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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:11 am 
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TxWhistler wrote:
Thanks Flexismart for describing how your Cobre C plays. That's interesting that you believe it is Phil's attempt to come close to the Generation sound. Since I've only heard them on videos it's hard to know how they really sound.


Sorry if my comment was confusing. What I said was the KWL/Chieftain/Optima Cobre is a nod to the Generation tradition, and the body (while in hand) feels much like a Gen C (except for the weight). I didn't mean to imply that it sounds like a Gen C, because it doesn't. It has a much more direct tone with very little breath sound or complex overtones. The Cobre also has a bit more volume when compared to the un-tweaked Gen C, probably because of the structure/design of the fipple, which seems to have a very efficient air flow path, negating overtones and breathy sounds.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:37 am 
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Flexismart wrote:
TxWhistler wrote:
Thanks Flexismart for describing how your Cobre C plays. That's interesting that you believe it is Phil's attempt to come close to the Generation sound. Since I've only heard them on videos it's hard to know how they really sound.


Sorry if my comment was confusing. What I said was the KWL/Chieftain/Optima Cobre is a nod to the Generation tradition, and the body (while in hand) feels much like a Gen C (except for the weight). I didn't mean to imply that it sounds like a Gen C, because it doesn't. It has a much more direct tone with very little breath sound or complex overtones. The Cobre also has a bit more volume when compared to the un-tweaked Gen C, probably because of the structure/design of the fipple, which seems to have a very efficient air flow path, negating overtones and breathy sounds.


Sorry that I misunderstood what you were saying! My mama always said I wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed. :D

Thanks for the additional information. I appreciate you taking time to answer my original question.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:45 pm 
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This is a stupid reason but I'd go killarney over cobre because I just really dont like how the Cobre looks, while the killarney is in my opinion the best looking whistle on the market. Now obviously looks shouldnt matter that much but when they both play well and cost significantly more than the highly praised generation, it better look good haha.

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I'd be very interested in a "Busker" C whistle but so far they only come in D and A.

By the way, Busker C is on his store now.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:22 pm 
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Nice! Thanks for the heads-up!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:46 pm 
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To muddy the water, my Xmas present to myself was a Killarney C I have to say it is fantastic and my Generations are now in the recycling bin...


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