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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:41 pm 
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My new Carbony D from eBay came in yesterday, which made me think about doing a big soprano D whistle comparison video for people who want to hear what whistles sound like next to other whistles. My playing is far from perfect, but I think it gives you a rough idea of what to expect. I think I have about 15 whistles in there, with convenient time stamps.

Note: I could not remember Chuck Tilbury's name when I played his whistle. I feel so terrible about it. Sorry Chuck!


Soprano D Whistle Comparison Extravaganza!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBRiAYL ... e=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Well done!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:47 am 
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Thanks a lot! I'm always happy to hear comparisons that include "cheap" whistles.


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Thank you, that was very enjoyable!!


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Thanks all. I tried to arrange it, roughly, by my purchase history. There's obviously more to a whistle than its tone, and you experience it differently as a player than as an observer, but being able to hear the tones side by side is a nice thing, in my opinion. If I'm considering a whistle, I'm always crawling YouTube, trying to find any clips I can of the whistles I'm considering, so I try to provide the kinds of videos that I wish others would.

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I liked the way you played the Waltons and Jerry's Mellow Dog in succession. Are you done with collecting the high D? I noticed your ears don't like them. Will you be doing similar demos with the C and Bb?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am 
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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
I liked the way you played the Waltons and Jerry's Mellow Dog in succession. Are you done with collecting the high D? I noticed your ears don't like them. Will you be doing similar demos with the C and Bb?


I have a handful of soprano D whistles that I'd still like to try, like the Shearwater, Chieftain, and Copeland, but I don't have plans to purchase any of them currently. If I come across a great deal on an interesting whistle, I'll pick it up, if I can. However, I feel like I've thoroughly explored the field, and I've found the best whistles for me. All of the whistles get uncomfortable for me at the second octave B, but some are more tolerable than others.

As for other keys, I might do a video with my C and Bb whistles, but I don't have near as many. I found pleasant whistles in those keys early on, so I wasn't driven to search for anything better. In Bb, I only have the Generation and the Tilbury, though I've thought about trying to find something more robust in that key, but I suspect I'd have to trade the nice high end for the more substantial low.

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I got the Shearwater (normal bore not the session model) and the Chieftain "mezzo" D (high D). The Shearwater is nice but the last two notes on the 2nd octave are a bit loud for me. The Chieftain ist just insanely loud overall but can sometimes be of use. I used mine just yesterday when practicing with my wife (accordion) and two female singers who used a PA. My Killarney was mostly drowned out and I didn't wanna use a mic. So I used the Chieftain but I wore earplugs. The cool thing about the Chieftain is, that it is the only whistle I came across where you can actually feel the air-column vibrating below your fingers inside the whistle. The quality is top-notch but for daily practice I think I'd use something else :D . Oh, and great video BTW. I also have the Tilbury and I think it is one of the best sounding high Ds in my collection and very well tuned across the octaves. But it does occassionally clog when I play it.


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