|Howard low whistles are not hard blown nor do they use much air. They move solidly between the two octaves.With practice they can be played loudly or quietly in both octaves without significant changes in pitch.|
Howard Low Whistles have been made since the early 1970's and the present design was first put on sale in 1985. The design has been constantly improved since.
The tone is of a haunting quality (for airs), it takes little air (jigs and reels), it moves easily and solidly between octaves with some dynamics (you can play loud or soft without loosing tuning. The tuning is excellent over two full octaves.
barrel is made of specially drawn thin wall brass tube with an ABS (high grade
from the nickel-plated and the un-lacquered brass barrels the other whistles are
coated with various colours.
They are available in the keys of Eb, D, c#, C. The full colour range is available only in D. Other colours are available by special order, please e-mail The Shop.
If you have a Howard whistle with a damaged whistle head, or you would like to upgrade to the latest head design, we do supply heads separately. See here
|Updated 04 2008|
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