What people are saying:
Whistles arrived today. The aluminum Bb and C were excellent. The aluminum Bb might be the finest whistle I've ever played. Across the board, the voice of the whistles was fantastic. This is what drew me to your work in the first place- a unique, round and clear tone with good air efficiency and [good] backpressure. Again, that Bb is really something special.
Bb is always my preferred key for the whistle, and this one is a winner … My friend Laura MacKenzie told me she'd never played a Bb whistle quite as lovely as yours, and that your headjoint design is excellent … To conclude, awesome job on the C and Bb.
~ Cameron Stahl
I picked up my whistles at the post office yesterday morning. Last night I spent several hours playing them. I am Very impressed!
I have two other high-end A whistles that I do not play very often due to clogging issues. I played your A whistle for a solid two hour period last evening, and to my surprise it did not clog once. The tone is just what I was looking for. It has already become a favorite.
The high D whistle certainly has low air requirements and is much appreciated. I am also delighted with the B flat whistle. B flat is my favorite size and pitch of whistle to play. I own several B flat whistles by other whistle makers (e.g. x, x, x, x, x, x, etc.) and play them often. I like yours the best. This whistle is very comfortable in my hands, the sound is clear without too much chiff, the air requirements are very much to my liking, and it does not clog. It sounds and feels just right.
I feel privileged to add these whistles to my arsenal. I would like to thank you for your excellent work on the whistles, and your excellent service.
~ Norman McGinnis
"I have been using a Talmadge high D whistle for my gigs and seisiuns. I am in love with this whistle!!! It is great!! I get a lot of complements on the sound and a lot of people are curious about where it's from. The whistle is a big hit! I did a gig in Newberg and I played the whistle for most of the tunes I do on the upper D, but switched to my (other brand whistle) for one, and there is just no comparison.
I can't go back to the (other brand whistle).
The sound is lovely and it's so easy to play. Your whistle doesn't require a lot of air, yet it has a strong and clear tone. It's fabulous!"
~ Geraldine Murray, TCRG
Murray School of Irish Dancing
Portland, Oregon, USA
"I finally got the chance to really play your high D whistle. Wow... wow... woWWWWW!!! Am i dreaming? I mean, it really SOUNDS GOODD!!! I don't have anything bad to say about it at all. It's got a good robust sound. It is outstanding!"
~ L.E. McCullough
Writer & Musician
New Jersey, USA
My Talmadge Whistle is gorgeous! I am delighted with the mouth piece and the look and feel of the whistle and most of all the quality of the sound. It is lovely, a lower richer sound than so many shrill sounding whistles I have heard. It is wonderful! I am so glad to have it.
~ Kare Strong
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