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 Post subject: Feadog Pro D vs Oak D
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 am 
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Hi,

1st post from n00b whistler here...

I bought a couple of £6 whistles as an experiment; a Lark Polymer and a Clarke Sweetone

The Clarke sounds raspy / cheap on the 2nd octave and the Lark is so fussy about pressure its far too easy to go into 3rd or stay low. It also sounds too much like a recorder. Obviously I need practice but am thinking of doubling that £6 and seeing if that helps me at all.

So have looked at reviews of the Feadog Pro and the Oak - seems mostly positive on both really and they are both around £12

Anyone any experience of either of these - or other pearls of wisdom?

Tia!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the forum.
I have both. They seem to use the same barrel (probably from a third party) -- a more heavy brass barrel than normal whistles. The Oak sounds a little less chiffy. I like them both. Maybe the Oak ranks slightly "above" considering how stable the sound is. But the difference is minimal. Both are great, cheap whistles. Can't go wrong with either.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:27 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome and the tips! :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:04 pm 
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My Clarkes Sweetone doesn't sound raspy, but if you want something with less presence, maybe try a Tony Dixon ABS.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:26 pm 
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Yep, been looking at the Tony Dixon DXTRAD which is about £16 via 1to1 Music on fleabay

Also, since my last post have found the Oak D for £9

So many choices...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 am 
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Dixon trad is also nice. Has a slightly larger bore and larger windway so it needs a little more air but is also a bit more stable to play for a beginner. And it is tunable.


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