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 Post subject: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:52 am 
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I have a Sindt C whistle that got flatted a bit Do you know anyone that could fix it??


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:27 pm 
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Tried JS himself?

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:42 pm 
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John Sindt himself would be my advice as well. If it is a minor dent and you are half way around the world you could email him and ask if someone who straightens dents out of trumpets or trombones could do the trick. I had to ask him a question about mine a couple of years ago and he was pretty quick to respond.


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:43 pm 
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I've made replacement tubes for damaged Sindts before. They're not exact matches for the original, but still work just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:23 am 
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If it's just the tube you could try sliding a wooden dowel or pvc pipe gently through the whistle to restore the shape


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:02 am 
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I think I heard somewhere that a standard Generation D tube works pretty well in the Sindt D...

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 pm 
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There is even a video on youtube from Mary Bergin playing that "mod"--a Sindt with a Generation body.


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
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And here Mary Bergin plays that exact mod -- you can see it clearly at the 1:11 mark.
https://youtu.be/LHFwG0nceTQ


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
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Sedi wrote:
And here Mary Bergin plays that exact mod -- you can see it clearly at the 1:11 mark.
https://youtu.be/LHFwG0nceTQ


To be honest, that doesn't look to me like a Generation label, too large and too square. It looks to me like a piece of red tape or maybe paint used to quickly identify a particular whistle amongst others.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
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ecadre wrote:
Sedi wrote:
And here Mary Bergin plays that exact mod -- you can see it clearly at the 1:11 mark.
https://youtu.be/LHFwG0nceTQ


To be honest, that doesn't look to me like a Generation label, too large and too square. It looks to me like a piece of red tape or maybe paint used to quickly identify a particular whistle amongst others.

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Had a look at a couple of other videos, and I think this one confirms my suspicions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7tXI0muUz4

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
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Ah, I think you are right. In this video you can see it more clearly.
https://youtu.be/XCNZng2xA2Q


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:41 pm 
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There was a similar thread here in 2017.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
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To be honest, that doesn't look to me like a Generation label, too large and too square. It looks to me like a piece of red tape or maybe paint used to quickly identify a particular whistle amongst others.


It's a square of red electrical tape. That Gen tube thing was debunked long ago. See this thread (photos long gone).

See also : Bloomfield's Sindt/Gen hybrid and Sindog that older members will remember and new members have heard semi aware echoes of.

And FWIW, a D Gen tube fitting a D Sindt is not a particularly useful solution to the OP's problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Repair
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:54 am 
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Why? It would be a solution to the problem. Part broken -> part replaced -> whistle fixed and taken care of the cross-fingered-C-nat-problem at the same time.
Apart from that I am certain any music shop with a service center that can repair brass instruments or boehm flutes (technically a woodwind) can repair it. I had a Boehm flute were the head joint was loose. They managed to widen the slide a tiny bit and all was good. I guess they can repair it with the same tools they use for such a problem.


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