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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:00 am 
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Hello everyone,
Happy New Year beautiful people... :party:

New here to the forum, but I've been reading for a long time...
And I love the chemistry and the amount of knowledge I'm seeing here, it's just phenomenal...
And glad that i registered and became part of this beautiful family.

I'm new to the low whistle (6 months) , never new to playing music...at all (20 years) .

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After having almost every low D that I've known :love:
Still can't find that very quiet (really Very Quiet) Low D whistle!!
Which you can practice and play all night without disturbing anyone!

Is there a factory made whistle or a custom made Low D whistle maker who can do that.. ??

Thanks Alot,
Appreciate it...

Beloushi


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:31 pm 
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Hi Beloushi,

I have a Shearwater Bb and it is one of the softest and quietest whistles I've ever played. I would imagine their low D is similar. It's like playing through velvet--good for home but not for performance.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Which ones do/did you own? My most quiet low Ds are: Tony Dixon ABS one-piece model. The TWZ "Lucy Adams" is even more quiet but due to the very large bore it has some intonation issues (or I'm just too dumb to play it properly). The Chieftain V5 is also fairly quiet.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:54 pm 
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Thanks Peter for the suggestion! I appreciate it...

And honestly never considered a shearwater!

I'll give it a try...

It sounds what I'm looking for...

Thanks again

Beloushi


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:07 pm 
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Dear Sedi,

My bad I didn't mentioned my collection!

All Low D Whistles:
*Dixon one piece
*Dixon Aluminum
*Kerry optima Fixed
*Kerry Optima tunable
*Kerry Pro!
*Chieftain V5 fixed
*Chieftain V5 tunable
*MK kelpie
*MK Pro
*Alba
*Burke Viper Brass

From the above collection, my quietest is the Kerry Pro! Which myself asked Mr. Phil specifically a very quiet instrument.

Still I'm looking for a quieter whistle !!
And to me, every 2 or more pieces whistles sounds quieter than any one piece whistle! I guess those slides dampening the sound a bit.
I'll check that TWZ "Lucy Adam's" thanks :thumbsup:

And I agree that V5 is chiffy and fairly quiet..


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:14 pm 
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I find my recently purchased Howard low D to be quite good for practicing at home, strong sound but fairly quiet - just how I like it. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:45 pm 
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Ive found that folding a piece of paper and putting it down the windway till it just protrudes at the labium mutes the whistle quite a bit without affecting pitch! I used a plastic sweet wrapper, that way its not affected by moisture.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Dear fatmac,

Honestly everytime I wanna buy a Howard! Someone will say it sounds like a recorder with a nasaly tone!!
And i heard that after Mr. David took over,
He changed the fipple design which it sounds different than before... Is that true?

And I believe the gold plated Howard will sound the quietest?

Which one you have btw?

Thanks for the input, appreciate it :love:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:13 pm 
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Dear AuLoS303,

Thank you so much for the tip, appreciate it.
Will try that also as long as it won't effect the pitch :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:14 pm 
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Thanks for the list of whistles. I like the Howard (I like the sound and it is also fairly responsive for a low D, so quick tunes are no problem) but it behaves a bit odd (got one of the older ones) -- when playing very softly you basically need less air for the 2nd octava than the 1st and it will be rather quiet. When playing "normally" with more breath pressure for the 2nd octave it will be anything but quiet.
Or wait for the Warbl to be released:
https://warbl.xyz/index.html

Tamsin Solanum plays the new version in a few videos on the Howard-FB-page:
https://www.facebook.com/howardwhistles ... tion=group


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:38 pm 
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Dear Sedi,

Yes I'm leaning to the Howard now! :love:
I guess I'll ignore all what I heard about how nasaly and dull it is as per what I've read!
Cause I've seen Ms. Tamsin videos and that's a quiet whistle :)

And that's one odd whistle you've got! :D

Warbl is a must-have absolutely!
Thanks a lot, never heard of it..
Honestly, was shy to ask if there's a silent/electric whistle!
And it's true there's a Warbl :love:

Thanks again.. Appreciate it :thumbsup:


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My Howard is a black one, its just a powder coating on the brass - about the fipple design, I have no idea, as I am new to whistles, & have only just purchased my first low D, but I did buy it mainly on how it sounded.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:49 am 
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Yep most of the ones I've seen are the black ones...
And as I said from Ms. Tamsin videos, it's a very quiet whistle :thumbsup:

I guess I'll go for the gold plated (as gold plated brasswind instruments always sounded so sweet and fairly quiet-and it might be the same with whistles)

I'll buy a Howard and will still look for that special super quiet instrument :)

Thanks Fatmac..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:08 am 
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You're welcome. :)

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