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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:18 am 
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Last summer I contacted Mr Sindt and requested a Sindt whistle in A, since I already had whistles i liked in the more common keys and I can use an A whistle in other kinds of music.

I've spent a bit of time with it now and my initial impressions are wow, what a delightful whistle to play! A really sweet tone, fast and easy. Very nicely made with excellent attention to detail. Just a pleasure to play. The Ab is better half-holed than cross fingered. oxx xoo is passable but half holing is better. That will take some adjustment. But I'm really loving this whistle. It's odd to play familiar D tunes in A--it feels like I'm playing a harmony part


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:29 am 
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Glad to hear you're liking your new 'A' whistle, (I really like my Tony Dixon Trad in 'A'). :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:25 pm 
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I have a Sindt A (and a Bb and a D); love it. It's a lovely key and a great whistle.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:05 pm 
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I used to have a Sindt A/Bb/B set, one head and the three tubes.

All of them played great, but the middle one, the Bb, had a slight edge over the others and was a superb whistle.

("Used to have" because I liked my FrankenGen A and Generation Bb just a hair more, so I sold the Sindt set.)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:22 pm 
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I'm still really impressed with the Sindt A. It's just a joy to play. The only thing that's hard is you can't cross finger the C#, it needs to be half holed, and I just haven't practiced that enough. But the whistle is so nice that I'm considering retraining myself


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:36 am 
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Isn’t C# on an A whistle just XXX XOO?

Edit: oops - I guess you mean G-nat (?)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:43 am 
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plunk111 wrote:
Isn’t C# on an A whistle just XXX XOO?

Edit: oops - I guess you mean G-nat (?)

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