Jubilee Music Instruments & Crafts Logo  WWW.TINWHISTLES.US                                              Established 1998
  Jubilee Music Instruments & Crafts,
  Daniel Bingamon, Maker of Tin Whistles, Folk Music Instruments and Crafts.
  Kings Mills, Ohio 45034
  Ph:513-398-8617               NOTE:  Items are handmade not stocked, 4-6 weeks to mfg then ship

 


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All Products Made in USA, Kings Mills Ohio

 



$25 Plastic Low-D's are back

Plastic Low-D whistle

for $25   

 
 

UPDATED 7-September-2014

NOTE:  EVERYTHING IS HAND MADE

They're not sitting on a shelf in some warehouse.   That means that items can take 4-6 weeks to manufacture (due to backlogs) and then whatever time it takes for shipping.


 

Books, CD's, DVD's -- Tinwhistles Anthology and Brass Whistle book are available throughout the summer

 

  
Note:  If you're outside the US (particularly on the European side of the ocean), we are aware of the increase in postage. It may save you some funds by considering Alba Whistles at:  http://www.albawhistles.com.  Highly recommended by Jubilee Music Instrument Co.
 

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Established March 1, 1998

Jubilee Music Instrument Co. is now 16 years and counting

 

 


 

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Chromatic Whistles

 

Keyed Chromatic Pennywhistles (Tinwhistle) and Flutes

"The evolution of the Tin Whistle is here"

Jubilee Music Instrument Co. Whistles are Manufactured to order.

JUBILEE INSTRUMENTS PRESENTS

The Chromatic Low-D Keyed Tinwhistle (and Flutes)

"Orchestral Pennywhistle"

The Jubilee Instrument Co. 6-key low-D flute.  With the DE Series whistle headjoint, you can play it as a whistle.  If has a comfortable feel to the hands and a strong low end.

It a Flute or a Whistle (depends on mouthpiece used) 

It's chromatic and it's your choice.

6-Key design - Normally open key for the 'D' note,
Normally Closed keys for D#,  long F, G#, A# & C.

 

Index of Sound Samples (Use back button to get out)

 

Do you already play a Low-D?, if so then this is easy to learn.   All of the open holes are just like a Low-D, the bottom hole has a key so that we can make a very large 'E' hole for a more powerful low end.  So you can play this like a Low-D with ornamentation as usual, except for the bottom tonehole.  Once you get used to it, you can do some interesting ornaments with keys as well.
 

ANNOUCEMENT:   After June 15th, 2008, The Chromatic Whistle will be available in other keys such as Low-C, Low E and others by special request.

 

  FEATURES:

  2.5 Octaves typical chromatic, A-440 tuning.

  Delrin Block and Beak, good water detention design

  Curved Windway design

  Walled fipple design makes for clear focused sound.

  Long brass tuning joint with delrin cover

  Low-D tinwhistle players can pick it up a play tunes that they 

     already know while learning the keys

  Patterned similar to the Rudall-Rose wood Flutes.

  From 2005 models and up are using flat spring instead of coil 
  springs. 

  Interchangeable Flute and Whistle Headjoints (Extra purchase

  for other headjoint.)

  Not painful to play for ordinary hands

  Bumper 'cork' (foam) under keys, closed cell foam seals
  All keys are shaped to contour of hole - toneholes are not raised.

  Flute mouthpieces have two piece adjustable delrin/acetal crown using a  modified wedge design.

  Headjoint compatible with Jubilee metal low-whistle tonebodies

  Keys are designed for easy repair.

  Protective thumb guard for G# key.

  Comes with spare springs and seals.

  Half-circle pinky operation keys

  All have brass keys.
 
 

Note:  Manufacturing is about six  8-10 weeks depending on shop load with these instruments.   You will receive an email on the estimated time when you order and progress reports.  It will vary depending on the number of orders in the shop.  We will continue to attempt as quick delivery as possible. 

 

Above pictures copper and brass chromatic whistles and flutes. 

 Chromatic Whistle Playing Scale

Available in Natural brass Color (clear coated), Candy Apple Red, Emerald Green and Light Blue.  Or any other color that you'd like 

Various Models are shown here to help get you thinking - you want a Low-B extension of something?  Speak up!

Close-up picture of keys below, T90 black 5-key model:  New improved key axles. 

5-Key 2005 model - one tonehole gives long and short F functions.  This is a bit different on 2010 models.

 

 

Price Schedule 
 

      T90 Whistle Sound Files (Dodi Li)

       WAV File - w/new brass mouthpiece
 
      Shot-peened brass finish by default unless otherwise specified

      Request it in any color Candy Apple Red, Emerald Green and

       Light Blue.  Or any other color that you'd like
 
    Various customizations available

 

  I've liked the new aluminum design.  From this time forward, all the Chromatic Whistles/Flutes will be in aluminum.

