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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:57 pm 
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Hi,
I’m pretty new to the tin whistle (but not new to playing instruments). I’ve got a Tony Dixon DX006 (alloy) and I’m liking it but I’d like something a bit quieter for practicing at home. I want a tuneable one (I’ve started going to a local slow session) - will I notice much difference between my current one and a polymer one? Also, I’m undecided whether to get the ‘pro’ with brass slide or the one without.

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Personally, I find polymer/ABS to be a little less shrill/not as piercing a sound as brass & aluminium.

I too, have the same whistle, but I bought mine as a Duo, with flute head, in 'C'.

I have since bought a Glenluce & a Recorder Workshop polymer whistle, both in 'C', & they both do the job nicely, without spending a lot on them, they are two piece, so would have a little bit of leeway for tuning, I would guess. (Both are a bit quieter than my aluminium.)

P.S. The Tony Dixon one piece ABS high 'D' would likely suit for home practicing, it's a nice whistle.

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fatmac wrote:
Personally, I find polymer/ABS to be a little less shrill/not as piercing a sound as brass & aluminium.

I too, have the same whistle, but I bought mine as a Duo, with flute head, in 'C'.

I have since bought a Glenluce & a Recorder Workshop polymer whistle, both in 'C', & they both do the job nicely, without spending a lot on them, they are two piece, so would have a little bit of leeway for tuning, I would guess. (Both are a bit quieter than my aluminium.)

P.S. The Tony Dixon one piece ABS high 'D' would likely suit for home practicing, it's a nice whistle.


Thanks! I've gone for the tuneable one - having a quieter option for sessions is prob a good thing (for the other players LOL!)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:16 am 
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Well, it's arrived and is definitely quieter than my other TD whistle, especially in the 2nd octave :-) I think it's going to be good for practicing at home (I'm sure my dog will be pleased haha!)

Bit worried tbh as this is my 2nd whistle purchase in a month LOL and I know it won't be the last. I've already been eyeing up the low D whistles!


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