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Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle 

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The Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle is sometimes referred to as the cyclist's road clearer. This unmistakable whistle sound”from a design introdu...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle is sometimes referred to as the cyclist's road clearer. This unmistakable whistle sound”from a design introduced in 1895 and patented in the same year”still finds numerous uses. From tribal dances to marine signaling, this complex whistle is made with a watchmaker's precision.


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Acme WhistlesTH147NP Siren Whistle
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (6)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Highly responsive (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performance (5)
  • As a toy (3)
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    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Essential SFX

If you're a sound effects engineer, you need this. It isn't particularly useful for emulating police sirens, but the classic goofy sounds this makes are extremely varied and quite useful. Excellent for adding...Read complete review

If you're a sound effects engineer, you need this. It isn't particularly useful for emulating police sirens, but the classic goofy sounds this makes are extremely varied and quite useful. Excellent for adding a bizarre or cartoonish mood to your music (Brian Wilson seems to be quite fond of them). It's a bit pricey for a whistle, but all in all this is a worthwhile purchase.

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Good for what it is

Legendary Acme build quality, it should last for just about ever. But mine didn't work when I received it. However the business portion inside, a spinning disc, is on an axle with...Read complete review

Legendary Acme build quality, it should last for just about ever. But mine didn't work when I received it. However the business portion inside, a spinning disc, is on an axle with needle berarings on each end. The pressure on the bearings is adjustable with a small wrench. Even once I got it loosened up and spinning freely, this thing takes a LOT of wind to get going. As such it's more of the two or three puffs with a gradually ascending pitch kind of proposition. Expect to take several seconds to get it up to full pitch and volume.

That is fine, if that is what you want, but it's not the kind of thing that you can use as punctuation in, say, a musical piece, due to the slow attack and decay, Not to mention the very large amount of wind it takes to get it going. Probably better for video, cartoon and general sound effects work.

We bought this to replace a 50 cent toy one that is, well, a toy. But that one gets up to pitch almost instantly and is an octave or so higher, which suits our needs better. I guess we'll try to find another for a spare.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Essential SFX

By Brendon Vox

from San Jose, CA

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Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

If you're a sound effects engineer, you need this. It isn't particularly useful for emulating police sirens, but the classic goofy sounds this makes are extremely varied and quite useful. Excellent for adding a bizarre or cartoonish mood to your music (Brian Wilson seems to be quite fond of them). It's a bit pricey for a whistle, but all in all this is a worthwhile purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice

By Jack

from Sioux City, Ia

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Intonation
  • Great Sound
  • Highly Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions

    Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

    APPLAUSE

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Whistle!

    By lanceallen

    from Waynesboro, VA

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    Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

    Awesome whistle. Sounds great, seems to be well made, easy to play, good volume!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good for what it is

    By Tomteriffic

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship

    Cons

    • Slow To Respond

    Best Uses

      Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

      Legendary Acme build quality, it should last for just about ever. But mine didn't work when I received it. However the business portion inside, a spinning disc, is on an axle with needle berarings on each end. The pressure on the bearings is adjustable with a small wrench. Even once I got it loosened up and spinning freely, this thing takes a LOT of wind to get going. As such it's more of the two or three puffs with a gradually ascending pitch kind of proposition. Expect to take several seconds to get it up to full pitch and volume.

      That is fine, if that is what you want, but it's not the kind of thing that you can use as punctuation in, say, a musical piece, due to the slow attack and decay, Not to mention the very large amount of wind it takes to get it going. Probably better for video, cartoon and general sound effects work.

      We bought this to replace a 50 cent toy one that is, well, a toy. But that one gets up to pitch almost instantly and is an octave or so higher, which suits our needs better. I guess we'll try to find another for a spare.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best for (Sound effects) recorded

      By Berk

      from Van Nuys, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

        Made very well. One of the best for recorded sound effects...

         
        5.0

        Great affordable product that's a "must-have" for band!

        By Mr. Mac

        from Kingsport, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Great Sound
        • Highly Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As a toy
          • Performance

          Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

          Being a band director, I needed this instrument as part of my percussion equipment for one of the pieces my band was performing for our Christmas Concert.

           
          5.0

          Works great

          By Twangman

          from Kansas City area

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Highly Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As a toy
            • Performance

            Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

            This is a great whistle, a classic sound that is fun to play around with.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Classics!

            By Amber

            from Los angeles

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship
            • Great Sound
            • Highly Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As a toy

              Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

              Luv it!

               
              5.0

              Fast ship to this moving target!

              By bermuda

              from all over N America!

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Craftsmanship
              • Great Intonation
              • Great Sound
              • Highly Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performance
                • Sound Effect In Concert

                Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

                All of the ACME products are great, don't cheap-out and try and spend less. You really do get what you pay for.

                The best part is the MF site shipping estimate. I'm traveling in different cities almost every day, and needed to make sure it would arrive asap in Tulsa, where I had a generous 36-hour window. The site said it would get there with 2-day express shipping, so I ordered late in the day on a Thursday, and it was waiting for me on Monday. With all due credit to the post office, MF processed my order immediately and that certainly sped things along. Thank you!

                 
                4.0

                Its a good Whistle.

                By Scott

                from New York

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Sound
                • Highly Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance

                  Comments about Acme Whistles TH147NP Siren Whistle:

                  We use it for the middle of "Runnin'with The Devil" by VH. Solid whistle.

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