So you think you're fooling us?
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
If I post in this thread my whistle aquisition won't look so bad.
I really wasn't intending to buy any more, although I would have liked another low 'F'.....
Guess what - an MK Kelpie low 'F' just came up for sale - now these are the bees knees when it comes to whistles - so I just had to add it to my collection.
It was priced at two thirds list price, is one year old, & has been hardly played, by someone who has a low 'D' Kelpie, which s/he prefers to play in their limited available playing time.
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.
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.)
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?
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)
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?