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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:33 am 
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Hi Richard,
I recently came across these whistles in a shop in Inverness.
I was with the kids so didn’t have time to play it extensively.
The low E bore looked big and the windway large.
I thought ‘this isn’t going to be to my liking’.
But it played really well.
The Eb I tried was slightly better but I wouldn’t mind the E at all and I’m not a big low whistle person.
If they end up in a shop in Glasgow I’ll try it again and give you a better idea of the sound and playing.
Sorry it doesn’t help more but I certainly liked it more than I thought just looking at it.
I should say the only low whistle I’ve kept over the years is a 25 year old non tuneable chieftain with a tweaked wind way. I really want to like an MK more to justify buying one but it hasn’t happened yet.
All that said I’d be very happy with Big Davy’s Swayne or Impepe. Both are the best low D’s I’ve tried.
All the best
Pat

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:36 am 
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Hi Pat

Glad you like my Swayne and Impempe. Next time our paths cross, I have a Syn low D for you to try. (and some wooden high ones as well).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:07 am 
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Thanks for the review!

I visited a shop in St George's Cross (near the Underground) that had loads of whistles to hand, way back in 2007. I heard that shop closed. Where does one find a good selection of whistles nowadays in Glasgow?

I might be there next year for the Worlds.

About the AK Low Whistles, he uses the same tubing and head from Low C up to the F. Yes it's common for makers to use the same tubing and head for C, D, and Eb but in my opinion E and F are getting questionable.

Burke AFAIK has dedicated tubing and head for every size, which is why each size Burke plays so uniformly.

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