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Author:  gregoryturner [ Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:21 pm ]
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My first sticky!!! this is the first time anything I have done has been made into a sticky anywhere:) Thanks:)

Author:  Kathy [ Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:13 pm ]
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HA Ha! Holy Cannolie Adrian! That's one great colletion of whistles you and Susan have!!! :D :lol: What fun! I'm glad that this thread was stickied. Greg, I would like to know what yours are too.

Adrian, If you have the time and know what they all are, I would like to know what yours are too .

Ok here is my list: :D

From left to right...
1. Alba Alto G, This was an added bonus when I won the Q1 whistle from Alba/Stacey.
2. Dixon alto A. this is tunable and is an awesome ez playing whistle one of my fav's.
3. Bb Hoover Whitecap praise whistle made espeically by our own Mack. I love this whistle.
4. JudyK C whistle, Another special whistle on loan from and made by JudyK because mine got lost and she is a sweetie to loan it to me until she can make me another one. I play it just about every day. The one I lost was a gift from Judy.
5. Mack's special Katrina Hoover D whistle. It was a gift whistle too.
6. Alba Q1 My most played whistle of all. Won this in a contest.
7. Copper Parkhurst D Quiet whistle. Gift from my daughter and my first "real/Handmade" whistle.
8. Black Diamond D (Syn whistle, I think?)
9. Syn D from Austrailia
10. Serpent Trio Brass set C,D, Eb. The etching is vines and dragonflies and bugs. I won the set in a contest.
11. Walton D
12. Doolin D
13. Feadog D
14. Generation D
15-17. 3 Woodstock Clarke C's Ihad 3 D's but put them in some Katrina care packages. Bought these at a farm supply store for less than $3.00 each.
18-20. Clarke Meg Gold, Silver, Black D's
21. Clark original D
22. Clark original C
23. One of those cheap Cooperman tin whistles with a huge icky unfinished fipple woodblock. It plays great with alot of chiff. Bought for $6.00 at a civil war tourist place.
24. Palantivo Tin Whistle. The guy at the little music store where I bought it said that it was ordered from a school supply instrument place. It isn't much of a whistle. I have never heard of these before.
25. I haven't got a clue what this is, My friend bought it at a craft festival. It has one hole on the back and it only plays when the humidity is high.
26. A Tabor pipe I won on C&F from Beth"Aventria", I never could spell her user name). Her cat picked the winner :lol: I still can't play it and drum on something at the same time.
27. Angel Recorder my daughter gave to me. It's still a mystery to me.
28. A "G" Nickle fife that I won in a contest when IDAwHOa moved and needed help choosing his new user name on PWA. By the way, Where is he. He hasn't posted in a long time.
29. :P A Nose Flute I got at a dulcimer festival a couple of years ago.
30-31. The 2 across the top are a Dixon Low D and an Alba Low D. I won the Alba on a tour contest.

Almost all my whistles are of sentimental value to me. :D

Kathy :)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:04 pm ]
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Thanks for the l-r details, Kathy. You have some beautiful whistles.

My whistles. :mrgreen: A modest collection, but I likes 'em very much.
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left to right:
GFM prototype of his new G whistle, which came with a D tube
Susato A
Susato Bb
Water Weasel tunable C
Silkstone PVC C
Burke DAN
O'Brien C (copper tube) with Eb and E tubes in nickel-plated copper
Greenwood tunable D in cocobolo (great for playin' the blues)
Mellow Dog D
Twenty year old Feadog (used to make bulkier mouthpieces back then) D
Jubilee Ahava Rabba with a tweaked Feadog head D
Teaching Meg D
Clarke original (Connie-tweaked) D
Judy Eb
Two Walton Little Black whistles, tweaked. Right one is taped for harmonizing.
Four plastic recorders.
I have no idea. Some kind of flute with a raised mouthpiece.
Nondescript souvenir thingy stamped (in English) with "Bedwin Flute" :roll:
Hall Crystal flute I won in a writing contest

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:08 pm ]
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Here's Josh's collection (former student of mine).
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left to right:
Susato F
Susato Bb
Syn Bb
Syn B
More syn tubes:
Syn C
Syn C#
Syn D
Tony Dixon tunable composite D

It's a small collection for a whistler, but he makes very good use of it.

Author:  Kathy [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:24 pm ]
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Nice collections Connie and Josh. Thanks for sharing them and what they all are.

I wonder if that one that you don't know about could be a North American (Indian) flute? Don't they have a thing on the top of the sound hole called a fetish or something like that?

I hope more PWAers post a picture of their whistles too. This is fun seeing what everyone else is playing.

Kathy :)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:19 pm ]
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Whatever it is it's just for show (and tourists). Holes are equally sized and equidistant. Another one that was given to me by a well-meaning friend. I thought I saw a flute with a fetish in Adrian's collection. Adrian, where'd you get a native American flute?

