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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 am 
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Hi Everyone,

A year or so ago I bought a whistle from a guy in Florida who hand makes them from river reed. I want another one but I will be darned if I can find him with Google search.

I know he lives in Florida and usually travels the games circuit but as we all know that is pretty much cancelled this year.

Any help much appreciated.

Jim


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm 
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Sammy Tedder? He's all I could find so far, but his website only shows in a rough way how to make them; from what I can see, all he's selling is his recordings.

http://www.sammytedder.com/rvrcane1.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:37 pm 
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Hawk Hurst?
https://www.hawkhurstflutes.com/flute-sales.html

I have a "diatonic" from him though it doesn't really play like a whistle to me.


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jimhanks wrote:
Hawk Hurst?
https://www.hawkhurstflutes.com/flute-sales.html

I have a "diatonic" from him though it doesn't really play like a whistle to me.

These are patterned after Native American flutes. Even the diatonic versions (as opposed to the pentonic) will play very differently than a tin whistle. By their nature, they are pretty much confined to a single octave/register. But they can be lovely in their own right.

Best wishes.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 pm 
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Steve Bliven wrote:
By their nature, they are pretty much confined to a single octave/register. But they can be lovely in their own right.

Well, yes and no. It is wider bore than whistle so won't go a full two octaves, but goes much higher than a standard NAF.


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