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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 am 
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I bought a blacktop Oak on a whim about 10 years ago. It wasn't very good. I've done the usual plasticine in the mouthpiece fix, which has improved it a little, but the second octave F# and G are fragile and scratchy. My tweaking skills stop at plasticine!

If any would-be tweaker would like to try their hand at improving it, I'd be happy to send it on the understanding that they'd do it for free and send it back, but if they made an ar$e of it there would be no great loss to anyone. I'd prefer within the UK to save on postage. Perhaps someone wants to test their methods??

Please p.m. me here or email markmalinky at hotmail dot com

m.d.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:25 am 
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It may be easier for you to order an O'Briain tweaked whistle in case your Oak fails. Jerry Freeman also makes first rate tweaked whistles. I putty-cavity tweaked two Oaks and they came out pretty good. Doing things to the windway/blade etc. takes a good bit of skill.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 am 
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Thanks, Tyler.

I don't really want or need an O'Briain or a Freeman, as I have 3 good D whistles already. I just found this slightly crappy old Oak in a drawer and thought maybe someone who wants to try their hand at tweaking might fancy trying their tricks with it on the basis that they couldn't make it any worse...

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