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Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D

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The Waltons very popular Little Black Tin Whistle is made from light aluminum. The tin whistle in D produces an effortless, sweet tone.


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WaltonsLittle Black Tin Whistle in D
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Excellent craftsmanship (4)
  • Great intonation (4)
  • Highly responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (11)
  • Performance (4)
  • Jam sessions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (8), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

At that price get a couple.

I own a few tin whistles in different finish and materials.
For this price, you get a great little whistle, a weee bit touchy on the high octave, pretty good sound, and...Read complete review

I own a few tin whistles in different finish and materials.
For this price, you get a great little whistle, a weee bit touchy on the high octave, pretty good sound, and pretty well in tune. I got 2 as sometimes I play around and play 2 at once on the three top holes.
A great, no, fantastic value for the money, for you for a friends, your kids, no excuse to not get a couple at this price! Just add them to your order, you will not regret it.
Just go see Andrea Corr play the whistle and you will see what such a simple little instrument can produce.
It is a treat! no?
Easy to play, just blow harder to get the next octave, and have a blast!
That lilltle whistle puts out some volume, you will be surprised!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very pitchy

I can't imagine paying the MSRP is on this guy. I think it's worth about the price listed. It sounds good when I can get it to make the right note, but it's...Read complete review

I can't imagine paying the MSRP is on this guy. I think it's worth about the price listed. It sounds good when I can get it to make the right note, but it's incredibly pitchy and squeaks a lot, especially when you play in the higher octave. All in all, it's good for the price, but you don't really get more than what you pay for.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

At that price get a couple.

By Philippe Robert

from North Carolina, Blue ridge mountains.

Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

I own a few tin whistles in different finish and materials.
For this price, you get a great little whistle, a weee bit touchy on the high octave, pretty good sound, and pretty well in tune. I got 2 as sometimes I play around and play 2 at once on the three top holes.
A great, no, fantastic value for the money, for you for a friends, your kids, no excuse to not get a couple at this price! Just add them to your order, you will not regret it.
Just go see Andrea Corr play the whistle and you will see what such a simple little instrument can produce.
It is a treat! no?
Easy to play, just blow harder to get the next octave, and have a blast!
That lilltle whistle puts out some volume, you will be surprised!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Black Tin Whistle

By redhawk45

from Canton, OH

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Pros

  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Squeaks Sometimes

Best Uses

  • Jam Sessions
  • Performance
  • Practice

Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

I think as with most tin whistles that they'll squeak here and there because of breath and because of fingering. Otherwise, it's a really good whistle for the price. Very iightweight, but because of that nature you have to be careful and not sit on it or have it get dented by anything heavy.

Also, because of it being made of aluminum, it does have a softer tone than a brass whistle.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

cheap but cheap

By AJAX

from Kenosha, WI

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Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

The tin whistle is made of really really really thin Aluminum and is quite delicate. The one I received had a notch/dent in one of the holes, and the paint is not great. However, despite all of these things, the sound is pretty good and it's very playable. It isn't an Oak or a Clarke whistle, but for the $3 price tag and free shipping, it's pretty darn worth it in my opinion. Great for kids but it would do if your on a tighter budget as an adult as well. Again, it ships for free... so just get it if you've got an interest!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very pitchy

By GingerPandemic

from Northern KY

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Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

I can't imagine paying the MSRP is on this guy. I think it's worth about the price listed. It sounds good when I can get it to make the right note, but it's incredibly pitchy and squeaks a lot, especially when you play in the higher octave. All in all, it's good for the price, but you don't really get more than what you pay for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By dcurtis

from North Carolina

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Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

I own several whistles and was looking for something different when I came across this aluminum bodied Walton. I ordered it and loved it right off. It's light weight, has a bright sound and mine was in tune. I use it to play at church a lot and the people seem to like the sound of this one best. As a matter of fact, based on this whistle, I have been asked to teach a whistle class at church so I may be ordering a bunch of them. I would reccomend this whistle to any beginner or long time player. A great sound for a great price ....

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the money.

