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Old 05-17-2019, 07:51 AM   #11
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Default Re: Smallpipes & Whistle

I got the Mellow Dog because David Cantieni, who plays tin whistle (and other instruments) in the band Wild Asparagus plays one exclusively. I figure if you can get an instrument that plays in tune for $40 that is good enough to play in a successful band that's a pretty good deal.

At a lower price point the Clarke Sweetone whistles are pretty good. I like the original Clarke too, but it is a bit of breathy. You can improve it by straightening out the fipple.

I never liked the Susato whistles. Too harsh and sterile to me, but they would be good if you needed something to cut through a noisy environment.

At a higher price point I really like my Carbony whistles. A lot of people don't like them. Probably part of the reason I like them is because I like chatting with Rob, the maker. I like the fact that they are thermally stable. I can warm up the head by holding it in my hand and it plays in tune from the start (a handy thing for gigs with others). They also won't change pitch under stage lights.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:26 AM   #12
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Default Re: Smallpipes & Whistle

The Freeman whistles are as good a first instrument as you could get, I think, and the prices are right.

For what it's worth, I can go months without taking my C whistle out. It is necessary for some tunes but sometimes it's good to take a break.
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