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A Cracking Little Whistle!
on 2 March 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.