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 Post subject: Killarney Brass Bb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:58 am 
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Can't find anything about this whistle other than that it exists on their website. Anyone have it, can speak to it? Can't find a whistle review or even recording on Youtube or the Killarney website for the Bb module.


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 Post subject: Re: Killarney Brass Bb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:03 am 
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Must be a recent addition. No photos of it on the site either.

I was mildly disappointed with the C and between that, the price and having yet to find a use for a Bb, I don't feel the urge.

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 Post subject: Re: Killarney Brass Bb
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:43 am 
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I hope it's nice.

I have three Killarney D's, one is super-sweet and has perfectly tuned octaves, two are a tad stiff and have flat 2nd octaves. So I don't know what to expect from their Bb.

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 Post subject: Re: Killarney Brass Bb
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:14 am 
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Ooh, that's exciting. Personally what I'd really love to see is a Killarney A.

I've been really enjoying my Killarney D. It's got a nice sweet sound, very stable response, a beautiful easy high register. Mine did have octaves that were narrow, out of the box, but my standard poster-putty tweak fixed it for me.

I think I've mentioned this tweak before, but what I do is this: on cheapie high whistles with narrow octaves (and the Killarney), I take a smidge of poster putty (maybe half the size of a pea). Then, I take the whistle tube off the head, and attach the poster putty to the inside of the tube at the top (meaning both the side that goes into the whistle head, and the side that has the holes). I flatten out the putty a bit. This creates a bore perturbation that helps widen the octaves. I play the whistle into an RTTA tuner and/or against some well-tuned recordings to check the tuning, and then I adjust the sizing and placement of the poster putty and check again. It's an easy, cheap, and entirely reversible tweak that has made a big difference in my satisfaction with several of my whistles, including the Killarney.


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