If a whistle could have ever been built of ebony this is what it would sound like. The thin wall process of our tapered whistle design gives warm response of the lower octave. When playing with other instruments these notes are rarely heard, but not with Carbony™ composite! Our material resonance enhances lower frequencies and mutes upper register shrillness producing a volume balance in all registers. Available in D, C, E, Eb, B, F, G, low whistle keys of C, D, E, Eb, F, and mezzo Bb, A, G. And new for 2013 is a quiet version of our high D, even easier register transition and a lower volume instrument. A whistle you can play anywhere!
All whistles now have our revision four fipple design. Our patented two-piece design enables machining accuracy of 0.001″. Our two piece assembly also facilitates optimal material selection. The blade/body is machined from aluminum and anodized for hardness, creating a stiff precise blade for maximum oscillation. The tip/windway is machined from marbled ebonite, the same material used to make saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. Safe to put in mouth and durable enough to honor our lifetime warranty. The interface of the whistle is precision ground to mate with the fipple and form a tuning slide required in all professional grade whistles.
The Carbony™ tapered design is based on the Copeland tradition and we were fortunate to have Michael play an early design and offer both encouragement and his perspective of whistle making.
Leading Tone Whistles (seven hole)
If you have ever wished your whistle could bend down another half step, this is the product for you. Based on a practice instrument for the Galician Bagpipe, this seven hole design has a perfectly offset landing for the little finger of the right hand (can be special ordered for cross-handed players). Available in D, C, E, Eb, Bb, A. It has all the features of our precision whistle with the added bonus of an extra half step.
Tabor Pipes (three hole)
Introducing our new Tabor Pipe! A Tabor pipe is a wonderful three hole instrument designed to play with just one hand. This frees the other hand to play the Tabor drum. These whistles are tunable, range over an octave starting in the second register, and come with an adjustable hold rest and fingering chart. They are available in the keys of G, Ab, A, Bb, C and D.