What is the most flute-like low D whistle?
This has probably been done to death, but I’m a new member, so be kind! After playing Irish flute for 30 years I find that now my hands cramp up. My fluteplaying days are over, and all of my flutes are up on Ebay. So, I was wondering what the best alternative was, a whistle that has a nice flutelike tone, that you can push, that has a honking D, that is loud enough to be heard in sessions.
I just got a Burke Pro Viper low D and I’m very impressed. It has a big fat bottom D, and a strong muscular tone overall. It seems to be perfectly in tune. Other whistles I’m considering are the Copeland brass low D, and the Sweet laminated wood low D. I’ve also read great things on this forum about the Cillian O Brien (sp?) low D. Any thoughts/suggestions? What is the loudest low D available?