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 Post subject: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:16 pm 
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Hello all,

I tried to post this is the used instrument part of this site, but apparently I am unable to do so. So I'll try it here -- hope that is okay.

Long story short: I am trying to replace a damaged whistle. I'm looking for a tuneable Michael Burke d whistle made in a composite material (fakewood/resin type deal) that was made between '99 and 2001 ( I am assuming that is what the numbers mean -- see picture). According to legend (and Michael Burke's website), he does not make whistles in this material anymore.

Does anyone have a composite whistle from Michael Burke for sale? Any ideas?

Thank you so much for any comments or tips.

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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:34 am 
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The Irish Flute Store in Greely, Colorado has a number of previously owned Burke composite whistles available. They don't have one in composite high D, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:44 am 
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Thank you for your idea


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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:36 pm 
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I just want to add that I know borjomi in real life and recommended her here, in case anyone is hesitant about this being some type of new member scam.


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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:52 pm 
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Whistle looks like it has some character!

What's the actual damage? Could it not be repaired with some kind of super glue / resin job?

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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:58 pm 
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Check out the first picture (scroll to the right if you have to) -- it looks like the whistle has almost completely split at the first finger hole.

I'd be curious about the potential of repairs with this material as well... seems like it might be amenable to epoxies?


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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Hadn't considered that it could be fixed -- you all think it could be possible?!


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 Post subject: Re: Can Anyone Help Me?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:27 pm 
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I would contact Michael Burke. He will likely have the most definitive answer as to repairability. Good luck!


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