The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13837   Message #115861
Posted By: SeanM
20-Sep-99 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: Tin/Penny Whistle Question
Subject: RE: Tin/Penny Whistle Question
The plastic tipped aluminum ones seem to be the least prone to heat changes. Of course, with a tuneable, you can adjust for about anything.

I use some cheap Clarkes and Shaws, as they are a) cheap, and b) fairly reliable.

The ones I would NOT recommend for outdoors are not a brand, but generic type.

Brass whistle sound WONDERFUL for studio work. To me, they have a warmer, crisper sound than most other whistles. Unfortunately, they also are INCREDIBLY heat sensitive. Get them outside of a fairly restrictive range of temperatures and they begin to go flat/sharp. I've heard the same of wooden whistles, but have never really played with them.

Anyway, the ones I play seem to sound better in the sun until it hits about 85-90, and then start to suffer from the exposure.

Hope this helps...