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by syn whistles
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: SYNning!
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: SYNning!

Michael w6 wrote:Sadly or gladly depending one one's point of view, I'm a Luddite. I have no idea how to post a video. Erle Bartlett of SYN whistles, the maker of this fine instrument, may be able to help.
Nah, don't have a whistle any more...
by syn whistles
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: SYNning!
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: SYNning!

I'm afraid you seek in vain there Michael, yours is the only one I've made. Perhaps there are some out there made by Eric the Flutemaker. I found it a nice little whistle for doodling, just going up and down the scale produces some almost recognizable Arabic style riffs. How do you find the fingering?
by syn whistles
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Whistle Naming Practices
Replies: 13
Views: 6430

Re: Whistle Naming Practices

For my own whistles, I use the terms high, mid and low. High whistles from Bb up, mid range A, G and F, and low below that. I also make a low low D. The terms tend to follow the dimensions of the tubes that determine the bores.
by syn whistles
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Whistle Repair
Replies: 19
Views: 4705

Re: Whistle Repair

Tried JS himself?
by syn whistles
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Early/Sudden Onset of Arthritis of the Hands and/or Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Early/Sudden Onset of Arthritis of the Hands and/or Fing

I can sympathize with you about your trigger finger problems. At one stage I took to wearing splints on my fingers at night and while driving as a means of preventing the dreaded 'lock-up'. Operations are available but if you can put up with the condition for a while the symptoms do seem to alleviat...
by syn whistles
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is there a very quiet tunable high D whistle out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 23972

Re: Is there a very quiet tunable high D whistle out there?

Try a piece of material over the beak and airway on your existing stable of whistles.
by syn whistles
Mon May 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: The Low Low D project...
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

The Low Low D project...

... is finally getting a move along with keys for the finger holes designed, fabricated and installed. My chief consideration in all this was to keep it simple; design, materials and construction to suit that constraint. The most important first choice was that of materials, the use of plumbing pipe...
by syn whistles
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Whistle designations......
Replies: 26
Views: 6895

Re: Whistle designations......

Forget that Alto and Soprano stuff, that's recorder talk and is quite happy in that context. We whistle players are simpler souls and High, Low and Low Low are easier for us to work with. I've always reckoned that these groups should follow simple alphabetical patterns; ie Low Low starts at A and ri...
by syn whistles
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: syn whistles on facebook
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

syn whistles on facebook

I've already posted some clips and a photo-essay and I wonder what else you would like to see. I'll be doing a post on cleaning soon and all other suggestions are welcome.
by syn whistles
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: C Natural Blues
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

Re: C Natural Blues

I know this thread is a few months old but I hope it's still okay to contribute! I'm considering buying a Syn high D whistle but having tried my friend's one, the C natural is EXTREMELY sharp. I asked the maker (Erle Bartlett) about it and he said it's a problem he hasn't yet managed to fix, but he...
by syn whistles
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Whistle and pipe duets
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

Re: Whistle and pipe duets

Sweet clips Boomer!
by syn whistles
Wed May 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Terminology questions
Replies: 26
Views: 8578

Re: Terminology questions

It's out of my league to reproduce, but some years ago I saw graphs produced from electronic analysis of the sounds produced by various instruments. Perhaps the patterns produced could help with comparisons between whistles/recorders/more whistles rather than relying on the terms that get used here,...
by syn whistles
Thu May 17, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Red Gum
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: Red Gum

There are many species commonly called Red Gum. It's an easy call if all that you have is a piece of local timber and it's red. Generally speaking, the majority of these are too liable to move with moisture for use as whistles.
by syn whistles
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Wood
Replies: 21
Views: 7291

Re: Wood

As far as the sound characteristics of wood vs other materials goes, I personally don't believe the choice of material makes a huge difference. Not a huge difference perhaps, but certainly noticeable. I'm possibly unique in that I make whistles in wood, brass and ally, all using delrin substantiall...
by syn whistles
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: 3D printing

Thanks for those replies!