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:17 pm ]
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Connie
The flute you say may be only for show may not be. Does it play? If it is a Bedouin flute then the holes should be the same size and equidistant. It should sound adiatonic and not like a western scale and there should be a lot of chiff. The recordings below are of the ney but they will give you an idea of the kind of scale your flute should have.

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... 2143849633

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=0 ... d85.914957

My NAF came from a Peruvian flutist I met. He also gave me a rosewood quena.

Author:  Kristos [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:31 am ]
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Left to Right:
···Novelty Panflute- Looks nice, don't play nice. Well, the first 6 or 7 notes are okay. $5?
···Another Novelty Panflute- Looks nice, plays horribly. $5?
···Homemade Bamboo Clack Thingy - Woodburning practice. Makes a good sharp percussion sound.
···Whistle from Pigeon Forge (Dollywood). From the "Festival of the Nations" Equador Exibit. This thingy doesn't play all that great. $5.00 I think.
···Another one from dollywood. I think $4.00. Sounds pretty good!
···Homemade Bamboo Panflute - Hard to play! http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/Jacha_Ura-BambooPipes.mp3
···Homemade Elderberry whistle - It died on me. :P
···Brad White Tenor Panflute - EXCELLENT! LOVE IT! $139, I think. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/sallygardenpanflute.mp3
Below That:
···Homemade Bamboo Flute, 2 homemade bamboo whistles. One came out alright.
···Duduk with 3 reeds. Costs around $70. Excellent, fun, beautiful! Get one!
···Xaphoon. Hard to play, great anyway! $79.95 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/xaphoontest.mp3
Right of the Panflute:
···Homemade Bamboo Kena (Quena) - Very hard to play. I like it. :) http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/scarborough_fair-hikena.mp3
···Kena I got from LisaD - WONDERFUL! Beautiful tone, tricky, fun, I love it! http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/Quena.mp3
···Kena from Bolivia, I think. - Soso. Not quite in tune. The bone mouthpiece smells like a dog and it is cracked. I like it anyway. It looks quite nice! $20

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Top - Left to Right:
···Bean Shaker from Dollywood, made in Cameroon. Loud. Cool. Sounds like rain almost. $18
···Wooden blocks - Cut off from a 2x4 stud. I like the tone. You should get some.
···Dulcimer - Yellow Poplar (Green wood), from Smoky Mtn. Knife Works, made by Katy Parton. Not perfect, but I really like this dulcimer. $180 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/bretheren.mp3
···Moeck Rottenburgh Soprano Recorder - I really like this feller! I need to buy more recorders. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/AwakeAwake_SopRecorder.mp3
···Dulcimer - Spruce. Loud. Made by Mark Eubank. Nice. Perfect tuning. I really like it! $250 And notice there is a 3/4 fiddle bow sitting on the thing. ;)
Bottom - Left to Right:
···Homemade Copper Low G - One of my first homemade whistles. Weak and out of tune, but has a nice tone.
···Homemade Copper C whistle body with mellow head - The head makes it louder and mellower. Sorta like a generation Bb or a Waltons C.
···Homemade Copper C#/Db whistle - one piece, very unique quiet tone. Works good for soft tunes.
···Homemade D whistle with normal head - These heads have a sweet, bright tone. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/DearGod_Sp_D.mp3
···Another Homemade D whistle with normal head. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/southwind.mp3
···Homemade D whistle with extended windway - This funny looking head gives a LOT of backpressure.
···Homemade Eb whistle with normal head - Great fit in my pocket!
···Small odd-scale bamboo whistle - MY FIRST HOMEMADE WHISTLE! YAY!
···Homemade PVC whistle and flute head - Flute not good, whistle works great.
···Homemade PVC D whistle, quiet head - VERY quiet whistle, great when others are sleeping. Doesn't play a full 2 octaves.
···Fife swab. Not an instrument. Not a toy. Not for children ages 3 and under. Misuse may result in damaged eyes or other serious consequences. Jim can use it with full adult supervision.
···Hall Pyrex C Fife - Loud, not the pertiest tone, but an alright flute. Looks cool! Not worth the price. $60
···Waltons C Tinwhistle - An EXCELLENT whistle for a cheapie! I play it all the time. Bought it for $9 at Dollywood in the Irish Store. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/FROSTONG.MP3
···Susato C Small Bore body. $18.95
···Susato D Small Bore whistle - Loud, not a tinwhistle sound, but beautiful nonetheless. Works great for Praise and Worship. $37.90 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/Yiddish_SusatoC.mp3
···Clarke Natural in D - Horrible when it arrived, wouldn't play the second octave, etc. I beat on it a bit, seeing it's just a thin metal sheet, and fixed it easy. I like it now! A bit dented up. $8.00 and worth it!
···Tweaked Sweetone in D - I bought it tweaked... and it wouldn't play but about 5 notes! and they sounded HORRIBLE!!! So apparently the tweak went bad. I removed part of it, and it much improved the whistle, but the windway seems permanently damaged. I should get a sweetone one of these days, cause I've still never really 'played' one. $15.00
···Burke D Brass Session Black Tip - EXCELLENT WHISTLE!!! Pure bright tone. No wood, so it's pretty much water proof. Great for many tunes. BUY ONE!!! $140 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/CASTLE.mp3
···Waltons D - To be honest with you, very very squeaky. I got it for $9.00
···Feadog D - Squeaky, but nice, particularly on the fast tunes. $8.60 I made mine pure and sweet, but quiet with a tweak. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/NoMatter.mp3
···Homemade Clay Ocarina - Plays one octave, it's unfinished. It's fun.
···Cheap harmonica - I still can't get music out of this thing. :) I can play a C chord.

