Rune

Instruments

Clarke original D whistle

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It has a very soft sound. It is rather quiet on the first octave, but ok on the second. It requires a little more breath than most whistles. It doesn't need a lot of back pressure to reach the second octave. Clarke now makes it with a flattened windway which requires less air. Mine is with the rounded windway.

Clarke original C whistle

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It is also quite a soft whistle. It requires even more breath than its sister D whistle. It needs average back pressure to reach the second octave.

Jerry Freeman tweaked Generation D whistle

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A very well balanced whistle. Perfect for beginners. It requires few air, average back pressure and is pretty responsive. Thanks to Jerry Freeman work, the playability is perfect. However I think it has a little bit less chiff than the untweaked version.

Susato D whistle

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Definitely a loud whistle, almost agressive, especially in the second octave, which needs a lot of back pressure to be reached. Otherwise it requires few air and is very responsive. Ideal for loud sessions.

Shaw A whistle

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A pretty loud whistle. It requires quite a lot of air and back pressure. But it has a great chiff and tone. The last hole has an unusual spacing. Overall I would say it is typically the kind of whistle that "fights back".

Shaw low D whistle

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This whistle is very soft and breathy. It requires a lot of air and average back pressure. It has a very "flute like" tone. It can sometimes play out of tune in the second octave because of water condensation, but plays perfectly once warmed.