The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42471   Message #617178
Posted By: NoMattch
27-Dec-01 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: What's your favorite whistle
Subject: What's your favorite whistle
Hi all,

I've been playing the tin whistle for a while and have tried many brands. It's funny but I find the old 'D' Feadog that I started with to be my favorite. I've owned Clarkes, Waltons, British, Shaws, Susatos, Sweethearts, and Overtons but I don't get the same range and clarity as I do with the Feadog.

Strangely...I got some new Feadogs and they don't play as well as my old ones. There seems to be a difference between the ones that have the label written across the length of the whistle and the new ones that have the sticker right under the hole of the fipple. I'm afraid that I won't be able to find worthy replacements.

I like the Overton for low 'D' and the Susatos are growing on me. A lot of people that I've talked to like the Clarkes but I don't get it. To me, they sound like a drafty window.

Does anyone have other favorites???