We play a lot of different whistles in our folkband.
But as always it started with one simple high-d tinwhiste. We bought many more in all kinds of keys and also Flutes.
I wanted to have a Low whistle, so i did some research and made my own.
When making a whistle you have to take into account the diameter and wall thickness of your material. Even the hole distances together with its diameter is important. After a lot of calculating and some trial ‘n error.
I had my first own made Low-D whistle. The mouthpiece was the hardest part. But it worked!
After that I made a Low-Eflat which you can use together with Highland Pipes. Also a Low-G was build, for this one i used the mouthpiece of another (bought) low whistle.
Some old pictures below.
And the Eflat & G whistles.
I tried to make one using metal, but i didn’t have the right tools to do so.
I made a Android Application a few years later to do the calculations.
"If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing."