Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

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Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

Post by learn2turn »

I'm a novice so I don't need anything fancy but I thought it might be nice to add a low-G to the growing collection. Don't want to spend a ton of $$$ but would like something tunable.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

Post by Polara Pat »

I have a fixed alto G and F en route from Shearwater. They offer tuneable as well for an extra cost but prices seem very reasonable and they were great to deal with. Obviously can't give a review on the whistles until they are in my hot hands but the consensus has been positive. http://www.shearwaterwhistles.com/
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Re: Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

Post by fatmac »

+1 for Shearwater, also Tony Dixon.

I've had my Shearwater low F for some time now, great whistle for the price, easy player.
I have a pre used Tony Dixon ABS low G, another easy playing great whistle, also have their Trad Brass low G too.
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Re: Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

Post by Narzog »

I've heard Dixon low G are extremely easy to overblow. Not 100% if this is true, haven't got one myself. But would keep it in mind. But I think its the Bb head on a longer tube so it would be expected behavior.

I havent played a shearwater but have heard pretty much nothing but good about them. If you want to go hand made is prob the best option.

The other bang for buck option is Nightingale. I believe its on the easier to overblow side aswell but maybe less so than the dixon. I've played their A whistle. Tone and tuning were good.

Freeman tweaked low G is also supposed to be good. Once again, a Bb head on long tube. Which isnt my style so I've never tried one (I like a strong low end). Probably the cheapest option.

I feel like most others the price is a big jump up.

I'll link them because its hard to find the store because its not english default. You can use google translate or switch to English at the bottom. Significantly better deal than the ebay store or hobgoblin which google will most likely bring you to.
https://shamanic.ru/muzykalnye-instrume ... -karavaev/
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Re: Good bang-for-the-buck Low-G

Post by Tremendouz »

I haven't played their low G myself but Goldfinch makes great whistles. The G isn't listed on the website but it exists if you request it. It seems very good according to a video I watched.
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