Website re Sindt Tin whiste

Website re Sindt Tin whiste

Looking for the website to order
Sindt Tin whiste please

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Re: Website re Sindt Tin whiste

Hi Nora,

I don’t think John Sindt has a website for his whistles, and last I checked it was a couple of years wait list for a new whistle (if he hasn’t closed it). You could try emailing him directly: sindtwhistle(at)aol(dot)com

Or you can play the third party game on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173772986937

Cheers,

Melany

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I’ve heard tell the Killarney whistle is a good substitute while you’re lookng for a Sindt…..
https://killarneywhistle.com/

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I bought a Killarney D a couple years ago, at that time I was playing a Sindt D. (The Killarney came straight from the maker, the Sindt was used in perfect condition.)

I spent some time playing the two back and forth, comparing everything about how they played, and I ended up keeping the Killarney and selling the Sindt. (So for me the Sindt was a good substitute while I was waiting for a Killarney!)

The Sindt had a slightly darker more sophisticated tone yes, in comparison the Killarney tone was a tiny bit thin.

But the tuning of the Killarney was better (for the way I play anyhow) and the Killarney had a slightly sweeter, more nimble 2nd octave. That Killarney’s second octave is superb, right up there with my best vintage Generations and Feadogs (my favourite whistles).

I do need to mention that recently I bought a second Killarney D (also new directly from the maker) and it’s a different whistle than my first Killarney. The tuning isn’t as good (flatter 2nd octave) and the tone overall is more rough or dirty. My old Sindt would have been superior to this new Killarney in every way.

I wonder why they changed such an excellent and highly regarded design.

Re: Website re Sindt Tin whiste

The years of those two Killarneys I have are 2014 and 2018, just for the record.

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I’ve had a Killarney Eb for a couple of years and love it for all the reasons you’ve stated (my only issue is the CNat, which is very sharp at oxx ooo). A friend bought a D earlier this year but sold it pretty quickly - the tuning was off and the tone just not as pleasant to listen to.

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It’s disappointing to hear that the quality of Killarney whistles has gone downhill. I bought mine in 2014 and love love love it.

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Not sure it’s fair to say that Killarney whistles have "gone downhill". I have a recent one that is great. However, these are hand-finished instruments and may vary, not necessarily from bad to good (or great) but in how they work with an individual player. I know it’s tough with whistles, but trying before buying (or having a good return option) is the safest way to purchase any musical instrument—my opinion.

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Steve, how does your recent Killarney compare against a Killarney made in 2014 or thereabouts? In tuning, tone-colour, and voicing?

My experience is just with two individual whistles, which should be clear from my post. However the 2014 Killarney is very near my ideal whistle, while the 2018 doesn’t suit me well. About "Killarneys going downhill" who can say. I’m not prepared to generalise, to project the way two whistles play to the entirety of Killarney’s production.

I was hoping to buy a 2nd Killarney that plays like my 1st one, and that didn’t happen. For that reason I’m disappointed with my purchase.

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Richard—

Other than the aesthetic aspect, (the early one is silver colored and the recent one is brass) I don’t notice a difference and have picked one up in low light late at night and not known which I had. However, my playing criteria are probably far less demanding that when you use yours professionally. To me, they sound the same. But, the standard caveat for any hand finished instrument is that they may vary over time or even from one to another in sequence. Generalizing is difficult for something like that. In my comments above, I didn’t want the comment that the Killarney line as a whole had gone downhill—that seemed an unfair impression to have out there.