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Location Of Susato Factory?

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GUEST,Nick 09 Nov 04 - 01:00 PM
Folkiedave 09 Nov 04 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,leeneia 09 Nov 04 - 09:25 PM
Leadfingers 09 Nov 04 - 09:33 PM
Bob Bolton 10 Nov 04 - 02:55 AM
GUEST,Nick 12 Nov 04 - 10:20 AM
GUEST,Toenails John 12 Nov 04 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 01:00 PM

Any one know where the Susato whistles are made?

I bought a low D plastic whistle several years ago. Several finger holes are jagged around the edges and not symetrical, looks like it might have been made on a Monday!
It has been so long I don't think the music store would take it back and I have no recipt, but if the factory was anywhere I could get to, and I were to show them how off the holes are, I would think they would replace it. Perhaps someone knows a phone number where I could get in touch with them, email or snail mail adress.


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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 01:29 PM

The factory is in N. Caroline. They have a website. Susato whistles into google gets you there.

Dave Eyre

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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 09:25 PM

In case you are new to the Internet and don't know what "susato whistles into google" means, here's the info.

Susato Whistles are sold by the Kelischek Workshop for Historical Instruments.
199 Waldroup Road, Brasstown, North Carolina, 28902 USA
Telephone orders from within the USA & Canada, Tollfree: 866-761-5833
Telephone orders and information from outside the USA: 828-837-5833
Fax: 828-837-8755

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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 09:33 PM

In my Not So Very Humble opinion Tony Dixon whistles are better than Susatos any way !

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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 02:55 AM

G'day Leadfingers,

I'mm sure Tony Dixon's whistles are better than Susatos (just for starters, their tuning slide is much more adjustable) ... but Chiff & Fipple does list Tony's in "The Chiff & Fipple Guide to Expensive Whistles" - and lists Susatos in "The Chiff & Fipple Guide to Inexpensive Whistles".

Dale Wisely quotes Susatos from US$8 - $10 ... no prices for Dixons ... of course that is from his American viewpoint. Here in Aussie one only hears vaguely of Dixons ... but buys Susatos over the counter (at major folk festivals, anyway!).

Back to our Guest, Nick: If the fingerholes were that ragged ... why buy it? (Or, if mail ordered ... why not return for refund?). My low Susatos do have some irregularity in some of their fingerholes - presumably from hand-adjustment of the tuning at time of manufacture. That's acceptable in a hand-tuned instrument (~) ... but 'jagged edges ' would not be.



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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:20 AM

In answer to Bob's Question, "Why buy it?"

It was my fist low whistle and I assumed it would be just fine, but as I continued to struggle playing it I began to look more closely at it and noticed the irregularities. With practice I have been able to play it fairly well but it just bothers me that it seems to be on the low end of quality controll. It has been two years since I bought it, lost the recipt soon after I had purchased it and the store where I got it is not all that close.

ANy way thanks for the info.

Whack Fall The Day

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Subject: RE: Location Of Susato Factory?
From: GUEST,Toenails John
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 01:54 PM

Just as a note, I play (very occaisonally) the whistle, mostly a black Plastic (ok there is a fancy name on the material used) susato with removable head, beautifull, but also own a Shaw low d. Even though the Low D did take practice to stretch the fingers to the bottom holes, I can do so ok. However i have tried a susato low D, a clarke low D and just cannot manage them, whatever the slight difference is, it's just the make or break. I also have a shaw bog standard D whistle wich i hate, so it's resided in a jam jar for the last few years.
Just shows it's a matter of personal comfort i suppose.

Anyway Susato shouldn't have released an inferior instrument, good luck with your quest!

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