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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:08 pm 
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listed on eBay at [url]https://www.ebay.com/itm/264327912866
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Extremely rare Sindt soprano whistle in key of E-Flat. Maker John Sindt, brass, extremely rare in this key, approximately 11.0" in length, played only a handful of times. Especially perfect for playing in a "sharp" session (i.e. fiddles tuned up a half step, Eb flutes, C/C# accordions, etc.). A versatile option when accompanying singers or in other instrumental situations, as it opens the option of playing comfortably in additional keys without a lot of cross fingering. I am the original and only owner; instrument purchased in 2001. Excellent condition overall, no kids, with only the tiniest of superficial scratches commensurate with its vintage --- played only a tiny handful of times. I have never seen another of these in this key, so this is likely to be a unique opportunity for someone to own a special instrument indeed. Please note in the photos (on eBay) the engraved "Eb" and initials "JS". Thinning the herd.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:24 pm 
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With respect, I don't think they are extremely rare... it was a standard offering when I ordered my Bb and A from John, and in fact I had an Eb on the order too but cancelled that one. I've seen a few for sale. Not as common as D for sure, but they are out there.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:40 pm 
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Hmmm. I own an E Sindt, which sees use in our band. I wonder how rare it is, on the rare scale...

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 pm 
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It’s really not ‘extremely rare’. It is what it is, a very nice Eb whistle from a well-known and very popular maker.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:34 am 
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Yes, hardly rare...someone should buy it and put a Feadog, or similar D tube on it...then they would have a D/Eb set.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:08 am 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/264327912866



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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 am 
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No, it is not that rare, maybe rare, because they are quality instruments and people hang onto them.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:59 am 
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My Eb Sindt came with a silver tone tube. I wanted to find out if silver sounded different than brass. I fit a brass Generation Eb tone tube to the Sindt. Also added a 1/2'' sleeve to a Generation F tone tube. And have several brass D tone tubes that fit.
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As mentioned it is challenging to take a pic of engraving on a round tube.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:26 pm 
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If it is 18 years old, it should have the flat windway in the mouthpiece instead of the current curved ones...I guess that would make it slightly rare....good opportunity for someone to try out the old style head if curious.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:00 am 
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Yes indeed. How about it cairdin? Which style of these two windways does it have?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106687&p=1216783&hilit=sindt+louder#p1202752

Anybody else for that matter? The only flat ones I've heard of so far are those owned by whistle1000 and myself, so more than slightly rare I guess. I was just comparing these again last night. Yes the flat one is louder, especially in the low range, has a purer tone, and takes more breath control, at least with the two I've got. Both are excellent. An interesting toss up.

I wonder if John Sindt once did all of them this way or just some, and how long ago. I hope he's doing well, he deserves more than he sold them for.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:21 am 
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For that matter I wanted to ask the same of this person, but they didn't announce their posting to our merry throng. Evidently the "extremely rare" attempt didn't work out so well for them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Extremely-Rare ... _cvip=true


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:11 am 
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Listing for the D no longer there; link to 'extremely rare Bb' https://www.ebay.com/itm/362660468001?ViewItem=&item=362660468001

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 am 
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I had a Sindt Eb that I bought around 20 years ago, and while John had a waiting list even back then, the Eb was easily obtainable for around 75 dollars (a lot of money for me at the time). I loved it but unfortunately I somehow lost it - can't believe I was that stupid not to take better care ....

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