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Dixon Traditional D Whistle


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  • Dixon trad d whistle - tuneable abs head with a brass body, for a lovely mellow tone.
  • Made by tony dixon woodwind - a really good range of british made plastic flutes and whistles
  • Very poular whistles, designed and made in england
  • Great mellow sound and great quality
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Item Weight59 g
Product Dimensions30.4 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Item model numberDXTRAD
  
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ASINB000VPHC5U
Best Sellers Rank 3,672 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 g
Date First Available4 Sep 2007
  
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Dixon Trad D Whistle - Tuneable ABS head with a brass body, for a lovely mellow tone.<P>A new model from celebrated English maker Tony Dixon, this excellent but affordable high D whistle is a great next step from any of the cheaper makes, and also makes a brilliant first whistle. It has a loud, clear tone compared to cheaper whistles, and is easy to play. The whistle has a brass body, with a straight bore, with a tuneable ABS (plastic moulded) head, and has a lovely traditional mellow sound. At this price, it's an absolute winner!<P>Made by Tony Dixon Woodwind - A really good range of British made plastic flutes and whistles

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Dixon Trad D Whistle Tuneable ABS head with a brass body, for a lovely mellow tone. A new model from celebrated English maker Tony Dixon, this excellent but affordable high D whistle is a great next step from any of the cheaper makes, and also makes a brilliant first whistle. It has a loud, clear tone compared to cheaper whistles, and is easy to play. The whistle has a brass body, with a straight bore, with a tuneable ABS (plastic moulded) head, and has a lovely traditional mellow sound. At this price, it's an absolute winner! Whistle Advice The whistle is a diatonic instrument with simple fingering, and it's very easy to learn to play - easier than the recorder. Whistles generally play two octaves, and you can easily play in two keys on any whistle, for example on a D whistle you can play in D and G. Because many tunes go down below the key note, you will often find that the tune is easier to play in G than D on a D whistle, because D is the lowest note. This means you should also consider the alternative key of the whistle when choosing the key. C goes to F, A to D which is useful, F to Bb, G to C and so on.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Cadger on 2 Mar 2010
I have about 40 tin whistles of various kinds, including several other models by Tony Dixon, the man responsible for this "Trad" model.

This is a simple brass whistle in the key of D. It has a moveable, thus tunable, plastic head. It looks neat, slightly different from the usual Generation and Feadog style plastic-headed models.

I am extremely pleased with the Dixon Trad. It is a very easy player, taking a modest amount of air. It is controllable and responsive. Shifting between octaves is easy and the sound in both high and low registers is sweet and clear, but with some character.

It is not a very loud whistle. Possibly similar or slightly lower in volume to a Generation D. That said, neither is it too quiet for performance. I play mine in a pub ballad session and it gets the job done quite adequately.

A very nice whistle. Well worth the price.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rhys Evans on 17 Sep 2010
I've been learning the whistle for about a year, struggling with generations and clarkes. I wish I'd tried the Dixon earlier. The sound quality is far more reliable than a generation (which, if the sound's good at all to begin with, will often deteriorate quickly as the mouthpiece gets clogged), and the lower octave and cross-fingered middle C are a lot stronger than on the clarke sweetone, giving a better baslance between the higher and lower notes. It's also incredibly easy to blow; on the generation in particular hitting the high notes without a horrible squawk is quite a skill to learn, whereas on the Dixon it comes easily.

The only whistle I'd recommend for someone playing the tin whistle for the first time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fred Coombs on 12 Nov 2013
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I have not been playing the tin whistle long. I got it simply to have fun with and to give me something light-hearted and fun to work on outside of my job. This certainly fits the bill and then some. In terms of £/hour of amusement, this has been a fantastic buy.

I started my whistling interest with a blue-headed Generation D. Whilst I can't fault it for 'giving me the bug', I, like many others found it to have an inconsistent tone. It sounded hollow and a bit 'hooty' in the lower register with a shrill squeaky tone in the upper register. To accompany the idiosyncratic tone, the brittle head soon cracked and broke, imparting an unwelcome fizzing/buzzing noise to the already sub-melodious character of the instrument.

After much searching, I discovered consistently good feedback on all of Tony Dixon's instruments.Tempting though the more expensive offerings were, the simple, beguiling brass whistle in D seemed a logical progression from the somewhat disappointing Generation.

I wondered how different a pipe with a few holes in could sound, very was the answer. The tone is sweet, even and melodious throughout the range. You can even get a little way into the third octave with an increased puff, widening the range of music you can attempt to learn. The higher notes are very well defined indeed. They do not screech, squawk or howl; they are pleasingly piercing without being painful.

Despite being able to write at length about the whistle, my whistling talents are fairly limited. I tend look up tunes on youtube and learn them by ear. I also 'treat' my pals renditions of 'The Final Countdown', 'Livin' on a Prayer' and other such fripperous tunes; they are shared by mobile phone on whatsapp for free!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hesadevil on 6 April 2012
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I have 're-discovered' folk music after a gap of over 30 years.

The Dixon Trad is a great little whistle. Previously, I'd played an original Clarke's C whistle. Learning to play a D penny whistle is challenging as I'm having to learn to 'sight-read' from scratch. The tone of the Dixon is mellow and the removeable plastic mouthpiece a boon for hygiene and maintaining good pitch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jack on 5 Sep 2011
I really like this whistle, it sounds good (despite my playing) and is tuneful throughout it's range. I find it easier to play than the cheaper whistles that I have. After several months of intensive playing the plastic head piece started to crack. However, this was fixed with superglue and I continue to use it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Robinson on 30 Jun 2013
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Good tone. Easy to play. Suitable for beginners.
I have several Tony Dixon whistles and all are outstanding for their various prices.
This TRAD model is a good reliably performing low-cost whistle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Russell on 7 Feb 2013
I've only been playing the whistle for a few months, but have already bought 5 whistles in an effort to find one I really like. I was given this one for Christmas and it is by far my favourite. It is easy to play and has a good sound. I also own the Tony Dixon alloy whistle at £45, but I prefer this cheaper one. Do not waste your money on cheap Generations and Waltons; pay the little extra and get this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By weiver on 8 April 2013
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Good starter whistle which is what I need. You really need to try them to get the feel and sound.
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