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 Post subject: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:34 pm 
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Once again, WhOA is knocking at my door. I was wondering if anyone here owns or has played a whistle from Hudson Winds? I've read reviews on "the other board" but I'd like to know what my brothers and sisters in PWA think about the whistles. Thanks in advance for your assistance!


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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:36 pm 
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The pictures I have seen of them look great.

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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:48 pm 
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I had one, Larry -- a very nice whistle. Extremely well made. Only reason I sold mine was it wasn't being played here and that seemed wasteful. (The dulcimer is taking most of my fun time, the folk flute the rest.) Seems (to me) like it's a cross between a Burke and a Copeland -- a win/win combination.

Keith has one ... or did have. Maybe he will chime in if he has time.


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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:29 am 
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Thanks for your informative reply, Judy. I was intrigued by a review of the whistle on "the other board" by a female who has been around for several years and whose opinion I value. She said the volume wasn't "too loud" nor "to quiet", which seems to me perhaps the right balance for apartment playing during the day and early evening.
That factor, along with what you wrote, has about made up my mind for me to order one. Maybe I'll wait until later today/tomorrow to see if Keith weighs in, too.

Hmmm, I kinda am thinking of another wooden whistle, too
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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:53 pm 
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(Sorry, I haven't read this until today.)

Judy is right. I have one of these. I like it very much, from the tone, playability, medium volume, conical bore, all the way to its sleek looks and it's reasonable price. This is one I won't trade or sell, except if I needed the money to save myself from jail or death. ;)

I haven't yet recorded much with it solo. I used it for the highest part at the very end of Personent Hodie on the PWA Christmas album '07 and on this unfinished work (second verse. solo): http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... g_id=10308

For what it's worth, Tony Hinnigan gave the Hudson Wind D whistle higher marks in comparison to Copeland and Sindt D whistles.

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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:27 pm 
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No need to apologize, Keith! I ordered one without hearing from you, and I don't regret it at all. It is definitely an outstanding whistle - very solid bell note and a very balanced throughout its' range. A really clear, strong tone. I haven't played a Copeland in quite some time, but from what I can remember about the Copelands I had I would most definitely rank the Hudson right up there with them. And for the price, I'd say you get a lot more bang for your bucks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:40 pm 
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OOoooooooo, does that whistle look niiiice. Larry, did you get the "original" model or the "new" model?

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 Post subject: Re: Hudson Winds
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:19 am 
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Lyn, I got the "original" model. When I ordered the whistle (Feb. 18th) Peter was just "putting the finishing touches" on the "new" model.


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