Best mellow, easily in-tune high D whistle?

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Re: Best mellow, easily in-tune high D whistle?

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Thanks, Jim.
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Re: Best mellow, easily in-tune high D whistle?

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I'll second the Dixon in polymer. Good mellow sound and comparably good playing qualities compared to other inexpensive whistles. It's tunable to boot. If you are looking at higher quality, I have a A. Karavaev whistle that I think has good playing quality in F with the polymer head and aluminum body. It plays loud but not shrill and is in tune throughout the registers. I have thought about ordering one in high D. I like the way his sound in high D in his demonstration video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATgu9G2dt64

While I don't have any experience with another recommendation, it seems the cocobolo whistles made by Eric the Flutemaker sound pretty good, at least over the internet. To me it has a mellow, clear, flute like sound. Here is a link:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... +Flutmaker
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