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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:37 am 
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Found this very impressive, bordering on comprehensive list of whistle makers:
http://www.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Instruments/Winds/Tin_Whistle/Makers/

Several makers I personally hadn't even heard of before. Any one played a Merlin low D? Looks very cool, (kinda like an imitation abell)

Also, does anyone know of anyone who has made or attempted to make a wooden low D?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:09 pm 
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I know that Bleazy makes a wood low D as does Sweetheart. Both are reported to be of high quality. I also believe that O'riordan made them as well....but they are terribly expensive and difficult to find.

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Ronaldo Reyburn makes a wooden head low D which goes with a brass body. That way one gets the tone of wood, the warmth of brass and you don't have to worry about cracks in the body.

They're very rich sounding instruments.

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I didn't think of Reyburn. I don't have one of his low Ds but I do have a Session D/C set that is awesome! An outstanding whistle for the price.

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I am flattered to turn up in that search, though I don't make whistles, just cases for them.

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