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Ormiston Whistles

GUEST 02 Dec 14 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Simon 02 Dec 14 - 10:55 AM
Jack Campin 02 Dec 14 - 07:52 PM
michaelr 02 Dec 14 - 08:27 PM
Leadfingers 03 Dec 14 - 04:21 AM
Jack Campin 03 Dec 14 - 06:49 AM
Leadfingers 03 Dec 14 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,Dáithí 04 Dec 14 - 03:39 AM
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Subject: Ormiston Whistles
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 10:48 AM

Hi Folks!
Came across a whistle made in Scotland by Goerge Ormiston in a session over the weekend - African Blackwood and silver,looked and sounded good.
Am thinking it'sa bit pricey at £280.
Haven't found many reviews so...anybody here got any experience or views to share please, before I shell out?!
Many thanks D


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: GUEST,Simon
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 10:55 AM

They're good no doubt. Go here though

http://www.tonyhinnigan.co.uk/moviedl.php?group=29#

and make your mind up whether you think £280 is worth it!


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 07:52 PM

I think that's a good deal cheaper than a Copeland and the quality is about the same. Ormiston's transverse flutes and flute headjoints are fairly legendary.

The Tony Hinnigan site doesn't include an Ormiston among the comparisons. I can't make out anything useful from the videos, he just blasts through a storm of notes very fast with terrible recording quality.


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 08:27 PM

Ask the question here. Plenty of knowledgeable people there (Chiff and Fipple).


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 04:21 AM

I honestly don't see the point of paying THAT much for a whistle when Tony Dixon makes perfectly good whistles at a tenth the cost


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 06:49 AM

The Ormiston will be listenable in the high register, where the Tony Dixon is unbearably flat.


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 09:50 AM

I've never found that to be the case Jack


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Subject: RE: Ormiston Whistles
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 03:39 AM

Thanks for the info everybody.
I do have a Dixon also but haven't found it especially good, especially in sessions - where I just use it to join in more quietly for tunes I'm not confident about blasting out! Paid about £50 for it, but still prefer my Susato which was only 30 odd quid or so.

Hmmm...further pondering/reseacrh is the order of the day then, I guess!
D


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