Parks Every Whistle Walkabout Combo Set C / D

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Parks Every Whistle as a 5-Piece Combo Set in C / D with Tone Ring to regulate the needed blowing pressure and the loudness.

A great sounding, almost indestructible whistle, you can take with you anywhere. The idea for this instrument came to Carey during a kayak camping trip on a small beach in the Florida Everglades.

Properties
Suitable for all occasions ; )
good power
easier blowing pressure
five parts
curved wind tunnel in the mouthpiece for reduced build-up of moisture
Polymer construction prevents rusting and tarnishing
The tuning slide requires no cork grease !!!
The Tone Ring allows regulation of the blowing pressure needed to play in the next octave.
Loudness is also adjustable via the Tone Ring

Weight: 35g / 37g
Length: 29.5cm / 32cm
Diameter: 12.5mm
Material thickness: 1.5mm




Sound "The gentle breeze" with Tiffany playing on a Walkabout D Whistle.






Sound "Kesh Jig" with Seamus O´Dunn on an Every Whistle.








The Tone Ring

The tuning and response of a whistle is a matter of taste. Some players appreciate a only slight change in needed pressure to reach the higher octave, others perhaps find comfort needing more pressure. With the help of the Tone Ring the pressure required to reach the next octave can be regulated.

In the middle position the pressure needed to reach the higher octave is increased and the lower octave sounds stronger and more present. If you continue to rotate the ring, so that only a small gap of the window is opened below the mouthpiece, the whistle is much quieter. Then, one can practice without disturbing others (Finally, whistle playing all night !!!)




Here are two versions of the B part of Connachtman's Rambles. One with the Tone Ring in the open position, and one with the Tone Ring in a semi-closed position, played on a Parks Every D whistle.
Sound Open Ring






Sound Closed Ring






History of these instruments

Carey Parks:

"I started making whistles because I was camping in Florida and wanted to have one I could take with me and not be concerned about how it was handled. Not only was I camping, I was camping via kayak, on beaches in the Everglades.

You probably have spent a day at the beach sometime during your life. (If you have not, get to it - you are missing something.) Remember how it was impossible for you to keep the sand out of anything? Your food, your hair, any crack or crevice caught some sand. OK, now stick around after the sun goes down. In sub-tropical Florida that means you are now living at the dew point, the sand and water is salty and attracts water. Everything is damp, and sand is everywhere. Repeat for several days. You get the idea.

What kind of whistle could thrive in that environment? One that was virtually indestructible. It didn't take long for me to decide on PVC pipe as the starting point. It is already the correct dimension for some keys, and is easily worked. Both of these attributes allow me to offer them at a reasonable price.

As materials go PVC is the modern version of tin. It is inexpensive, easily worked, and widely available. Whistles should be made from PVC today. Not exclusively, but they should be available.

The magic of the pennywhistle is not so much in the material, as Glen Schultz proved with his wonderful Water Weasel whistles made from drain pipe.

Complex machining adds to the cost so I have tried to keep these whistles simple to make.
My whistles have no metal parts. Even the mouthpiece block has no small nails. So you can wash the whistle in the dishwasher. In fact, this is the last step before I send your whistle to you. I separate the parts and put each one on its own post - plastic is plastic.

The tuning slide is quite stiff by design. I hate a whistle whose tuning changes while I'm playing. If you prefer a lighter touch when tuning your whistle, just take some fine sandpaper or steel wool and rub on the bit that goes inside the other part until it fits as you like it."
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Parks Every Whistle as a 5-Piece Combo Set in C / D with Tone Ring to regulate the needed blowing pressure and the loudness.

A great sounding, almost indestructible whistle, you can take with you anywhere. The idea for this instrument came to Carey during a kayak camping trip on a small beach in the Florida Everglades.

Properties
Suitable for all occasions ; )
good power
easier blowing pressure
five parts
curved wind tunnel in the mouthpiece for reduced build-up of moisture
Polymer construction prevents rusting and tarnishing
The tuning slide requires no cork grease !!!
The Tone Ring allows regulation of the blowing pressure needed to play in the next octave.
Loudness is also adjustable via the Tone Ring

Weight: 35g / 37g
Length: 29.5cm / 32cm
Diameter: 12.5mm
Material thickness: 1.5mm




Sound "The gentle breeze" with Tiffany playing on a Walkabout D Whistle.






Sound "Kesh Jig" with Seamus O´Dunn on an Every Whistle.








The Tone Ring

The tuning and response of a whistle is a matter of taste. Some players appreciate a only slight change in needed pressure to reach the higher octave, others perhaps find comfort needing more pressure. With the help of the Tone Ring the pressure required to reach the next octave can be regulated.

In the middle position the pressure needed to reach the higher octave is increased and the lower octave sounds stronger and more present. If you continue to rotate the ring, so that only a small gap of the window is opened below the mouthpiece, the whistle is much quieter. Then, one can practice without disturbing others (Finally, whistle playing all night !!!)




Here are two versions of the B part of Connachtman's Rambles. One with the Tone Ring in the open position, and one with the Tone Ring in a semi-closed position, played on a Parks Every D whistle.
Sound Open Ring






Sound Closed Ring






History of these instruments

Carey Parks:

"I started making whistles because I was camping in Florida and wanted to have one I could take with me and not be concerned about how it was handled. Not only was I camping, I was camping via kayak, on beaches in the Everglades.

You probably have spent a day at the beach sometime during your life. (If you have not, get to it - you are missing something.) Remember how it was impossible for you to keep the sand out of anything? Your food, your hair, any crack or crevice caught some sand. OK, now stick around after the sun goes down. In sub-tropical Florida that means you are now living at the dew point, the sand and water is salty and attracts water. Everything is damp, and sand is everywhere. Repeat for several days. You get the idea.

What kind of whistle could thrive in that environment? One that was virtually indestructible. It didn't take long for me to decide on PVC pipe as the starting point. It is already the correct dimension for some keys, and is easily worked. Both of these attributes allow me to offer them at a reasonable price.

As materials go PVC is the modern version of tin. It is inexpensive, easily worked, and widely available. Whistles should be made from PVC today. Not exclusively, but they should be available.

The magic of the pennywhistle is not so much in the material, as Glen Schultz proved with his wonderful Water Weasel whistles made from drain pipe.

Complex machining adds to the cost so I have tried to keep these whistles simple to make.
My whistles have no metal parts. Even the mouthpiece block has no small nails. So you can wash the whistle in the dishwasher. In fact, this is the last step before I send your whistle to you. I separate the parts and put each one on its own post - plastic is plastic.

The tuning slide is quite stiff by design. I hate a whistle whose tuning changes while I'm playing. If you prefer a lighter touch when tuning your whistle, just take some fine sandpaper or steel wool and rub on the bit that goes inside the other part until it fits as you like it."
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