Tony Dixon Polymer Irish Whistle & Flute Duos
The Tony Dixon “Duo” shares a common body between separate whistle and flute headjoints (“piccolo” headjoints for the higher keys). Not only does this allow the whistle player an opportunity to practice up on her flute technique and vice versa, it also affords a wide range of tonal possibilities.
This version of Tony’s Duo is constructed from polymer, a plastic material that enjoys similar tonal characteristics to wood but doesn’t require the constant care and maintenance.
The tone of Tony’s whistles could generally be described as pure, mellow, sweet and slightly “chiffy”, their volume as on the quiet side but not too quiet. Being as such they are equally at home when played around the house, at a small session or when mic’d for stage or studio.
If you play the flute, you know that the tone is largely up to the player. That being said, the general tone of Tony’s flutes might be considered woodsy and warm with the higher keys sounding brighter.
Tony Dixon from Devon, England has made quite a name for himself over the last few years with his wide range of whistles, flutes and “Duos” (one body with interchangeable whistle and flute head joints). Being an accomplished musician, Tony doesn’t let an instrument out of his workshop that he wouldn’t be happy playing himself. That attitude combined with efficient manufacturing processes allows Tony to offer instruments that sound “like a million bucks” yet cost much, much less!
|Key(s):||High D (Most Popular), Low F, Low D|
|Volume:||Quiet to Moderate|
|Tone:||With Whistle Headjoint: Pure, mellow & sweet with a bit of chiff.<br /> With Flute Headjoint: Woodsy|
|Weight:||High D: ~ 2.0oz / 56g; Low F: ~ 4.9oz / 138g; Low D: ~ 6.1oz / 174g|
|Length||High D: ~ 11.4"/29.0cm; Low F: ~ 18.6"/47.3cm; Low D: ~ 23.4"/59.5cm|