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 Post subject: Alba Whistles
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:12 pm 
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Has anyone played an Alba whistle? They're made in Scotland. Are they any good? I can buy a good used one in low E (tunable). Any thoughts would be appreciated :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Alba Whistles
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:01 pm 
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I got a low B made by Stacey and very pleased with it. She makes a good whistle for a reasonable price. Much along the lines of MK whistles.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:27 pm 
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I have a low D. Plays well. I like the tone. Works for me. YMMV.

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 Post subject: Re: Alba Whistles
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Thanks peeps, I think I'll go for it!! :party:


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 Post subject: Re: Alba Whistles
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:46 pm 
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I would be very interested to hear how your Low E plays!

I bought Albas in Bass A, Low C, and Low E and IMHO the Bass A is the best of the group.

It's a superb whistle! The voicing is exactly how I like it.

Here it is (sorry for the background noise, I'll re-do this video when I get a chance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJm6BQ-Qxcg&t=13s

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 Post subject: Re: Alba Whistles
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 am 
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Thanks everyone. I have won the bid so now I'm checking the mail all the time, super excited, can't wait to get it! :party: :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 pm 
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I just received my Alba E in the mail. I really love the tone. It takes more breath in the upper octave but it is easier to play that my low D. I love the quality too, and for 2nd hand it is in really great condition. A very happy learner whistler here :thumbsup:


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