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Tinwhistler Tinwhistle Preferences (40) RE: Tinwhistle Preferences 18 Aug 98

WOW! What a lot of great postings!

Bob, I love your idea about interchangeable flute/whistle. I wonder if it is possible?

My first whistle was a Clarke which I hate because it sounds like a whisper. I like my Generations--they have very clear sound--for reels and fast jigs because they are very responsive. I play my Shaw for slow airs because it is breathy and easy to "bend" notes. However, for overall playing I prefer the Sweetone and my Walton Mello-D. Besides, I won't go to pieces if I lose one at the beach or sit on one! I have loosened the mouth pieces on all of my whistles (except the wooden fipple whistles) so they are all tunable to a certain extent.

I like the fact that the Sweetones look kinda like toys. It always surprises folks when sweet music comes out of one. I have sold many whistles for Clarke by playing my Sweetone! Should I get a percentage?

I have a high G Generation which I hate, and I can't play the low D whistles either. I can handle the reach on finger ings, but my arms are too short when the whistle is in my mouth to reach the holes!

So now I have a high G, high F, lots of Ds, a C and a Bb. What should I get next?

Cheers! Sue

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