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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:09 am 
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Sounds good to me.


I never said the whistle didn't sound well enough :P

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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:08 am 
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I just received my Killarney C in nickel and couldn't be happier. I have a d in both nickel and brass but it didn't even think of weighing the choice between the c in brass or nickel. I just asked for a whistle. I do love both my d's in brass and nickel. And I am not sure I'd have made a "sound" decision to go with one or the other. The C has got a good mouth feel, scale and the right amount of backpressure, as well as ease in jumping octaves. I am very pleased.


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:02 am 
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I never said the whistle didn't sound well enough :P


I know that, just wanted to say I enjoyed the sound of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:07 pm 
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I am very happy with my brass whistle. Here's a sample.
https://youtu.be/hSOjTRDt56o


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:18 pm 
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I enjoyed both sound samples, but here's the thing with me and the Killarney. I like the way they sound a lot more when others play them. When I am playing them, it just does not sound that good. In fact, listening to my own recording sounds better than when I am actually playing them. I wonder if there is word for this syndrome.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:32 pm 
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I suppose your getting into the area of psychoacoustics there.

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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
I wonder if there is word for this syndrome.


Check your eustachian tube.

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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Brian Hughes has posted a nice clip to the Traditional Irish Music Facebook group, if anyone can access that.
I tried to get a link, but the app won’t let me see links. And when I try to go to Facebook via my browser it auto-opens the app. :swear:


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:55 pm 
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Thanks for the advice; as long my playing doesn't sound like a crumhorn, I should be ok, right??


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 am 
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Now that they've been available for a few months, I'm wondering if anyone has any additional feedback on these Killarney Cs? While the initial reviews clearly didn't show a consensus, Mr. Gumby's concerns tempered by enthusiasm. Anyone else care to share their impressions?


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:05 am 
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They're fine whistles. Don't mind me being fussy. It really was a matter of expectations not being met, and at a price. I expected the C to be as nimble and light to the touch as the higher Killarneys. It isn't. But it's fine, if you're not used to playing the Cs I already had and am used to, you probably won't notice. I have made my peace with it since. It's a workhorse, the ones I already had, they're for fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Killarney C
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:50 am 
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Mr.Gumby wrote:
I like whistles to play effortlessly, be responsive and light to the touch, lively, sweet and clear sounding. The Killarney D and E flat tick all, or most of those boxes. I had high expectations of the C. However, this one, I feel, is different. It's more hungry for wind and pressure...playing it takes an effort...


Thanks for that review.

I feel exactly the same way about how I like whistles to play, and I really like the Killarney D.

The C sounds like it plays like many players on this side of the Atlantic like their whistles to play, stiffer overall.

Happily I have an old Generation C that has a very light nimble upper range yet a full low range, and I'll stick with that.

BTW I dropped my Killarney D a couple weeks ago on concrete and right on the fipple, and it doesn't play quite as sweetly now. I don't know if it can be repaired. I might have to get a new one, I hope they haven't changed their Ds much.

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