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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:43 pm 
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The "wwg1" beneath one of his blog posts, which is used by the supporters of QAnon.
Edit: I checked again and he has now removed it from the post.


...................... and this would be a rather odd way to start doing it. It's not even the full initialism.


"rather odd" is an understatement. I think it's invalid to tag anyone with that association, if only given such a very vague hint to suggest anything. All I've seen out of the Kerry Whistle camp is professionalism.


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We used to go regularly, with our daughter, to Comet ping pong, in DC. if you don’t know about it just google it. It could have ended really horribly. They are still bleating nonsense about it..

As far as I’m concerned, the QAnon stuff is no laughing matter. It’s an existential crisis for those of us who believe in empirical reality.

Maybe I’ll drop him an email and ask about it


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4: Politics and religion

We’ve tried. It hasn’t worked here on the Board, so please don’t post on these subjects hereabouts. A hardy group - members of this board and a scattering of former members - participate in an external forum which is pretty much for Chiff & Fipple folks who want to talk politics and religion. We're grateful for it and are happy to provide a link:


http://cnfpoli.informe.com/

OK now that we're reminded of the rule this thread has been breaking for two pages, let's talk about whistles.

I played some of those original big-bore Kerry high D whistles back when they were new and they embodied pretty much everything I don't like in High Whistles.

When I did have to do some street playing with a group I used an old Susato High D. It wouldn't be my choice for ordinary playing, but for the street it worked well, being quite loud.

Good point about the wind, happily we didn't encounter that. If I had to play out in the wind I don't know what I would do, other than switch to flute (far more wind resistant) or pipes (completely wind-resistant).

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I don't own a Kildare but just an Oriole and the 2nd octave is not much easier on the Oriole compared to my "mezzo D" Thunderbird. Both require some push for the 2nd octave. I still like them if it wasn't for the volume which is a bit too much for me. Outside is a different matter however. But I mostly play indoors (don't wanna bother the neighbours).
From what Phil Hardy said in the video, it seems the "Busker" is a bit less loud than the old mezzo D, I assume. Might be just right.


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I specifically didn't mention the potential meaning of the initialism because I didn't want to run afoul of the rules, and was hoping that there was a more benign explanation for it ("Whistlers Want Good 1[st octaves]" maybe?).

As for the whistle itself, I've got a Chieftain high D non-tunable from a couple years ago. Sounds nice, but very, very loud and takes a good bit of air. I have played it out busking, and it might suit an outdoor session, but I wouldn't want to be sitting next to someone playing the 2nd octave on it indoors! Probably won't go in for the new Busker because I have this one (although I've been thinking of selling it), but if someone is looking for a loud whistle with a very powerful 1st octave I'd definitely recommend it. It's also a good workout for the lungs!


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They announced Busker Custom High D blackwood.

https://www.kerrywhistles.com/post/busk ... om-high-ds

Thoughts? Impressions? Has Kerry company had significant enough experience to produce quality high D wooden whistles?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:30 am 
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The previous Chieftain high D customs had Roy McManus bodies and I'd expect something the same or similar again.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:07 am 
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Hey, has anyone managed to buy one of the Busker Custom High D whistles?

I emailed Phil shortly after receiving his newsletter yesterday to say I am interested in buying...have had no reply as yet.

There were only 10 made, probably all gone already!


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I've got a Thunderbird high C that has loads of volume and you have to absolutely blast it to get the high b and c. In contrast my Bb Thunderbird is softer and airy with well balanced octaves. I love them both.

On clogging, I noticed that Phil's aluminum heads have a taller and narrower windway than my Goldie whistles, which I think helps prevent clogging. Only my Goldie mezzo A clogs and the windway is super short so any beaded moisture causes issues. But boy it sounds lovely.

For busking I'd go with a Thunderbird or this "busker" whistle and would bet it performs just fine. A big high D is going to cut through street noise pretty well regardless of make and with good air volume I wonder if that would help with cutting out on a windy day?

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