The Tweaked Folk D is a Whistle Shop Exclusive!
June 6th, 2017 - Please Note:
Due to inconsistencies by the manufacturer, Jerry Freeman has decided to stop tweaking Generation Eb, D and C whistles.
He will still be doing his other whistles, including his Tweaked Generation Brass and Nickel Soprano G, Soprano F, and Soprano Bb whistles.
He is also still doing his Generation Brass Low Whistles (keys of G and A), as well as his Blackbirds (keys of Eb, D, and C), and his Mellow Dog D.
The "Tweaked" Generation D whistle has been fine-tuned by Jerry Freeman. You'll find Jerry's comments about what he does (and why) below:
This whistle is a breakthrough for pennywhistle enthusiasts.
Generation whistles have long been the standard of Irish and other traditional whistle music. However, in the last few decades, the quality of the mass produced Generation whistles has changed. Serious whistle musicians often check out many whistles, often over a period of years, looking for that one, good Generation whistle.
This whistle has been tweaked (the traditional term for fine tuning a whistle) by Jerry Freeman to create as close as possible to an ideal Generation. It has that coveted Generation sound, with its beloved chiff, but it plays well and easily.
The end result is a very pleasing sound right up to the top of the
second register (loud, but not harsh) and an easy to play whistle. What one famous
Irish whistler has called "That Generation sweetness" comes out clear and true.
The above text
- and pic below - are used with kind permission of Jerry Freeman
If you are new to playing whistle, we always recommend that you start with a whistle in the key of D. See our Beginner's Section for more info on whistle keys.
(Don't forget to order a Whistle Pouch for your whistle!)
Tweaked Generation D Whistle