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Author:  Sedi [ Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

The Toot is not much more than a toy and a heavily overpriced one. Waste of money. It is actually more expensive than the Venova but the Venova is a real instrument. If the Toot would cost 20 bucks, I'd say, give it a try but not at the price they are going for. The range is also very limited. Not even full two octaves.

Author:  vigaglum [ Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

The Dood and Toot seem to be available for about twenty five pounds, while the Venova is about 80-85. It sounds good enough on Youtube. The range is limited but most of my whistle repertoire would just about fit if transposed into C.

Author:  Sedi [ Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

Thats seems like a better price than what I paid. I paid more for the Dood than for the Venova. And it was definitely not worth it.

edit: just noticed I mixed up two instruments. I bought the jsax not the dood and the jsax is way too expensive at an MSRP of 99€ compared to the 85€ for the Venova.

Author:  Karen I. [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

Thomaston wrote:
This guy makes a plastic pibgorn in your price range. I’’ve gone back and forth for years about getting one.

http://pibgorn.co.uk/instruments-offerynnau


Ooh, thank you! That may be exactly what I'm looking for.

Having re-examined my finances, I decided now is not the time to buy an instrument, but I'm keeping all the advice in mind. Many thanks to all.

Author:  whistlecollector [ Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:20 pm ]
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Pibgorns have a very limited range, so take that that into consideration!

Once your finances improve, I'd suggest that you can't get any buzzier than the rackett! 3D printing the things ought to reduce the price considerably.

Author:  Sedi [ Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

Oooh, I love the rackett. Do you have any links to a 3d-printed one?
Edit: found this -- loks very promising.
https://youtu.be/MYpDOp0VL1M
https://www.facebook.com/quinn.lewis

Author:  Kypfer [ Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recorder player wants to learn a louder, buzzier instrum

If you can find one, check out a 'Cortol' https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -305402634 , basically a double-reed instrument with nearly a two octave range, made from a "folded" pipe so it's the same sort of physical length as a descant recorder but plays a "six-finger-down" G, like a treble recorder but an octave lower. No keys, but will go down to a B with some sneaky fingering using both thumbs and both little fingers ... takes some getting used to! Mine's in plastic and I believe English-made, though there's no makers mark on it.

I've also got one of the pipes marketed as a "Tudor Pipe", basically a cornamuse (not cornemuse), the same basic range as the cortholt but without the extended lower notes.

I tried one of the plastic pibgorns, very loud, but I couldn't keep it going for very long before reed clogged :(

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