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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:32 am 
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I've just ordered a TD tunable aluminium in 'A' for my Xmas present, (from me to me). :D

Does anyone have any opinions about these tunable aluminium whistles, as this will be my first, & most expensive purchase to date.

I do have a TD Trad Brass in 'A' which I really like, but I'm thinking this aluminium bodied one will be more mellow, but with a strong sound - is my thinking correct?

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I have both the D and C aluminum. Although people's preferences vary, I have always enjoyed the Dixon aluminum in D and C. They have a medium volume and are quite responsive. My only complaint for the C is its tendency to squeak easily unless you really warm it up in the winter. This is not the case with the D. Of the two, I like the D better. Sometimes, the head is a little loose from the factory. Just add a tiny sliver of clear tape on the tuning slide and you're all set. I think they are good looking whistles. Regarding the A, I did not care for it. I've heard people play them nicely, but somehow my playing caused it to squeak and chirp a lot, a whole lot more than my other whistles.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am 
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(Tried to post earlier but had internet problems.)

Thanks for your thoughts, sounds like it'll be an OK whistle, I had a little bit of trouble with my Trad A originally, but there's a knack to it - evidently. :thumbsup:

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I think you'll be just fine with the Dixon A. Maybe I should have stuck it out longer with the Dixon A but I had another alloy A that I liked better, that's all.


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Just came this morning - I like it! :thumbsup:

Quite a bit heavier & bulkier than my Trad A, with a slightly different tone, but seems to be a very nice whistle. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Glad you’re happy with the Dixon. I always find myself reaching for the trusted Dixons on many occasions.


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Thanks, Tyler, I seem to be grabbing up my Dixons rather than my others too, lately, so I reckon they've been a good aquisition. :)

Re the ABS in 'A' - someone on another forum bought one a year ago, & she likes it too, so I've sent a message to Dixons to see if they have one lurking about in their warehouse. :thumbsup:

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I'm also wondering about their tunable aluminium 'C' whistle, possibly the Duo, anyone got thoughts about those?

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I'm also wondering about their tunable aluminium 'C' whistle, possibly the Duo, anyone got thoughts about those?


The aluminum C is not my favorite Dixon, but it's a fine whistle. It shares the same head as the D and the tone body has the same diameter, so you can't push it as hard as the D. In my opinion, the D is excellent, A+. The C is good, B+.


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Thanks for your thoughts there, Tyler. :thumbsup:

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I've decided to try the Tony Dixon Duo in C, I'm not one for 'loud', so I think it will likely suit me quite well. :thumbsup:

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My 'Duo' just came this morning, first impression is that the whistle has a nice tone, & a fairly easy second octave.

With the flute head on it, I'm finding it more breathy than my Dixon high 'D' ABS piccolo, Dixon ABS low 'D' flute, & my Thompson delrin low 'D' flute - but that may just be my inexperience with it, (& the fact that I'm still trying to find my flute embouchure).

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I can't comment on the flute, but the C alloy tunable certainly sounds nice. It's on the quiet side, which I like. There are some people on YouTube doing a fine job on it. I get along with it a lot better than the Trad C for some reason.


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Re the ABS in 'A' - someone on another forum bought one a year ago, & she likes it too, so I've sent a message to Dixons to see if they have one lurking about in their warehouse.


Just wondering if you've heard anything from the Dixons yet about the ABS Alto A whistle? I'd be interested to know if there are any available too.


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I did get a reply from them, saying that they replaced it a few years ago & hadn't any left, unfortunately.

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