Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
one week ago
13 posts

I love my various whistles.. some are brass, nickel, polymer...

But I think the four I reach for most often are 

Black polymer Susato in C  (because strong bright nimble notes with almost no effort. Easiest to get good sound among the 4 C's I've tried)

Black polymer Susato in Bb  (clear but very warm tone, a little like recorder)

Jerry Freeman nickel Blackbird in high D  (pretty warbly tone. notes are clear & easy to hop between notes without squeaking)

Dixon brass Trad in high D  (because I like the chiffy 'hollow metal' tone, reminds me of temple bells or something)

 

Keith
Keith
@keith
one week ago
100 posts

I have been playing my various whistles these past few days, & I have come to the conclusion that I prefer whistles lower than the high D - & so I have just ordered up a Tony Dixon Duo in C to join the 'collection', & will see how I get on with it as a flute too. flute

Keith
Keith
@keith
2 weeks ago
100 posts

I'm liking my low whistles best.

Recently, I added a Tony Dixon tunable aluminium in 'A' to my collection, which has a nice tone, but plays a bit loud for my taste.

A Howard tunable low 'D' joined a week or so ago, powder coated brass, really nice tone & fairly easy to play, once having got the hang of the 'pipers grip'.

And,  I have just ordered a Shearwater low 'F' aluminium, which sounds much like the Howard, tone wise, from videos I've listened to, but I'll have to wait a couple of weeks to find out for myself.


updated by @keith: 01/06/19 10:35:27AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

My favourite whistles are my Tony Dixon brass altos in A & G.

I have a collection of Generations, in both nickel & brass, in all the sizes too, (plus a Feadog, Waltons, & Tony Dixon ABS in high D).

Papasims
Papasims
@papasims
5 months ago
8 posts

As a newbie who purchased some "starter" instruments, my favorite to date is my carbon fibre D by Erik the Flutemaker.  It sounds true and pure as soon as it is picked up.  If I remain true to my nature with other instruments (clawhammer banjos and mtn dulcimers) I will have more in the months ahead.

Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
5 months ago
13 posts

I love my polymer black Susato 'Kildare' whistles.  Especially the lowest two with the single key so I can easily reach the low holes!    gangnam1    I also like their more mellow tone than metal whistles.

Norman
Norman
@norman
5 months ago
13 posts

What are your favorite whistles?

I really love both of my Mack Hoover whistles when I play out at the hospital or nursing homes. But I tend to grab a Clark  traditional whistle (the one with the wooden fipple) when I go outside to play. I enjoy its breathy sound for airs and hymns that I like to play. The price is hard to beat.