Tony Dixon Soprano Whistles (Keys of high D, Eb, E)
Also called high whistles, penny whistles, or tin whistles
Note: the high C whistles are now called alto whistles and are on our
However, we have high C bodies below for the D & C polymer combos.
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Tony Dixon Traditional Brass D Whistle, called the "Trad"
TDSW1. Soprano D "trad" whistle by Tony Dixon. Brass body and black polymer head. (Note: this whistle is not to be confused with the heavy Dixon TDSW10 below). This is a standard penny whistle. 11 1/2" long. Weight: 1.0 oz. $21
Replacement whistle head: $9.
Tony Dixon Nickel Traditional D and Eb Whistles, Brass E Whistle, called the "Trads"
TDSW2. Soprano D "trad" whistle by Tony Dixon. Nickel body and black polymer head. Tunable. (This whistle is not to be confused with the more expensive aluminum whistle TDSW9 below.) 11 1/2" long. Weight: 1.0 oz. $25
Replacement whistle head $9
TDSW3. Soprano Eb "trad" whistle by Tony Dixon. Nickel body and black polymer head. Tunable. (This whistle is not to be confused with the more expensive aluminum whistle TDSW9 below.) 10 3/4" long. Weight: 1.0 oz. $25
TDSW4. Soprano E "trad" whistle by Tony Dixon. Brass body and black polymer head. Tunable. 10 1/4" long. Weight 1.0 oz. $21. (We formerly had this whistle in nickel, but it is now only made in brass.)
Our customers sometimes ask us about the difference between brass and nickel instruments, since the nickel always costs more. The answer is that the nickel is a harder metal than brass and wears better, and doesn't show fingerprints as easily.
One-Piece Tony Dixon Soprano D Polymer Whistle
TDSW5. One-piece polymer penny whistle, key of D. Nontunable. 11 1/2" long. Weight: 0.8 oz. $18
Two-piece (Tunable) Tony Dixon Soprano D Polymer Whistle
TDSW6. Two-piece D whistle. 11 1/2" long. Weight: 0.9 oz. $27
Tony Dixon Tunable Soprano D Whistle/Piccolo Polymer Duo
TDSW7. Tony Dixon High D Whistle/Piccolo Duo. You get three pieces: a high D body, a whistle head and a piccolo head (a piccolo is a small flute). This means that you get two instruments out of the three pieces. Embouchure plate on piccolo head. Whistle is 11 1/2" long, piccolo slightly longer. 3-piece set $43.
Tony Dixon Individual Pieces for D & C Polymer Combos
Tony Dixon separate pieces for the TDSW6 and TDSW7 above. Normally you can add pieces to what you already have. However, over the years, Dixon has made some minor design changes, and it is possible that current pieces may not fit or be in tune with old ones.
TDSW. High C body. 9 1/2" long (C body only). $17
TDSW. Piccolo head only. $16
TDSW. Whistle head only. $16
Tony Dixon Polymer Tunable Soprano D Whistle with Brass Slide
TDSW8. Tunable polymer penny whistle with brass slide, key of D. Weight: 1.0 oz. $42
Aluminum Tony Dixon Soprano D Whistle and Whistle/Piccolo Duo
TDSW9. Key of D. Tony Dixon tunable aluminum soprano whistle, black polymer head, and nickel slide. This is a really nice whistle! Whistle players consider aluminum to produce a somewhat brighter sound than plastic.Weight: 1.8 oz. $62
TDSW9A. High D aluminum whistle/piccolo duo. This three-piece set has an aluminum body with nickel slide, and black polymer piccolo and whistle heads. $75
Replacement whistle head for the above aluminum instruments: $9
Replacement piccolo head for the above aluminum instruments: $14
Tony Dixon Solid Brass High Whistle in D and C
TDSW10. Solid brass tunable high D whistle with nickel slide. This whistle is considerably heavier than the ones with plastic or aluminum bodies. Weight: 4.4 oz. $86.
Replacement whistle head: $9
TDAWC3. The C version of this whistle is again available! Twice Dixon announced that he was not going to make this whistle any more and twice we have succeeded in getting him to make some for us. It weighs 5.7 oz, and has an overall length of 13". It looks like the D whistle, which we show above. $92
From a customer who bought this D whistle: "I just received my whistle and it was love at first note! Exactly what I wanted. It sounds sooooo nice. Crisp clear strong tone, beautiful notes, easy vibrato I'm very happy. Thank you!"
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