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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:15 pm 
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are the plastic dixon flutes and piccolos any good? The only kind of flute I usually play is the silver concert flute and silver concert piccolo. I've tried bamboo ones before and wood flutes, but I don't want an expensive one right away. Anyone have an opinion for me, especially on the piccolo?


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The Dixon combo whistle with flute head is a pretty inexpensive way to try out the piccolo. It also leaves you with a nice whistle if you end up unable to play the picc. I just acquired a B flat combo. It's not the best B flat piccolo (all my others are blackwood, though, and MUCH more expensive). It is, however, a hell of a nice B flat whistle and a great bargain. So before you spend $100 for a Silkstone or Cooperman, or $200 for a Hamilton, or $300+ for a Healy (no wonder I'm always broke!), go ahead and give the Dixon a try.

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I am reluctant to answer, considering that I am a very new flute player. I bought a Tony Dixon 3-piece polymer flute from Thom at the Whistle Shop a couple of months ago. I have never played any other flute, so I can't compare it to anything, but I have enjoyed this flute very much. The workmanship seems very good and, although I am still working on improving my tone, I can play tunes I know from whistle playing and they sound pretty good to me. Do a search of this site. These flutes were discussed before and the comments made by others convinced me to order one.

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they sell dixon whistles with flute heads? I didn't know that. or do you have to buy a whistle with the head separately?


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Tony Dixon sells a body with both a whistle head and a flute head as a combo set. It's available in several different keys (down to the low whistles). Check the link:

http://www.tonydixonmusic.co.uk/piedpiper.html

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