By Misha Somerville Sept 2023 Developing a chromatic whistle of sorts was probably why I started making whistles in the first place. Trying to play a standard 6-hole whistle chromatically, while doable to some extent, has always been pretty awkward. While not impossible, those who try often report long journeys trying to get low whistles […]
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 […]
We have a small batch of limited edition Blue Ds available here. This is the second batch of blue Ds we have ever made – so they are pretty rare!!!
While it had always been my intention that the Low G would be the next key to follow the Low D and the F, it is in fact the A that has come to fruition first. The G remains very close, but it still needs that little extra something to give take that final 1% to […]
I’ve been answering a lot of emails recently about when keys of whistles other than the D and F are going to come to fruition. I thought I’d provide a general update here. Though I had envisaged the G would be the next key, and we have taken a substantial number of advance orders for […]
Having spent a large part of the last few years trying to keep up with orders a large component of what I’ve been doing is to work out nice ways to make things – to both maintain quality and not be too time consuming. It has been a real challenge – far harder than working […]