 

--- New Aluminum Models are lighter than brass

 

ALUMINUM CHROMATIC WHISTLE  - $200.00 

  Aluminum body with Aluminum/Plastic whistle mouthpiece       6-Key - Low-D - Clear or Painted

Specify wide or narrow bore

ALUMINUM CHROMATIC FLUTE  - $200.00 

   Aluminum body with Aluminum/Plastic Flute mouthpiece 

      6-Key - Low-D  - Clear or Painted

Specify wide or narrow bore

ALUMINUM CHROMATIC WHISTLE MOUTHPIECE  - $45.00 

  Aluminum/Plastic Low Chromatic whistle mouthpiece 
For Aluminum instrument only

 

ALUMINUM CHROMATIC FLUTE MOUTHPIECE  - $45.00 

  Aluminum/Plastic Low Chromatic flute mouthpiece 
For Aluminum instrument only

 

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Anodized options available in future

 

Photos:

 

2012 10-Key Low-C  with B Key using split touch on Low-B

 

 

Brass "Ambassador Whistle" below: (Pictured with High-D for comparison)

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Front                            Back
New 2011 Model Sandblasted brass with
water clear polyurethane finish
also available in colors

 

 
2009 Model
in Metallic Red  Improved "Paddle" style D/E Key
Also used half-circle pads for pinky fingers.

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2005 Model with Flat Springs 5-Key Pictured
 
 

All Brass 2004 Model with T90 Black paint. 


 

 

   
 

 

Long G# key is now a standard feature.
 

 

 

                     6-key 2005 model. "U" shaped D/E Key 

Tinwhistle Making Books

Make you own Tinwhistles

We have a series of books on making Tinwhistles and an instructional step-by-step video.

Click here if the links below don't work

 

 

 

GET INTO WHISTLE MAKING - GET IT ALL RIGHT HERE

VCD Video, Anthology Book, High-D Brass Book and CD-ROM together 

for $45    

 

 

1st Book (scroll down for next)

               TIN WHISTLE MAKERS ANTHOLOGY

 

NEW REVISED 2007 Version - Low Whistle greatly simplified

Make your own Tin Whistle - Complete with pictorial 

Available - 1 week delivery

 

$17.500 USD + Shipping Costs ($4.50 in US), 

Book Photos are Black and White

 

Whistle Construction Guide

                A complete guide to building Tin Whistles.

 

 

Items it covers

 Tin Whistles Anatomy

 Types of Tin Whistles

 The Bore

        Frequency

        Temperature

        Speed of Sound

        L/B Ratio

        W/B Ratio

        Materials

 

 The Toneholes

        Formulas

        Cut off Frequency

        Effects on size

        Undercutting

        Making Keys

 

 The Fipple

        Fipple Parts

        The Windsheet

        The Windway and its dimensions

        The Floor

        The Roof

        The Edge

        Etc.

 

 Tuning

 

 Being Aware of end user Desires

 

 Problems

 

 Materials

        Kinds and Grades of materials

        Impact of using certain materials

        Mixing different Materials

        Material Suppliers

        Glues

           

 Polishing, Painting and  Finishing

  

 Tools (and  proper use)

 

 Instrument Cases

 

 Appendix

        Frequency Tables

        Modern

        Scales of all kinds

        Instrument Measurement Tables  

        Step-by-step whistle PVC whistle construction guide

        Internet Links

        Suggested Reading

        Bibliography

 

KITS

       Note:  Some Books:  Correction on page 57,  1.23 inches long should be 2.23 inches long.                         

 

2nd Book

BRASS WHISTLE CONSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

 

Price: $7.00 US + 1.50 Shipping in US -  Extra Charges Apply Overseas

 

This manual takes you step by step to make a High-D whistle.

  The design is our Jubilee Series III High-D brass whistle.  Book photos are Black & White.

The design is complete with a materials list and it requires only simple tools, such as a drill, saw, sandpaper, file, glue and a notching tool available from Radio Shack.

There will also be a kit available shortly

Note corrections:  Page 11:  97180-12 19/32" should read 97170-12 9/16"

                               Page 12:  97190-12 5/8" should read 97180-12 19/32"

 

KITS

JUBILEE DATA CD's and Book Combos

Buy both books on CD-ROM in PDF Format:  $20.00     

CD ROM also comes with Spreadsheets and Free TWCalc Tinwhistle Makers software.  Also has an extensive shop whistle photo collection.

BOTH BOOKS and CD-ROM Together:  $35.00    

VIDEO

Video LOW WHISTLE VIDEO AND WHISTLE MAKERS ANTHOLOGY BOOK:  $30.00   DVD - 30 minutes - Low Resolution

Video Only $11   

 

DVD LOW Whistle Video, Anthology Book, High-D Brass Book and CD-ROM together 

for $45    Same as $30 item above but also has manuals on CD-ROM as well.

 
 

CD-ROM containing both books in PDF and Video for Watching on Computer:

for $26.00    

Sample Video Clips downgraded to dialup quality for quick review

E-MAIL Main Page

 

Jubilee Music Instruments & Crafts

1573 King Ave. BOX 227

Kings Mills OH 45034 USA

(513) 398-8617

 

Sub Naf

Sub-NAF Low-Low-D

Sub NAF, PVC Native Bass D

A Sub-NAF is unique instrument.  It a cross between a Bass-whistle and a Native American Flute.

Like a bass whistle it has keys with springs to reach the toneholes.  A typical tonehole can range between 3/4 to 1" diameter.
The diameter of the tubing in a Sub-NAF is wider than a basswhislte.  The Sub is not designed to overblow, the wide diameter takes full advantage of the low pitch in the first octave just like a Native American Flute.  It also uses the traditional 6-hole Pentatonic Minor scale used on most Native American Flutes.

The Sub-NAF is made of PVC pipe and has bend in the pipe.  This puts the TSH (True sound hole) upside down so that moisture can drop down into the SAC (Slow Air Chamber)  The blowpipe is connected to a cap that makes for easy removal.

SubNAF's can be painted decorated with various types of Artrwork, which I can do or you can do yourself.

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