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Left to Right:
···Eric the Flutemaker Bb Flute - Nice flute. $40 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/jesuslovesme_erikfluteBflat.mp3
···Homemade Copper Bb body and Flute Head - Difficult to play, but I like it.
···Two Genereation Bb Whistles - I like the mellow tone. GREAT for only $6 http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/biwhistle.mp3
···Impempe Aluminum Bb - Beautiful quiet tone, whistle made by our Ian Turnbul. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/Innocence-ImpempeBb.mp3
···Hoover Surprise Whistle in G - Mack made this one for me! It has a nice tone. I think it was $50. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/jnk2.mp3
···Jubilee Brass E with Whistle and Flute head - Very nice whistle! Flute ain't too bad. Not perfectly in tune, D nat (Cnat on a D whislte) is hard to hit, has to be half-holed. I love this whistle! I think it was around $70 for the body and whistle head.
···Dixon Low D - Carolyn (IrishLass) sold me this for around $70, its an easy finger stretch (for me) and it sounds beautiful! Sorta quiet, WONDERFUL TONE. Get one of these too! http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/dixon.mp3
···Jubilee $28 PVC Low D - Great for a first Low D, nice airy tone, off tune, but wonderful instrument! And only $28! http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/JNK_LowD.mp3
···Homemade Copper Low D - This sucker is HEAVY! Hard finger stretch, interesting tone, I like it. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/As_The_Deer-CopperLowD.mp3
···Student Flute - I like it. No idea the price, probably around 100-200 dolars. I should probably get a better head for it one day. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/tumnusflute.mp3
···Homemade PVC Flute - I think it's Eb, it's quiet and has a beautiful tone. The block molded the first day!!!!!!!
···Ukranian Low C chromatic whistle - Got it from the Ukranian guys at Dollywood, $50. Cool. Not too bad a stretch for a low C! It has a hole for every finger. I like it. You should also get one of these. :P

And here's what I left out:
···Keyboard
···Another Homemade Copper High D (it's in my car)
···Homemade 2 Octave Chimes. (First two chimes are out of tune.)
···I also like to make computer midi tracks: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/6/112707/Sound%20Clips/starlight2.mp3

:whistle1: :mdulcimer: :flute:

Author:  Kristos [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:35 am ]
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Maybe I should have had that published as a book. If you read it all, you deserve a Waltons Mellow D!

Author:  KittyR [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:03 pm ]
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Wow. Some collection! And great sound clips.

Do you actually use the bow on the dulcimer?

Author:  Kristos [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:34 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
Do you actually use the bow on the dulcimer?

Sometimes. It's really tricky, but it's fun and doesn't sound all too bad.

Author:  Kathy [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:13 pm ]
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Great Stuff Kristos! Hey, you could be an author. :D Love the sound files. I got a feeling that Adrians list is gonna write like a book too. :D

Purty dulcimers too. ;)

Kathy :)

Author:  mutepointe [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:40 pm ]
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dear kristos:

my wife says your spouse must be one lucky person. and reading between the lines, what i heard was, "don't even think about it."

mutepointe

Author:  gregoryturner [ Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:36 pm ]
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gregoryturner wrote:
Gregory, your thread is now officially stickied. Thanks for sharing!! :D
Anyone else care to share pics of your collection?
-Connies

Here are Gregory's pics.

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I hope this worked:)


Ok I have made my list to the best of my ability so here it is...

