Hand-Crafted Aluminium Whistles
I offer a full range of quality custom built hand-crafted aluminium whistles, in any key from high E to bass G. My whistles have a rich powerful tone, mellow with a touch of complexity.
Listen to a D whistle: (Miss Monaghan, played by Blayne Chastain)
The whistles are tunable and made from light thin-walled aluminium tubing with a black Delrin fipple plug. The head incorporates a curved windway for clearer tone and clog resistance. The barrel joint and the corked tenon form a tuning slide, and for changing whistle bodies. Finger holes are large enough to allow good semi-tones by half covering the hole. Customisation for tone hole placement is available. Please let me know your requirements, and we can discuss the tone hole layout.
Apart from individual whistles I offer combo sets with one head and several bodies of the same tubing/bore size. Additional bodies can also be added later. This provides a very economical way to own a set of whistles for different keys. See Pricelist for range of prices.
|D-Plus-Whistles with 7 finger holes for additional bottom C|
|C-Recorder-Whistle - a wide bore C whistle with 8 finger holes and recorder fingering|
|Nine-Hole Whistles in Soprano-C, Alto-G and Alto-F, for chromatic playing.|
|Multi-Modal-Whistles - 9-hole whistles to play in many modes based on the bell (end) note, especially good for all kinds of minor modes, including Middle Eastern modes.|
|Gypsy-Whistles (in any key) for harmonic and double harmonic minor and related modes|
|Kaval-Whistles with 5 finger holes for Romanian scale|
D-Plus-Whistles with 7 finger holes for additional bottom C
C-Recorder-Whistle - a wide bore C whistle with 8 finger holes and recorder fingering
Nine-Hole Whistles in Soprano-C, Alto-G and Alto-F, for chromatic playing.
Multi-Modal-Whistles - 9-hole whistles to play in many modes based on the bell (end) note, especially good for all kinds of minor modes, including Middle Eastern modes.
Gypsy-Whistles (in any key) for harmonic and double harmonic minor and related modes
Kaval-Whistles with 5 finger holes for Romanian scale
On request at no extra cost you can have a thumb hole for C natural (using D whistle note names). The thumb hole offers a strong C natural in both octaves, which cannot be obtained by forked fingering. It also offers a more in-tune C#, as C# is tuned by design a little bit flat in order to facilitate a good forked fingered C natural. On a whistle with C nat thumb hole one can still use forked fingering for C natural, by leaving the thumb hole covered.
Made of strong denim or upholstery fabric, with elastic or draw cord:
Available as an extra when ordering a whistle. Can be made with extra pocket for additional whistle body when ordering whistle combo.
Price: 10 GBP