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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 pm 
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And Derek who wanted to hire D Mc to polish his MK, although Misha now makes them this way.

I'm sure Pancelticpiper will agree (he's mentioned many times) all MK's seem to play differently. I concur. I wish they were all plain aluminium. The one you like best might not be. I haven't tried anything from last four years of production. I wish more MK's would make it across the pond, they're worth comparing, unlike Burkes which are extremely predictable.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:52 am 
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No problems holding or playing mine; dark green matt finish.

Bought mine directly from Misha four or five years ago; can't compare it with anything else as it's the first and only low whistle I've ever had, but I'm happy with it. Don't play it all that much - it's currently in storage with most of our household stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:56 am 
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Derek Blackwell wrote:

I'm sure Pancelticpiper will agree (he's mentioned many times) all MK's seem to play differently.


Probably different whistles from all makers play differently, it's just that my sample-size with most makers is one or two, while I happened to own six different MK Low Ds, usually two or three at a time, trying to find that magic one, which I did.

My largest sample-size was my oft-mentioned chance to try a straight-from-the-factory box of 24 Generation D's.

Next was my opportunity at the NAMM Show to play a dozen or so Dixon High D's.

In truth those six MKs had much less variation than the 24 Generations, or my two Killarney Ds.

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I have found that mouthpiece patches for clarinet and saxophone do the job with a nice grip.
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Take a look into these ones:
https://www.justflutes.com/category.php?category_id=1502&comp_letter=&page=1&order=name
I am using the BG A10L (black) on the MK Pro Low D and MK Pro A.
I have put a pad for the upper hand thumb and other pad for the lower hand pinky.

I wish that Misha could offer polished versions again, however this is what he replied me:
“Metal polishing is a very dirty process. Standing at the polishing wheel for many days and weeks was slowly killing me - inhaling the polishing/metal dust into my lungs. Any solution needs to be sustainable in terms of health and safety- I've done enough damage to myself as it is!”

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:47 pm 
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Interesting, that's why I wear a dust mask when polishing aluminium or sawing, filing and cutting it. And not one of those small ones, either. Something like this:
https://www.rothhaas-online.de/artikel. ... =10373300&


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm 
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Thank you R Pereira for that tip, I have ordered a couple of packets. Thanks also for posting the reply to you from Misha about the polishing process, I guess that ends the speculation on that subject, and fair enough too.


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