Rare Dixon Low D’s

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Oh, interesting… so Dixon already abandoned the Trad low D. Looks like the equally recent alto line is still in production though, is it?

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The alto’s are still available on Big Whistle (and elsewhere for that matter) but oddly enough they’ve never been listed on the Dixon website, I don’t know if these are old stock or if they too are being phased out? The Trad Low D was always a mystery, it’s never been on the Dixon site, before this sale it was never on the Big Whistle site, the only place I ever saw it was the Hobgoblin site. If they were £70 - 75 touch I would take a chance with one, but I would be worried that if the head cracked (a know issue with the Trad High D) would I be able to get it replaced?

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I have a Trad Low F that plays pretty well! It’s definitly no goldie but for a "lower end" affordable whistle, it’s definitly not bad. So I assume the low D is just as well for what is is!

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It is weird that the low Trad whistles by Dixon are obsolete though. I bought my Trad Low F from hobgoblin and I haven’t seen any since.

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Low F that’s the first I’ve heard about that one I thought the Alto stopped at Low G? Its’ equally weird how badly they were promoted and distributed too. Thanks for the opinion on the Low F I’d go for one of those or the Low D if the price was right. I picked up a Kerry Optima Fixed Low D a couple of weeks ago for £59.00 think that will be hard to beat at that price, I’m hoping Kerry will do the same in Low Eb.

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Yes, weird indeed. As you said they’ve never even been on Dixon’s official site… no wonder they didn’t sell. Apart from HG I’ve only seen them at folkfriends.de so far; in case you haven’t come across this already, they make quite nice YT clips presenting their instruments (including some of the whistles in question): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI-hr-f_tEE


… which is one of the very few evidences that these whistles actually do exist. 🙂

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I have one of the Dixon conical all-plastic Low Ds and it’s a very sweet player and probably the most ergonomic Low D ever, thin and light and close finger spacing.

Too bad the 2nd octave is very flat. I sure wish it wasn’t that way.

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If it were cheaper I might try it out.

I have the alto A trad. I think it’s a pretty nice whistle, especially if you like generation Bb whistles and would like something a tad bit similar in a lower pitch (with a tiny bit of breathiness up top). I’ve had no problems with the head cracking, but it gets seriously stuck onto the tube and is almost impossible to get off. I left it where it’s best in tune at normal conditions in my home, and I’m pretty sure it’s fused to the tube in that spot by now. I wonder if it’s why they discontinued these?

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I have the dixon low d in aluminium body it also came as a duo with a flute head so doubles as a flute head hasnt cracked but waltons sell replacement heads for them