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Let’s take a more in-depth look at cleaning whistles …

It is often advised to use warm soapy water to clean whistles, but we’d suggest there are some very good reasons why it might be better to look at other options. Cleaning a whistle with water may introduce certain risks, such as promoting biological growth and potential corrosion of the metal components. Unlike many other […]

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Brass Tuning Slide Tension Adjustment

Note: this applies only to brass tuning slides. If you find that your brass tuning slide is a little loose you can tension it to exactly how you would like it… To adjust tuning slide tension you are looking to gently squeeze the brass slide at the end. If you have access to a vice, this is […]

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Low Whistle Clogging

Clogging can be an issue for some whistle players.  Because of this we have spent a lot of time creating whistles that are as ‘clog-free’ as possible.  Even still, it can occasionally be an issue for some people – please get in touch with us if this is you! Everyone carries moisture in their breath, […]

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Stuck low whistle tuning slide

How to fix a seized whistle tuning slide (please note this applies to metal tin whistles and low whistles -not wooden ones). A seized tuning slide has long been a problem on many woodwind instruments.  I thought I’d take the time to talk through the ins and outs of seized tuning slides – an age […]