come with a Thumbrest included, but these Thumbrests can of course be used on
other whistles also. You just clip it onto the whistle so that your right thumb
sits underneath it to support the whistle.
Even if you don't use the Thumbrest to
support your whistle, you can clip out of the way near the bottom of your
whistle, so that you're whistle doesn't roll off the table when you set it down!
Thumbrests are available in Black, Clear
Ivory or Brown, in sizes for most whistles.
Note that the smallest thumbrest available (#0) is currently only available
in Black, Ivory or Brown (not Clear).
Price: $2.00 Each
If you know the specific
size of the Thumbrest(s) that you need (#0 - #6), enter the size in
the "Description" box below. If you do not know the specific size,
the brand of instrument, the key and the color thumbrest that you'd
like in the "Description" box
(examples: "Overton Low D, Clear", "Burke
Session-bore Brass Soprano D, Black", "Susato
Kildare Medium-bore F, Brown").
If you prefer, you can
put the O.D. (Outside Diameter) of your whistle as a description
instead (example: "Whistle Body 3/4" O.D.")
Description would be something like:
Walton's Brass Mellow D Whistle, Key of D, 9/16" O.D.
(but we can usually figure it out with less information than this)
We can figure out the
correct size for most whistles, as long as you tell us the maker and
the Key of the whistle. If you happen to order a Thumbrest for a whistle
that we aren't familiar with, we may need to contact you via email for
a measurement of the outside diameter of your whistle.
Note concerning Straight-bore whistles:
The smallest thumbrest available (#0) is not small enough for many of
the Brass-with-plastic-mouthpiece whistles. The body of the whistle
must be at least 9/16" for the thumbrest to properly support the
For example, a thumbrest will not work on a
Irish Soprano D Whistle (or a
Generation Soprano D
Whistle), but it will work on a
Walton's Mellow D
Walton's Brass Irish Soprano C) Whistle.
Special Note concerning Tapered-bore whistles:
(Shaw and Copeland, for example)
We will probably need you to provide the outside diameter of your
whistle exactly at the point where you intend to place the thumbrest.
This will not be necessary for
tapered-bore whistles that we stock here (Clarke Originals, Sweetones
and Megs). Due to the tapered shape of the Clarke whistle the
smallest thumbrest available (#0) must be used under the left (upper)
thumb on a Clarke Whistle. As mentioned
above, the #0 thumbrest is currently not available in Clear.
Feel free to
contact us via
before placing your order if you have any questions concerning Thumbrests.
outside the U.S. must be for a minimum of $30.00 in merchandise!
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