Rick Gagne and Elise Morse-Gagne wrote:
> METAL D WHISTLES:
> Generation: the best. Great for controlling tone, and for varying
> non-tonal noise tonguing and when changing octaves. Inexpensive. Brass
> and nickel-coated brass both good.
> Copeland: very very good. Vary less than Generations. Easier to play for
> the beginner, smooth even tone, nice and loud. Brass best (warmer tone),
> nickel second best (does he still make these?), silver last.
> Sindt: I've played two, briefly, both good. And a good price.
> Clark: breathy and untunable, but great for old-fashioned sound.
> Oak: another good cheapie. But mouthpieces often taste/feel bad.
> Soodlums: smoother tone than most cheap whistles, which I don't like.
> Feadog: another cheapie, not too bad.
There may be some variation here, according to taste. I own whistles by
Feadog, Oak, and Soodlums, as well as Generations from B-flat to G. I like the
Feadog best by far; the Generation E-flat and the Oak second. I want a Copeland,
afford one right now. And I think I'll go for the nickel, rather than the brass
personally, don't care for the tone color one gets from brass.
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