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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:05 am 
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Like so many of us, I have different whistles for different purposes...some sweeter, some more aggressive, some quieter. Where I live I am not able to access multiple whistles to try out, hence, I rely largely on advice I get from this site. Thanks to all who have helped me in the past.

I am hoping to find a wood whistle that ticks all the boxes for me. That said, I know that there is always compromise.

Many of the whistles I have inquired about are made for session playing...that is, loud whistles that can hold their own surrounded by a lot of other instruments. I almost never play in sessions, and I do have whistles that are pretty loud already. I am hoping to find a whistle that mas a moderate volume.

The Cnat OXX OOO on some of my whistles is quite sharp. Often the variations on this fingering can result in an in tune note that sounds muffled.

I know Milligans are quite loud. Some have said the quiet mouthpiece model is still pretty loud. I have emailed with Chris Backhouse, Charlie Terrio (Whorfin), Spoken to Blayne Chastain, and read countless reviews.

As to price, the ones I have mentioned are all in the ballpark.

I appreciate any thoughts people have about whistles they have experience with.

Thanks.

BTW I really enjoy reading the posts on this site.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm 
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Have you thought about David O'Brien. He is Canadian so you will have less hassle getting it delivered.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:29 pm 
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I would suggested Whorfin. The C I have is moderate. The D not so much.

Maybe Pavel Mirra at harmonyflute.com. I have a Bb and Low E that are moderate.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:56 am 
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Thanks for the replies. I will be in touch with the makers you suggest.

A question about Milligan whistles. I know this is a subjective issues, but how loud is the Milligan whistle with the quiet mouthpiece?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:08 pm 
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My Milligan whistles are older models, but maybe this will help give you an idea of volume:

https://youtu.be/qeFFnYYgbRM

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