Tweaked Clarke Sweetone
The "Tweaked" Sweetone has been adjusted by Jerry Freeman. You'll find Jerry's comments about what he does (and why) below:
It is customary for serious musicians to make special modifications and adjustments (tweaking or voicing) to bring out the full musical potential of this traditional folk instrument.
The windway, mouthpiece interior and, if necessary, soundblade edge have been tweaked by Jerry Freeman to:
These adjustments make the whistle even easier to play than the mass-produced untweaked Sweetone, which, even without these improvements, is widely appreciated as being one of the most easily played whistles in the world.
Because it is so easy to play and one of the better in-tune whistles, the Clarke Sweetone is considered to be the best whistle for every beginning whistler.
This tweaked Sweetone preserves all the qualities that have made the instrument so well-loved, while minimizing those that might be thought undesirable and releasing the full potential of this whistles authentic voice.
Both beginning and established whistle musicians will appreciate this instrument.
Enjoy your whistle!
P.S. FOR A REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE TWEAKED SWEETONE WHISTLES (on the Chiff and Fipple Message Board), Click Here.
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A bit fancier version of the Sweetone is Clarke's "Celtic Tinwhistle". We now offer this whistle in a tweaked version also!
If you are new to playing whistle, we recommend that you start with a whistle in the key of D. See our Beginner's Section for more info on whistle keys.
(Don't forget to order a Whistle Pouch for your whistle!)
January 26th, 2016 - Please Note:
Jerry Freeman has decided to discontinue his Tweaked Sweetones. We'll be leaving this page up for reference only.
You'll find lots of other great Freeman-tweaked whistles in our Online Catalog.
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