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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Hiya,

I wanted to know if someone has experience with Jonathan Swayne whistle?

Would love to hear your recommendation or even if someone has one for sale.

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Lou


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:04 am 
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At one time I had a very extensive whistle collection. Most of those have been sold, but I retained about five or six that I considered my favorites. Only two of the those are wooden whistles. One was a Blackwood D whistle made by David Boisvert. The other was a European boxwood D whistle made by Jonathan Swayne. Both are works of art with easy second octaves. The Swayne is a particularly sweet sounding whistle.

Of course, many whistles have players who swear by that particular whistle. Everything is subjective. I prefer whistles with an easy second octave that is not shrill. Both the Boisvert and the Swayne fit that bill.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:29 am 
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Backhold wrote:
http://www.roymcmanus.co.uk

What does that have to do with Jonathan Swayne whistles?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:42 pm 
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ytliek wrote:
What does that have to do with Jonathan Swayne whistles?


Dear God they're out in force today !!

Chap in the post above mine mentions his Boisvert whistle, ask him 'What does that have to do with Jonathan Swayne whistles?' and then get back to me ..


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:08 am 
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I have to agree

( "What does that have to do with Jonathan Swayne whistles?"

The innitial post enquiry is about Swayne whistles and experiences with.....
if another member mentions another maker to tell a story about his wooden whistle collection, what does that have to do with roy mcmanus......or Jon Swayne
Maybe read the post title ( Experience with Jonathan Swayne whistle ?? )

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 am 
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ggunner wrote:
Both are works of art with easy second octaves. The Swayne is a particularly sweet sounding whistle.

That is experience.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:05 am 
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sponge wrote:
I have to agree

( "What does that have to do with Jonathan Swayne whistles?"

The *innitial post enquiry is about Swayne whistles and experiences with.....
if another member mentions another maker to tell a story about his wooden whistle collection, what does that have to do with *roy *mcmanus......or Jon Swayne
Maybe read the post title ( Experience with Jonathan Swayne whistle ?? )

SPONGE :poke:


1. As a long time lurker (way things are going I may revert back to that status) I've read a lot of threads that have drifted slightly away from the OP (it isn't against the rules as I'm aware) The OP is interested in wooden whistles I thought he may be interested in Roy's work.

2. If I have transgressed a rule in posting the McManus link I'm quite sure a member of the moderation team will delete the link (I don't believe either you or the Ytliek fellow are Mods, you've simply chosen to adopt the superior and patronising attitude all 'noobs' have to endure)

3. *Initial, *Roy, *McManus


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:15 am 
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CRIKEY :-? , I have to say you certainly like to get in and have a go.... not jut this post/thread either

Yes perhaps become a lurker once more, nightmagic is interested in SWAYNE WHISTLES, which is one maker, of course you've not broken any rules, and no I'm not a moderator, but posting a link to Roy's site it completely useless to someone after info on a Swaynes whistles, i'm interested in Tully whistles, you wouldn't happen to have the link for Chris Abell :boggle: :poke:

Why you need to be so up yourself with all your post's is beyond me, write less, play more whistle, enjoy life..........

and live long and prosper

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:54 am 
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@nightmagic

Roy makes a really nice whistle, I thought you may appreciate a look, apologies for the brouhaha that followed.

I meant well.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Here's a link to Jonathan Swayne's website.

https://www.jonswayne.com/whistles

They are very fine whistles with an easy blowing, and sweet, not shrill, second octave. They compare very favorably with other wooden whistles.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:00 am 
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I've only tried one high D Swayne whistle, and it was the only whistle that I've played that I would describe as "reedy." Very unique sound. Plenty of back pressure / resistance to blowing, which I like. Very attractive whistle (boxwood) with nice curves. :)

-Brett

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