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Willie-O Tech: Generation Whistles (71* d) RE: Tech: Generation Whistles 27 Jul 09

Just to mess with the assumed consensus on Sweetones, I LIKE THEM! Sure they are cheap (not a drawback) but I like the sound, and I like the tapering barrel--seems like more of the breath ends up as sound than on a Generation. (I have owned many of them and don't care for them any more) Unfortunately they are easily damaged, but then you can bend them right back into shape (sort of), and they have all the more character. I am not enamoured of the seam in the barrel, but it's part of the experience.

I've never seen a Sweetone in a key other than D--they don't seem available in Canada but I'm sure I would try one if I saw it. I am tired of the Generation C I have. Perhaps I will try the effort to get it in tune sometime--it's badly off.

I just picked up a brass Soodlum, which looks like a Generation but seems a lot nicer sounding. I am enjoying having it in my whislte roll.   

I also have a Susato A alto, which I got a couple of years ago when struck with LWAF (Low Whistle Acquisition Fever--it's more intense than a mere Syndrome). Then I got a Howard Low D later, but find I like the Susato A better--OK, there's less of a learning curve and I am a lazy fellow. Haven't tried the small Susatos, but the altos are very enjoyable, including to my fellow musicians, which is a good sign.

Toot on!


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