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Author:  Matthewlawson3 [ Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:15 am ]
Post subject:  Abell Warm up Period

I have a question. It seems to me that the Abell blackwood D takes time to warm up and really start to play well and louder. Is it just me or is there some warm up time involved with the whistle itself? Also, I don't feel like I can put a lot of push of air into the lower register before it starts to jump to the higher register, unlike my Burke Narrow Brass D.

Author:  chas [ Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Abell Warm up Period

It definitely takes time for an Abell to warm up. The silver in the mouthpiece is a little thicker than many whistles with mouthpiece rings, plus it's silver. It has more mass, so it takes more energy to heat it up.

I'd suggest holding it in your armpit or wrapping your hands around the head for a few minutes before playing.

Author:  Matthewlawson3 [ Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Abell Warm up Period

chas wrote:
It definitely takes time for an Abell to warm up. The silver in the mouthpiece is a little thicker than many whistles with mouthpiece rings, plus it's silver. It has more mass, so it takes more energy to heat it up.

I'd suggest holding it in your armpit or wrapping your hands around the head for a few minutes before playing.


Thanks! I'll try that!

Author:  joeryan [ Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Abell Warm up Period

I use a heating pad.

Like this:https://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-Electric-UltraHeat-Technology-Machine-Washable/dp/B00006IV4N/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3LGP9MB9Z1RJ9&keywords=heating+pad&qid=1578325501&sprefix=heating+p%2Caps%2C138&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVDdRNUNKUU1aRUFNJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDQ3OTg3MkJHT1o0N1hHWTg0TCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTE2MDk5Mzg4UkY4M0I2TVdZViZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

It works wonders.

Author:  Matthewlawson3 [ Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Abell Warm up Period

joeryan wrote:


Do you really use a heating pad? Haha

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