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Chieftain Low D V4 Whistle

4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • Chieftain low D whistle, V4 - new V4 model.
  • Alloy instrument with rounded mouthpiece. Superb clear sound.
  • Closer hole spacing makes the chieftain whistles easier for those with smaller hands.
  • Easy blow mouthpiece.
  • The most popular alloy whistle, UK Designed and made.
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Technical Details
Item Weight240 g
Product Dimensions57.6 x 3 x 3 cm
Item model numberCH130D
Coloursilver
Country Produced InUnited Kingdom
Battery TypeAlkaline
  
Additional Information
ASINB000VPLI46
Best Sellers Rank 9,469 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight240 g
Date First Available4 Sept. 2007
  
 

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Chieftain Low D Whistle, V4 - New V4 model. Alloy instrument with rounded mouthpiece. Superb clear sound. A market leading alloy low D whistle with rounded mouthpiece and a warm, rich tone. These are very popular, as they are appeal to low whistle players of all standards. They are easy to play, ideal for those new to low whistles, but they are professional-grade instruments and are used on stage by many leading players. Hieftain is the brand name of a line of whistles manufactured by Phil Hardy of Kerry Whistles. They are easy to finger as the bottom hole is designed at a comfortable stretch. This whistle is very easy to blow in the first octave and has good back pressure, they produce a superb clear sound comparable to more expensive low whistles. Made by Chieftain Whistles.

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Chieftain Low D Whistle V4 New V4 model Alloy instrument with rounded mouthpiecel


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Have played this for a while now. It has a fantastic sound and it's comfortable to play when you first learn the grip. Compared to the "Dixon one piece low whistle" you have to blow just a tiny bit harder but in my opinion it sounds much nicer once you get used to it. It also made it easier to keep control of which octave I played. With this I mean that since I found that the air flows easier through the Dixon, it didn't take much to reach the higher octave (sometimes, without me wanting to).
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I did a lot of searching around before i decided to buy this. There are a lot of low whistle comparisons on youtube which are very useful, but of course cannot convey everything about a whistle. I can't either, other than to give my opinion....which is subject to change because i've only had a few days with this. I do have a basis of comparison though because about four months ago i bought a Dixon low D.

Honestly at this point, i like the Dixon MUCH better. It has an incredible warm tone - very flute-like. it can be played quite softly. it reaches the second octave easily except the high B ... and that's probably just because of my inexperience. And it's physically warm. it never feels cold and hard.

The Chieftan, as i heard in one of the reviews, does need to be physically warmed up. with the Dixon i can just pick it up and start playing. With the chieftan, i need to hold it in my hands, sit on it, put it next to the fire or prepare it in some manner before using it.

I also know why some metal whistles come with plastic/composite fipples (mouthpiece). the aluminum mouthpiece always feels cold.

However, i have a feeling that i will get to like it as i use it. i've managed to get some very nice sounds from it and certainly it's received very good reviews in other sites, and there are a number of very good youtube demonstrations. the construction is also very nice. it looks good and has a nice solid feel(but cold!).

These are my initial reactions. I'm by no means an experienced player. But i think i would have appreciated seeing something like this before i bought it ... especially the bit about how cold it always feels.
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High quality, low whistle. Very pleased. It would have been worth knowing that the low whistle is much more difficult to finger than a regular tin whistle, so there's a slight learning curve but I can't fault the instrument itself.
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Love this instrument! It's so forgiving. As a beginner I was worried about keeping it together but it's fantastic. The sound is simply beautiful. The scalloped holes and closer spacing makes progressing so much easier. Stunning instrument. So glad I bought it.
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