By Z

from FL

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Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

Very simple and fun instrument. The tone is indeed effortless; I've attached my whistles together to make a drone flute, and I hardly notice the difference in air pressure. They are also all perfectly in tune with each other. Great buy.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to play, but not in tune

By mbrsart

from Lincoln, CA

Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

If you can play flute, you can play this. I got it because I was on an Irish kick (which I've been on for years ;D), and thought it would be fairly easy to play once I had a fingering chart handy. No fingering chart necessary if you want to keep playing in D. Playing in G requires just one other note, so G or D are really easy with this whistle. Effortless tone production, nice and sweet. But it doesn't play very well in tune. That's my only disappointment. I do admit that the sprayed-on black finish is also in the inside of the whistle, but nobody's going to see that.Highly recommended buy, but be warned: they go on backorder really quickly and it took me a month to get mine. Well worth the wait.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nice whistle for the money

By KrautCelt

from Pittsburgh

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Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

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For the price, one cannot go wrong. My only gripes are two: it gets squeaky (like any cheap whistle) and the aluminum walls are thin, so you have to be careful with it. Otherwise, it's a great whistle for the dough.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad deal, needed a little tweaking.

By Ney player

from Springfield, Mo.

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Pros

  • Cheap
  • Decent sound
  • Durable
  • Highly Responsive
  • won't corrode like some

Cons

  • edge of fipple
  • had to tweak fipple ramp

Best Uses

  • Practice

Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

It is light, durable, and cheap. I would consider it for a gift to a child or a friend just getting interested in playing the whistle. No saliva leaks like with a Sweetone and nicer to hold because there is no seam for the thumbs to rest on. A few judicious scrapes with a sharp knife blade fixed most of the upper register tone problems. About as good as an Oak, but cheaper by nearly half. Interesting little whistle.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Little Black Tin Whistle in D

By Jim

from Willows

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Thank You

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

      it came really fast in the mail great price

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Perfect!!!

      By thatirishguy.com

      from chandler, Az

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive
      • Nice Tone
      • Value For Money
      • Very Light

      Cons

      • A Little Fragile

      Best Uses

      • Jam Sessions
      • Performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

      Arrived in good time, well packaged, great value for money. Using this to record is a pleasure. Sweet tone, nice and light,sounds fantastic on recordings. A little fragile and could be easily dented but overall a fantastic product..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's perfect!

      By tinwhistler_4life

      from Louisiana

      Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

      This is one AMAZING whistle! It sounds beautiful and comes at an unbeatable price. Not only does it sound great, but the black gives it an authentic whistle look. No matter what your age or musical level is - beginner,intermediate, advanced, teacher - you will not find a more satisfying instrument. Thanks.

       
      2.0

      It Came bent

      By FlashFrame

      from Denton, Texas

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • As a toy

        Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

        I am sure its a great product when it doesn't arrive broke.

         
        1.0

        Bent but cheap

        By Mick

        from Geneseo Illinois 61254

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Arrived bent in two places. in plastic bag .
          • May have been bent in shipping due to bag.
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

            Daughters 10th wedding anniversary gift.

             
            5.0

            ThomasW

            By TommyW

            from Homestead Fl

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship
            • Great Intonation
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performance
              • Practice

              Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

              I got this super fast, its a great instrument and once your fingering is right,it sounds awsome

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I expected

              By Rachel

              from Webster, mn

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              Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

              Great quality at a great price.

               
              5.0

              Surprisingly Sweet!

              By Suzie

              from Cleveland

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Intonation
              • Great Sound
              • Highly Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jam Sessions
                • Practice

                Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

                I ordered 20 of these to sell at my booth at a medieval faire. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this little black gem performs. I played it all day and people were impressed with the sweet sound it produced. For the money, you can't go wrong with this little black D. I actually prefer the sound of the little black D over the original Walton D. It has a smaller bore, so the sound isn't as shrill in the upper octaves. As I was playing at the faire, a sweet woman came by and started playing with me on her very expensive Burke. We blended nicely, and she commented on how well the Walton little black D sounded.
                This whistle is a good one for beginners who don't want to invest a lot of money, or for throwing in your backpack. I say for the price, buy 2 or more because inevitably someone will want one and you can make their day by gifting or selling them one.
                Keep in mind, however, that practice is the key. An experienced whistle player can make any whistle sound good. There are many tutorials on YouTube that are helpful!
                There are certainly better crafted, more expensive whistles out there, but this one suits me just fine and I don't have to worry about it getting lost or damaged.

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful product

                By Rachel

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

                Great whistle. I'm a beginner and I've loved this whistle since I got it. Nice sound and fairly easy to pick up and go. The all black look is really striking too.

                 
                5.0

                Great Whistle

                By Liz

                from ID, USA

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Intonation
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

                  Great whistle, especially for the price!

                   
                  3.0

                  great price

                  By player1234

                  from California

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                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice

                    Comments about Waltons Little Black Tin Whistle in D:

                    Good to learn on.

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