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 Post subject: Velcro
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:39 am 
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Got tired of my bottom thumb moving all over the place and cut a small piece of velcro with the sticky on the back and placed it where my tumb rests. Gives me the stability I was looking for and is easily pealed off ..... leaving no marks on the whistle. Works for me ...

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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:41 pm 
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If it works for you then that is good enough for me. Have you tried gluing your thumb to the whistle with superglue?


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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:23 am 
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Adrian wrote:
If it works for you then that is good enough for me. Have you tried gluing your thumb to the whistle with superglue?


Not intentionally! ;)

I seem to have trouble with my thumb moving around ... especially on the Bb .. slick metal .. little wider stretch on the fingers .. probably lack of attention :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:52 am 
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I believe susato's come with a thumb clip. I would suggest playing more and this problem wll fade with muscle memory, or you could superglue your thumb to it too, might remind you to practice more often?! I always carry a whistle with me (usually up my sleeve like a secret weapon) then I can practice whenever, wherever. I even practice wihtout blowing where people might be bothered my the noise.



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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Most of my whistles are Susatos, and although they do come with thumb rests, I rarely use them. I'm not sure why...

Welcome to the list, Nick! The ethnicwind whistles do look really cool. LOVE the samples on MySpace- I just ordered the CD.

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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:10 pm 
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ethnicwind wrote:
I believe susato's come with a thumb clip. I would suggest playing more and this problem wll fade with muscle memory, or you could superglue your thumb to it too, might remind you to practice more often?! I always carry a whistle with me (usually up my sleeve like a secret weapon) then I can practice whenever, wherever. I even practice wihtout blowing where people might be bothered my the noise.



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Hi Nick

I play alot ... as in a whole lot ... but really do like the small piece of velcro that I stuck on the back of the whistle ...hook part only. Put it on most of my whistles now. Gives me a solid base and I am a lot more comfortable playing. Probably sounds funny but works for me. I am too old to care what it looks like .. just want it to work! I have tried the thumb clips ... didn't like them.

Other thing I really do like is the addition of the Cnat thumb hole on all of my whistles ... that is a big time help.

Thanks for the post

Jim

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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:10 am 
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I am assuming it's a C on a D whistle with the thumb holefor the left thumb? maybe I should add this as an option on my whistles...... hmmmm
time for testing.

yeah I admit I didn't like the thumb clips either... but if a lot of people feel how yo do, I might be able to come up with something that looks AND feels good...

thanks for the response!

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 Post subject: Re: Velcro
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:26 am 
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Actually it started on the Bb ... slick whistle ... and it is on the bottom thumb position ... I play left hand down. Probably just 1/2" square ... piece. thumb just rests on it.

I find velcro almost as good as duct tape .. duct tape ...for the stay there forever repair and velcro for the .. may change my mind repair. Of course ... the big hammer solves all other problems. :laughing:

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