Santa brought me this year a 2-piece Clare D whistle, and i was very pleasantly surprised with it. It plays fairly even in the 2 octaves, without being too soft on the bottom or too shrill on the top. Let’s see, after the effect of the eggnog passes, but this may end up being my favourite cheap whistle.
So far, my favourites, in my endless quest for the perfect cheap whistle, are the Clarke sweetones, and the Clarke original. I love the second octave on the sweetones, but the first octave is somewhat weak. I’ve never been able to enjoy the sound that comes out of a "Generations" whistle.
I’m curious about the whistle players in this here session, what are your picks for the best cheap whistle?