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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47 pm 
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I think I can guess the answer. I'm just curious. I see some D whistles with a 7th hole to give C natural with the bottom hand pinky. I don't think I've seen such a configuration on a C or Bb whistle. Why not?


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I think I can guess the answer. I'm just curious. I see some D whistles with a 7th hole to give C natural with the bottom hand pinky. I don't think I've seen such a configuration on a C or Bb whistle. Why not?


Maybe lack of interest?

Not many people want them, but I'd guess the economics favour the more popular d whistle for this treatment.

You could certainly commission a bespoke C or Bb whistle with whatever extra finger holes you'd like!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:22 pm 
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I did just find The Carbony LeadingTone with a sub hole for a semitone instead of a whole tone, and that goes down to key of A:
https://carbony.com/product-category/wh ... ding-tone/

But it looks to be a pretty good stretch down there and that's only a semitone. That was my guess as to the reason it isn't more popular - that the reach just isn't doable past a certain point. I was just kinda surprised that D was already that point.


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