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My homemade Bass A whistle!
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Author:  AngelicBeaver [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:04 pm ]
Post subject:  My homemade Bass A whistle!

I've long wanted to make my own whistle, but I haven't had the time or the tools. Well, I finally did it, and I went for a Bass A.

I used inspiration from my Chieftain V3 for the fipple design, as well as Hans Bracker's whistle calculator for the hole placement, which kind of worked.

The holes are quite the stretch, and they are big and hard to cover, but I think the tone is lovely.

https://youtu.be/16aSfxyGtUE

Author:  Tunborough [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My homemade Bass A whistle!

Very nice work, Nathaniel. I like the tone, too. So that's what you were up to with that lathe.

As Feadoggie would say... Bet you can't make just one. (I deeply regret Feadoggie's absence from our community. He is missed.)

Author:  David Parkhurst [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My homemade Bass A whistle!

Really nice! Low whistles are hard to make, you did well

Author:  AngelicBeaver [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My homemade Bass A whistle!

David Parkhurst wrote:
Really nice! Low whistles are hard to make, you did well


Thanks. I've been attempting to make an Alto A, but the fipple block carving has been unsuccessful after two tries. I may need some smaller tools for shaping the windway.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My homemade Bass A whistle!

That's lovely. I haven't tested it with a tuner, but the tuning sounds OK to me, including that 'A' (sounding E).

Author:  jpwinstruments [ Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:02 pm ]
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Ah!!! saw this video last night while browsing youtube. Great job! :thumbsup:

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