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 Post subject: Purchasing new whistle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:46 pm 
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These are very different whistles. I am an intermediate player...some may say beginner and that's fine. I need help making a choice if anyone has input I'd love to hear it. I am considering each whistle for a different reason (obviously) bit would like your opinion on the most useful all around with good tone and plays a minimum of second octave decently. Thank you in advance.

The Tony Dixon Brass Trade

The Shaw

The Freeman Blackbird.

I know many will say the Blackbird right away, I am just concerned it may not sound as sweet as brass or as traditional. I know Freeman is the best at tweaks.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:34 am 
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I know none of the whistles you cite, but I have discovered that I personally prefer brass over nickel. Which is as useless to you as all other opinions you will get here because you are the only person who can decide what you prefer...


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Of the 3 that you cite, I have 2 Tony Dixon Trad brass, (A & G), they play OK for me in the second octave, but I'm only a beginner on whistle, & found they needed a slightly different technique to my Generations/Feadog because of the shorter beak.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:52 pm 
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I have played all three and my preferences are as follows.

1. Blackbird (I do prefer the Freeman Mellow Dog over the Blackbird.)
2. Dixon
3. Shaw


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