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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 pm 
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Bought the Genereation GHB whistle in D (aka Elfsong Enchantress), it fired my curiosity, so when an Elfsong Enchanter came up on eBay for a reasonable price, (£15 all in, or $17) i got it too. It is fun trying to play them, trying to remember chanter fingering sometimes ties my fingers in knots.

Another impulse purchase was the Grey Larsen book, it was a a surprise when I heard the thud as it hit the floor when the postman delivered it. I wasn't expecting it to be the size it was, no CDs with it though, but for £5 delivered I can't complain.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:28 pm 
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Howard brass low D and Johannes Aldler blackwood and Bakelite D added to the list. The Adler whistle is I believe pre WW2.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:07 pm 
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Antique brass B whistle (weighs a ton) and a Takahe low D can be added to the list.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:32 pm 
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BigDavy wrote:
Antique brass B whistle (weighs a ton) and a Takahe low D can be added to the list.


If you have an antique whistle check it for lead solder. They have swab kits you can pick up at hardware stores that change color when the touch lead.


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I wouldn't worry too much about that.......my mains water came through lead pipes, & I had been drinking it for over 58 years, before I moved house, & I'm 70 now, with no ill effects.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:54 am 
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I should stay off eBay :lol: bought a job lot of whistles.

Generation Bb, Eb and tabor pipe in D.
Frankenwhistle - Generation head on Feadog body.
No name brass whistle in A.
No name very wide bore whistle in D.
Ferris Susato clone in C.
Mullan D - a Generation head with custom made heavy brass body.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:57 am 
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jiminos wrote:
Hey, Richard, I noticed that you wrote you've gotten rid of all your Susatos. May I ask why?


Sorry I missed this question when you posted it!

When I was transitioning out of fluteplaying and into Low Whistles I picked up loads of Susatos because they were locally available (I could try them) and inexpensive.

I had them in almost all the lower keys:

Low C
Low D
Low Eb
Low E
Low F
Mezzo Gb
Mezzo G
Mezzo Ab
Mezzo A

then off the Susatos, for the higher keys

Generation Bb
Generation B
Generation C
Generation C#
Feadog D
Feadog/Generation Franken Eb

When I went on my big Low D Whistle Quest in the 2000s and got a couple dozen different makes of Low D I discovered that I really didn't care for Susatos compared to the alloy Low Ds such as MK, Burke, Overton, Goldie, Lofgren, Reviol, Reyburn, etc.

So when a guy wanted Susatos in all the odd keys I sold him the lot, around a dozen Susatos I had including some styles no longer made like the angled-neck Low D and Low C.

I've always thought Susatos got better as they got lower and Susato Low Ds are very nice players and that keyless angled-neck Susato Low C was a superb whistle.

I only have one Susato left- a Mezzo G, a very early one, the first Susato style machined from brown ABS stock with a wooden block.

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My Susatos in 2004. You can see the angled-neck keyless Low D and Low C.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:47 am 
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The results of lockdown boredom.
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