We make the High Eb Goldfinch Whistle with recording, live and session music in mind. The half-tone difference can break the standard D, G, Hm, Em popular session keys with exhilarating freshness. We put much effort to keep the instrument precisely tuned and balanced throughout the octaves, so that the whistle offers a full tone with standard Goldfinch whistler-friendly playing qualities – solid lower notes and subtle, decent backpressure in the ups to control the sound with precision. Although the instrument plays high and the frequencies can cut through the crowdy session din, we do our best so that you can play the Eb without fear of having you and your fellow musicians suffer from the tin whistles highest notes. After all, music is also about getting to know interesting people, right?
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What I find significant in Goldfinch Whistles is the capability of free, effortless playing in the “ups”, from the half of the second octave up to the third (from a2 to e3) while the sound quality of the lower register remains solid.
The sound is interesting and complex enough that is works beautifully amplified, recorded or purely acoustically. In fact my colleagues like the sound so much that we have transposed other sets just so we can keep using it.
The tone of my favourite models mid Bb and low F complement the saxophone perfectly, they are excellent in musical experiments across different genres.
There is no great gap between the lower and higher notes in pressure. Many experienced players appreciate it. Apart from that, the responsiveness, sweet tone and the whistle’s unique character are of utmost importance to me.