I’m looking for a low D whistle, but I’m not in an enormous hurry. I’ve kind of set my eyes on the Burke Viper after a lot of research. Is this a good whistle for a first low D? I want something I can keep playing for the years to come and I don’t want to spend money on a cheap low whistle for "practice", I want to choose a great whistle and just buy that. I’ve never played a low D before. I’m somewhat familiar with the piper’s grip and the general use of the whistle though. They’re pretty pricey, that’s one of the reasons I’m not in a huge hurry. Is it loud enough to play in a session but not so loud that it’s obnoxious? Goldies are another choice, but I think their high whistles are better than their low ones. Though I have to say I’m really not experienced in the world of whistles yet, I’m technically a beginner.
Also, if I do get this whistle, should I include a thumb hole? I need to learn more about the uses of that though.