Home made pcpvc low d... made by me:) plays well
Eb made by the guy I bought most of these from--plays well
Generation G- plays very well
Ab- plays fair
Kumar Madhor bansi flute in Bb- plays very well
Clarke C-plays very well
Clarke Sweetone C-plays very well
Feadog D-plays very well
Clarke D- old trusty
G-made by guy in England
Shaw E- plays very well
Generation F- plays very well
Do not know key--plays nice
bamboo-needs work
side blown thingy- only plays in 1st octave
A- plays well in 1st octave... 2nd is VERY windy
do not know key-- plays nice
from Peru- ???Key
know nothing at all about this one
Bamboo--needs work
Eb-made by guy in England
another 2 (not pictured) one does not play and the other I gave to my boy... I also made a high D from cpvc that plays very nice, I gave that one to the boy.
I also have a B recorder that I gave to the kids after learning a few tunes on my whistles...
There is no comparison... I love the whistling more than recorder:):)
Thanks

Author:  Kristos [ Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:53 pm ]
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mutepointe wrote:
dear kristos:

my wife says your spouse must be one lucky person. and reading between the lines, what i heard was, "don't even think about it."

mutepointe


:laughing:
Actually, no spouse.
My brother is the one so lucky as to have to endure my whistling in a small room. :mrgreen: He takes it quite well... until I unleash the Susato!

Author:  Tommy [ Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:52 pm ]
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Very nice collection Kristos. I read it all. Is there going to be a test?

Author:  gregoryturner [ Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:45 am ]
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Well, hello everyone:) I just wanted to come in and say that you all have very nice whistle collections. Mine is very small compared to you all. I am in an attempt tp collect all keys from low to high...
Also Friday, my new instruments for me to learn will be here. I have ordered a violin learn-to-play package, a bodhran learn-to-play package, and a pan flute l-t-p package for my father in law for an early fathers day gift. I will be posting a pic of my drums, guitars, whistles, dulcimer, violin, bodhran, and all equipment. I hope to do this on Saturday after I have got them in and messed with them a bit. Have a happy Jesus day everyone...

GREAT pictures btw... VERY nice collections:)

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:58 am ]
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It would also be fun to know the history of some of the whistles in people's collections. I bet many come with a story.

Author:  jrc [ Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:28 am ]
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Quote:
I have ordered a violin learn-to-play package,


:shock:

Your family must REALLY be behind you .. or at least have no clue what they're in for :P !

love ya brother!

jrc

Author:  gregoryturner [ Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:42 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
Quote:
I have ordered a violin learn-to-play package,


:shock:

Your family must REALLY be behind you .. or at least have no clue what they're in for :P !

love ya brother!

jrc
I don't even know what I am in for but my wife is a VERY supportive woman and my kids can run and hide in their rooms.... so I think it will be ok.... :| Maybe:)

Author:  ForestCloak [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:20 pm ]
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*hides in shame* Sheesh, I only have one pennywhistle and two flutes :P. However, I do have:
5 metallic looking bounce balls
3 - 3lb. medicine balls
3 hard glow-in-the-dark balls
3 squishy glow balls
3 weird looking balls
2 - 2.75" acrylic balls
set of pool balls
3 tennis balls
6 hacky sack type balls
2 sock poi
1 staff
2 sai
1 nunchuku (you'd think I could spell that :P)

That's me :) The ever fooling Jester and all my toys (all the balls are for juggling) I hope to get a mandolin someday.

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:01 am ]
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ForestCloak wrote:
*hides in shame* Sheesh, I only have one pennywhistle and two flutes :P. However, I do have:
5 metallic looking bounce balls
3 - 3lb. medicine balls
3 hard glow-in-the-dark balls
3 squishy glow balls
3 weird looking balls
2 - 2.75" acrylic balls
set of pool balls
3 tennis balls
6 hacky sack type balls
2 sock poi
1 staff
2 sai
1 nunchuku (you'd think I could spell that :P)

Please can we have a picture of them all?

That's me :) The ever fooling Jester and all my toys (all the balls are for juggling) I hope to get a mandolin someday.

Author:  ForestCloak [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:46 pm ]
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Lol, for the longest time I couldn't figure out what your post was because it was in the middle of the quote :P. I will have to try and get a picture soon :).

Author:  KittyR [ Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:35 pm ]
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Ok, here's my herd... I'm not even sure what to call some of these.

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Left to Right:
Hoover Low G
Burke Low A
Generation Bb with a different top (I don't know what)
Thin Weasel C
Tommy-tweaked Feadog C and D
Syn C and D set
Clarke Sweetone D
A Hoover experiment in D
Waltons Narrow D
2 Judy E's
Another Hoover experiment in F

Every single one of these whistles was given to me as a gift. So far I've never bought one (for myself, that is).

I am blessed beyond measure.

Kitty

Author:  gregoryturner [ Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:41 pm ]
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I can see that you are extremely blessed. THat is a fabulous collection ms Kitty. I am trying to get a whistle for every key low to high. I will get there one day:) This is a great thread!!!!:) I am thoroughly enjoying these pictures:)

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