It is currently Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:05 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:59 am
Posts: 190
Location: Coventry, England
paddler wrote:
Tommy wrote:
I have only had one Shaw Bb whistle. I think they are made from stainless steel, ''chromium, nickel, silicon, manganese, nitrogen and carbon''. Some people shorten the name to just nickel.


The Shaw whistles I have seen are made from Nickel Silver (sometimes called German Silver, Nickel Brass, ... or just Nickel) not stainless steel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_silver


Beat me to it. Absolutely not stainless steel, but Nickel Silver (an alloy of nickel and copper). Stainless steel would be a distinctly unpleasant material to work in for those whistles, with to no material advantage.

As for Shaw whistles, I've had a few over the years, the last one I gave away just over a year ago to a friend. It is in C, I wasn't playing it and my friend likes Shaw D whistles. There's nowt really wrong with them. They're decently in tune, take a little more air than say a Generation, have a pleasant breathy tone and are quite quiet (talking of Shaw D and C whistles I have had).

The only real way to know whether you'll like them is to play a Shaw whistle.

_________________
Andrew Wigglesworth
http://www.greenmanrising.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.111s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)