Has anyone tried the Greenwood whistle (made in the states )? I find it
really excellent...it was a very full & sweet tone, and is in good tune (and
tunable of course)
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From: "Kelly Crumpley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: Whistle recommendations
> On Jan 24, 2007, at 11:13 AM, Michael Reid wrote:
> I will chime in on the Syn whistle. I have a C, D, Eb, and E. The newer
> ones have excellent workmanship and a dynamite sound, a little bit of
> edge, good intonation and moderate air requirements. It is a tunable
> whistle, aluminum with a brass slide and a delrin mouthpiece. It is
> loud, but not as loud as my Kerry whistle, although I like the overall
> sound of the Syn better. My band is in the process of cutting a new CD
> and I use the Syn on all but one track (Clarke silver D). I also have a
> Sindt high D and Bb which I really like. They have a sweeter tone than
> the Syn, are very responsive, and accurate no matter what the wind
> strength. I like the challenge of the C natural on the Sindt. It is
> sort of like playing Uillean pipes with a lot of variation in pitch and
> timber depending on fingering.
> I highly recommend either a Syn or Sindt. I just remembered that Earle
> is also offering a brass whistle with a delrin head. I have not played
> one of these, but it might be worth a look. I have a Susato which I
> think is a medium bore (I bought it a long time ago). It is very loud,
> and the tone is not bad, but seems to be lacking in harmonics a bit.
> Hope this helps. Just my 2p.
>> I have both Susatos and prefer the VSB model. To my ear, the VSB has
>> more of a traditional whistle tone. Plus, the SB model is just too
>> damn loud to play in the house.
>> I don't own a Sindt, the ones I've heard are great, but I believe the
>> maker has quite a long waiting list. Also, it's said that you have to
>> half-hole the C natural; if you're used to cross-fingering I imagine
>> that could be a pain to switch.
>> An aluminum whistle in the sub-$50 range to check out is the "Syn,"
>> from a maker in Australia, Earle Bartlett. I have one from an early
>> production batch. The holes were a bit crudely cut, but I liked it a
>> lot, and I think the newer ones are supposed to be better (with
>> rounder holes, too). Search the Chiff & Fipple message board for
>> Michael Reid
>> Boulder, Colorado