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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:47 pm 

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pancelticpiper wrote:
I can't recall having to do that with ordinary (high) whistles, just on Low Whistles.

I have to clear my whistles frequently. Either I'm doing something wrong or am borderline hyper-salivating.

pancelticpiper wrote:
Aesthetically I've always really liked the look of the MK1 heads. It's a lovely design, makes them visually distinctive, and they don't roll off tables in the pubs!

Though I've been fortunate enough to never have a whistle roll off a table, dresser, etc, the built-in anti-roll prevention is a nice feature.

Whistle No.1: Walton's Irish, soprano D
Whistle No. 2: green Feadóg Original, soprano D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:46 pm 

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pancelticpiper wrote:
Yes I can't remember offhand seeing Feadogs back in the day with nickel bodies, but that's been nearly 40 years!

I never heard of Mark Ones having brass tubes or heads that weren't green until I started lurking here years ago.
Here's what I have to hand:

1) my working go-to high D since c1980, a very fine player, though low in volume.

2) one that has sat in the drawer since I bought it in the early 1980s, doesn't play quite as well as #1.

3) I don't remember when I got this one, but it's a fine player, and much louder than the MK1s.



I do recall back in the 80s how the first Feadogs I saw were like the one on the left with the bottle green tops.

Later I started seeing ones with the more olive-green tops like the centre one.

I can't remember where I got them from but when I saw Feadogs were available again I bought 4 of those 2nd generations through the mail.And they ALL were awful.I don't mean they weren't as good as the originals,they were just plain....yuk. Guess I just had bad luck.

Coming from the era when all we had were Generations and Clarkes I hope you understand I'm not excessively picky!

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