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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:16 am 
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I did try to search this before asking but didn't find much info.

I'm familiar with the blue topped Nickel whistles from Generation and the red topped brass whistles from them. I'm assuming the head is basically the same design but the body of the whistle is different due to the material (brass or nickel plated).

Since I'm a newbie to whistling, everything is new to me :D , I've discovered that there are green headed Generation whistles. What is different about them besides the color of the whistle head?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:13 am 
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Nothing. Maybe leprechauns living inside. But I haven't noticed any difference from the redtop ones.

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ChristianRo wrote:
Nothing. Maybe leprechauns living inside. But I haven't noticed any difference from the redtop ones.


Thanks. That what I assumed but you never know until you ask.

I'd think they would charge extra for the leprechauns though! :lol:


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ChristianRo wrote:
I'd think they would charge extra for the leprechauns though! :lol:

Shh! Don't give them ideas! (Besides, an extra mouth to feed... it evens out... lol)

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Is it Generation, or Waltons or Feadog, that makes whistles with black bodies and tan tops, the Guinness whistles?

And I know I've seen whistles with black tops.

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pancelticpiper wrote:
Is it Generation, or Waltons or Feadog, that makes whistles with black bodies and tan tops, the Guinness whistles?

And I know I've seen whistles with black tops.


Waltons make the "Guinness whistles." Why I'd want to advertise Guinness on something I paid for is beyond me.

There are lots of Generation whistles now being made with black tops.

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[ Why I'd want to advertise Guinness on something I paid for is beyond me.


Some things you don't want to associate yourself with. But I suppose they're targetted at the same tourists that buy Guinness t-shirts and tweed caps, just to make sure everybody recognises them as tourists.

I suspect green top Generations are in their way aiming for a similar market. I have never seen them on sale here (I lead a sheltered life though).

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pancelticpiper wrote:
I know I've seen whistles with black tops.

Both my Feadóg and my Walton's Little Black D have black tops. I'm pretty sure that Acorns, Clarkes, and Oaks also have black tops as well.

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I thought I would update this thread with what I've found out since posting my initial question.

I am familiar with the red and blue topped Generation whistles and I had found some green topped on eBay. I then posted my question here.

Since then I found the Generation Music website in the U.K. which has a separate listing for a "Generation Folk Whistle"(green top).

I sent them an email asking what was the difference between the red topped Generation Flageolet and the green topped Generation Folk Whistle.

The official answer is: nothing but the color of the whistler top. :P


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the Generation Music website in the U.K. has a separate listing for a "Generation Folk Whistle" (green top).


Ah, I see. So for folk music we should use the green top.

I does make one wonder what genre the red top is used for, or the blue top.

In any case I've been doing things wrong all these many years.

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The blue top is for Blues, obviously. Don't know about the red one though :D . Jazz maybe?
Joking aside, my father once had a guitar made by the famous German guitar maker Roland Oetter (Tony Sheridan had one of his guitars for instance and Joan Baez ordered one but Oetter died in an accident before he finished it, I think) and he wanted it with a blue finish because he plays Blues. Oetter protested but my father insisted. So to my knowledge, that is the only blue Oetter-guitar in existence. The blue faded to green over time however.


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I thought for Blues your guitar had to be spray-painted gold.

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Lucille wasn't gold....

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Steve Bliven wrote:
Lucille wasn't gold....



I'm thinking of the gold Les Paul guitars that seem to be required in R&B, I suppose.

Which brings up a topic I broached on another forum.

It was said that "Louis Armstrong is jazz".

It could probably be said that BB King is Blues.

What I asked was "who is traditional Irish music?"

Dangerously offtopic I know!

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Sedi wrote:
Don't know about the red one though


Murder ballads of course; do you know nuffink. :P

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