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Dixon D Heavy Brass whistle
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Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Dixon D Heavy Brass whistle

Pulled this one out of the basket today and gave it a toothpaste cleaning. Looks new and smells better. Going to start playing this one more. It seems to have more punch and it is much easier going up to second octave than what I have been playing. Air requirements arent that much which is one reason for selecting it ... Allergies are up and air is down.

Only problem with the whistle is that it is one slick tube .... Little hard to hold right now.

Author:  Judy K [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dixon D Heavy Brass whistle

I had one of those once ... liked the sound, hated the weight of it. The weight became more of an issue because the whole whistle felt unbalanced with the plastic top vs the heavy brass bottom.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dixon D Heavy Brass whistle

The weight isn't so bad for me but holding it is. Since I polished it ... Seems to slide right out of my hands doing some interesting things to whatever notes I am playing at the time! :shock:

Author:  RonKiley [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dixon D Heavy Brass whistle

Your first mistake was cleaning it. :D I just let mine develop a nice patina. A Burke in aluminum is much lighter. I have a Bb in aluminum that is a great whistle and easy to hold. I noticed that Joanie Madden had Burke aluminum whistles so I asked her if there was any reason for using the aluminum over the brass. She said, I just prefer them.

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