly.

(... & I don't really play anything much higher than my 'A' whistles now that I have them, truth be known.) flute

P.S. As it isn't the New Year yet, no resolution has been broken. giggle2


updated by @keith: 12/26/18 10:05:00AM
Chris
Chris
@chris
6 months ago
14 posts

Wow Keith I think you are doing pretty well

I Have

1xTony Dixon DX001 (D)

1xTony Dixon Brass Trad (D)

1xBrass Killarney (D)

1xJerry Freeman tweaked Generation (D)

1XSusato Kildare (D)

1xClarke with a wooden fipple (D)

1xFeadog (D)

1xClarke Meg (D)

1xClarke Meg (C)

1x Generation (Eb)

I think it's safe to say you are winning this race happysflute

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
171 posts

Laugh  Well, aparently, I have 3x Tony Dixon, (2x alto 'A', 1x alto 'G'), 3x Clarkes, (2x 'C', 1x 'D'), a Feadog 'D', a Waltons 'D', a Dixon ABS 'D', plus 14x various Generations.............................................how'm I doin'.........smile

 

Merry Xmas, all. flute


updated by @keith: 12/24/18 07:57:29AM
Chris
Chris
@chris
6 months ago
14 posts

He who dies with the most whistles wins!!

Norman
Norman
@norman
7 months ago
13 posts

And a lot easier to take out caroling than a piano.

Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
7 months ago
14 posts

Collecting whistles is way cheaper than collecting guitars or violins.  !

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 months ago
115 posts

I can relate. After you have the first three of any type of instrument, my criteria then becomes:  if you spend more time reading about or shopping for another one than you do actually playing ones you have... then maybe you need to rethink.  giggle2




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Keith
Keith
@keith
7 months ago
171 posts

So, having purchased a number of whistles recently, I was thinking that, maybe, I should make a resolution not to purchase any more........... crossfingerswhistle