Carbony High Session Whistle in D

(1 customer review)


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Coming from the same stable as The Highland Whistle here’s the Carbony High Session Whistle in D. Designed with more volume and cut than the standard Carbony High D, this new Session Whistle is the instrument the market has been waiting for. A wonderful, powerful yet sophisticated sound – and fully tuneable. This has it all.

Going from looks alone – it’s subtle, cool and slick. At first glance – and at a distance – it may be confused for a budget whistle. On closer more detailed inspection you will find an unassuming subtle check design texture for the body with some particularly detailed work on the head. You won’t find many others in your local session with one of these.

If you bought a whistle in a precious wood – it would sound like this! The thin wall process of this tapered whistle design gives warm response in the lower octave. When playing with other instruments these notes are rarely heard, but not with Carbony TM composite! The Carbony enhances lower frequencies and mutes upper register shrillness producing a volume balance in all registers.

The whistle incorporates a two piece self aligning design that facilitates machining of all geometries to 0.001″ accuracy (patent pending).

The two piece assembly also facilitates optimal material selection. The blade/body is machined from aluminum and anodized for hardness, creating a stiff precise blade for maximum oscillation. The tip/windway is machined from marbled ebonite, the same material used to make saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. Safe to put in mouth and durable enough to have a lifetime makers warranty. The interface of the whistle is precision ground to fit with the fipple and form a tuning slide to make a professional grade whistle.

1 review for Carbony High Session Whistle in D

  1. t3ymf

    I’ve been playing the “session” Carbony (sessions/ gigs) for 3+ mths. You hardly notice its in your hands it’s so light, the conical shape means there’s a slightly different hand positioning – but nothing distracting. The holes are a little closer together, for small hands, this whistle can be a good fit. There is the delightful breathy sound holding pitch and stability on the bottom D, no hesitation in securing lower register notes. Tuning is good, it warms up quickly with less expansion/ contraction unlike a metal whistle. With varying temperatures you can be more assured of stable tuning. Little things to be aware of, the fipple/ body connection has no flanges, so occasionally saliva can make its way down out of the fipple down the body resulting in fingers getting wet , which can be a bit distracting. This whistle is a delight to play. Am I pleased I bought it? – absolutely.

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