Wind Instruments & Electronic devices
All Products Made in USA, Kings Mills Ohio
$25 Plastic Low-D's are back
Plastic Low-D whistle
NOTE: EVERYTHING IS HAND MADE
They're not sitting on a shelf in some warehouse. That means that items can take 6 weeks (OR LONGER) to manufacture (due to backlogs), this is more of a hobby than a business (yes, I have a day job, make whistles in the evening) and then whatever time it takes for shipping.
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.
Established March 1, 1998
Jubilee Music Instrument Co. is now 16 years and counting
Keyed Chromatic Pennywhistles (Tinwhistle) and Flutes
"The evolution of the Tin Whistle is here"
Jubilee Music Instrument Co. Whistles are Manufactured to order.
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The Chromatic Low-D Keyed Tinwhistle (and Flutes)
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
WAV File - w/new brass mouthpiece
Request it in any color Candy Apple Red, Emerald Green and
Light Blue. Or any other color that you'd like
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 FLUTE MOUTHPIECE - $45.00
Aluminum/Plastic Low Chromatic Flute mouthpiece
ALUMINUM CHROMATIC FLUTE MOUTHPIECE - $45.00
Aluminum/Plastic Low Chromatic Whistle mouthpiece
Anodized options available in future
2012 10-Key Low-C with B Key using split touch on Low-B
Brass "Ambassador Whistle" below: (Pictured with High-D for comparison)
New 2011 Model Sandblasted brass with
water clear polyurethane finish
also available in colors
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.
Coming soon - The "Makers Book" - A collection of whistle designs and measurements.
GET INTO WHISTLE MAKING - GET IT ALL RIGHT HERE
VCD Video, Anthology Book, High-D Brass Book and CD-ROM together
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
Speed of Sound
Cut off Frequency
Effects on size
The Windway and its dimensions
Being Aware of end user Desires
Kinds and Grades of materials
Impact of using certain materials
Mixing different Materials
Polishing, Painting and Finishing
Tools (and proper use)
Scales of all kinds
Instrument Measurement Tables
Step-by-step whistle PVC whistle construction guide
Note: Some Books: Correction on page 57, 1.23 inches long should be 2.23 inches long.
BRASS WHISTLE CONSTRUCTION MANUAL
Price: $7.00 US + 1.50 Shipping in US - Extra Charges Apply Overseas
JUBILEE DATA CD's and Book Combos
CD ROM also comes with Spreadsheets and Free TWCalc Tinwhistle Makers software. Also has an extensive shop whistle photo collection.
Video LOW WHISTLE VIDEO AND WHISTLE MAKERS ANTHOLOGY BOOK: $30.00 DVD - 30 minutes - Low Resolution
DVD LOW Whistle Video, Anthology Book, High-D Brass Book and CD-ROM together
CD-ROM containing both books in PDF and Video for Watching on Computer:
Jubilee Music Instruments & Crafts
1573 King Ave. BOX 227
Kings Mills OH 45034 USA
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.