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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Hey all just wondering if anyone might know of a way to get a rim-blown headjoint for a Burke whistle?
I have a session bore D in brass and have wanted a rim-blown head joint for sometime. I reached
out to Burke years ago but never got a response.
Any help would be great!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Anyone?
Any ideas of someone who would be up to the job?
Suppose I could give it a go.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:48 am 
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You say rim blown, but fife is cross blown like a flute, if that is what you mean, Tony Dixon makes some flute heads for various sizes of (whistle) tubes, maybe one would fit - or maybe mutilate one of his one piece piccolos.

(I have two different sizes, one for his 'C' & one for his 'A' tunable aluminium whistles, & they work well.)

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Yes forgive the confusion in terms. I need a side blown head joint.
I am considering just finding a local machinist to make the head joint tube for me and perhaps a lip plate and I will cut the embouchure.


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I find that I don't need a lip plate, so you could save yourself some bother by omitting that feature. :)

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I was just thinking something to thicken the wall at the embouchure.
Like maybe just another section of tubing or some such thing.


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I just don't understand this bizarre desire to have interchangeable parts between completely different instruments. If you want a quality fife, get a quality fife.

Imagine going into a music store and saying, "yes, I'd like something that takes elements of one instrument and elements of another, and combines them into something not quite as good as either."


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MadmanWithaWhistle wrote:
I just don't understand this bizarre desire to have interchangeable parts between completely different instruments. If you want a quality fife, get a quality fife.


Well I guess if I was trying to put a wammy bar or a cymbal on my whistle you might be on to something. Seeing as how I am just looking to change my cylindrical high D flute from fipple blown to a side blown flute... My Burke is a $240 instrument, IDK if you have another $2-300 for me do get a nice professional tunable fife but I don't have that to invest in a whole nother instrument.
Guess this is America still..
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EzMan wrote:
MadmanWithaWhistle wrote:
I just don't understand this bizarre desire to have interchangeable parts between completely different instruments. If you want a quality fife, get a quality fife.


Well I guess if I was trying to put a wammy bar or a cymbal on my whistle you might be on to something. Seeing as how I am just looking to change my cylindrical high D flute from fipple blown to a side blown flute... My Burke is a $240 instrument, IDK if you have another $2-300 for me do get a nice professional tunable fife but I don't have that to invest in a whole nother instrument.
Guess this is America still..
EZ
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Ditto! Livin' that 98117 high life.

My point is that (speaking as someone who has been working 4.5 years on a new whistlehead design) of the $240 in that whistle, approximately $200 is contained in the headjoint. You're not saving $240 worth of instrument, you're losing $200. If you, or someone you know, can make a headjoint worth putting on that body, you're not really saving more than 40 bucks. Just make the body too, and you can optimize it for the sideblown head.


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