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Thread #13837   Message #115934
Posted By: Bob Bolton
20-Sep-99 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Tin/Penny Whistle Question
Subject: RE: Tin/Penny Whistle Question
G'day Vixen,

I presume that you are talking about wind interference, not pitch problems. A cross wind can certainly play havoc with whistle playing and I have always found that the moulded plastic mouthpieces, with deeper channels, were better than any of the full metal types. I noticed that on "Chiff and Fipple" one of the makers of plastic large whistles (Cook?)had added a low plastic wall around the top and sides of the whistle. I suspect this is both to improve the volume and to keep away cross winds.

This looks to be a good idea and, having got back into whistle making, after a 34 year gap, with a PVC deep "D" ... made last weekend to explore some finger hole placing alternatives, I am going to do the same to the next whistle I make (this weekend?).


Bob Bolton