½" x 260" Roll
Teflon Tape if very handy to
have for a whistle player. A wrap or two of this tape will tighten up a tuning
slide while allowing you to decide how easily the slide should move. This tape
is also quite often a must when you're "making
your nontunable whistle tunable".
The tape sticks to itself, but is not
actually an adhesive - it will not effect the finish on your whistle. Just wrap
it at least once around the body of the whistle,
then cut or tear it off. Stretching the tape while wrapping thins it out some if
needed. Put the head back on with a twisting motion, twisting in the same
direction that you wrapped the tape.
Note that whistles with O-rings in the
tuning slide should not ever require Plumber's Tape. Some examples of
these are Susato, Silkstone and Burke. These whistle's tuning slides require -
at the most - an occasional
light greasing (if recommended by the maker). If an O-ring slide becomes loose over time, replacing the
O-rings will usually fix the problem.
While our price is not overly high for this tape, you can probably purchase it at
your local Hardware Store, Home Center or Plumbing Supply Center for less. We offer it here as a convenience
due to multiple requests.
x 260" Roll
Price - $3.99 each
Catalog# - PT169