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 Post subject: Re: Whistle B pitched
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:45 am 
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Cayden wrote:
I have a Sindt in B and it's a grand whistle. Wouldn't part with it.



I picked up a Sindt set, one head, and bodies for A, Bb, and B, and it played great.

I liked my FrankenGen whistles in those keys just a hair more, so I sold the Sindt set.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:40 am 
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I have an excellent OZ whistle in B made by Mitch. It's not listed on his site...you would have to ask him about making one.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle B pitched
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:53 am 
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Thanks again to every soul!
I ended up ordering a B from Mack Hoover.
I was very fascinated by OZ whistle, but they coswt a lot and, moreover, I'd have to pay an immense sum to italian customs.

Alberto Z


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:17 am 
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Just a final update: Mack Hoover whistle B-pitched has landed in my home today.
Absolutely one of the best whistles I ever played.
The sound is beautiful, the pitch is perfect. The amount of air is what I asked: no need to blow too weak, no need to blow too strong, but a middle blowing which the player can easily modulate to extract a lot of nuances. Reaching second octave is easy, no need to overblow, and the sound in 2nd octave is not harsh, but sweet and melodious.
On aestethical side, I love the contrast between gold body and white embouchure.
What else? Many thanks to Mike Clougherty for having suggested to try a Mack Hoover whistle, and to Mack the man himself, who was very kind in taking in charge all the specifications I asked him. It is easy to understand that this is not, for him, a simple business, but a labour of love!


Alberto Zucchi "Alaricus"


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