What's your favourite whistle made of?

Keith
Keith
@keith
2 months ago
130 posts

My second aluminium whistle came today, & I'm getting used to their sound a bit more now, & beginning to really like them.

So far, a Dixon Duo in 'C', & my Dixon in 'A'.

(Plus, I'm awaiting my Shearwater in low 'F').


updated by @keith: 01/17/19 09:03:41AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

That way works fine, thanks, Norman, & I also find that covering up half of the aperture with electrical tape works well too. thumbsup

Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

Thanks for the photo of doing it that way, Norman, I'll give that a go.

Norman
Norman
@norman
3 months ago
13 posts

Keith, this works for me to make a whistle quieter. I use kneaded eraser.

Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

No, no luck with Dixons, they replaced it with the aluminium model some time ago.

(I just thought it might have made a good/quieter practice 'A' whistle - not to worry.)


updated by @keith: 12/21/18 06:57:56AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

Have emailed - will wait & see what they say.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 months ago
104 posts

Well he did them previously, since I got one online a year ago.  Maybe he would make you one if you contacted him via his website? He probably has heads for it already and would just need to make the tube in the right length/holes.

https://www.tonydixonmusic.co.uk/contact/




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Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

I haven't actually looked for an ABS in 'A' - just thought that I would likely be tempted to acquire one, if there was one available, but I don't think Tony Dixon does one in 'A', there isn't any on his website.

(There is a very nice aluminium 'duo' - I could be tempted to get one of those in 'C' - just for the times that I don't have the energy to hold up an 'A' whistle.) winker


updated by @keith: 12/19/18 12:54:42PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 months ago
104 posts

I have one in A, Keith.. though I maybe wouldn't call it 'little'.  ;)

It's a two piece tune-able black plastic, with the little 'ivory' plastic end ring on the tube. So he must make them... are you having trouble finding one for sale online?




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Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

Those little ABS Dixons are nice - if they made one in 'A', I'd likely buy it too.

Chris
Chris
@chris
3 months ago
14 posts

Yes that's correct. My whistles are all high D except for one which is an Eb Generation.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 months ago
104 posts

Chris, is that one a high D whistle, I'm assuming?




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Chris
Chris
@chris
3 months ago
14 posts

My favourite whistle at the moment is a Tony Dixon DX001 black abs plastic whistle.

I have 9 whistles 2 of them i never play, 3 of them I play now and then and the last four are nearly all my favourites, but the DX001 always ends up the winner. flute

Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
130 posts

I could be changing my mind........my new aluminium whistle is a very nice whistle. flutesmiler

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
104 posts

I like various ones but my current favorite material would have to be black polymer (ABS I guess they also call it).  It has a mellowness that reminds me of wood whistles (which are too pricey for my budget)




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Keith
Keith
@keith
4 months ago
130 posts

Being a newbie, I'm still searching for my favourite, but presently, it's brass.

I have brass & nickel Generations, a brass Feadog, an aluminium Waltons, brass Dixons, & an ABS Dixon.

(Soon I'll have an aluminium Dixon to try out too.)

So, what is your best/preferred whistle made of?