Penny whistle (Dulcet range)
The JPW Instruments Penny whistle Dulcet range feature an all aluminium construction paying homage to the original Bernard Overton Low whistles. Penny whistles constructed from brass, tin or nickel can be rather piercing to some players ears due to the overtones created from the higher note finger hole frequencies, especially if these instruments are designed to be played loud. By utilising an all aluminium construction, these potentially piercing overtones are softened resulting in a less shrill tone but still sonically pleasing. The original Bernard Overton Low whistles are described as having a mellow tone, this is mainly due to the all aluminium construction. The Dulcet range takes advantage of this mellow tonal characteristic. In essence, the Dulcet range are scaled down versions of the JPW Low whistle TRAD range.
While many manufacturers strive to innovate new elements of design into their instruments to stand out from the crowd, JPW Instruments felt that it was not necessary to redefine the Penny whistle. The bore sizes are the same as the Penny whistle flagship range and the wall thickness is the same as our Low whistles! unlike cheaper mass-produced instruments. Just like the JPW flagship and TRAD range, the Dulcet performance attributes have been brought into line with modern customer expectations by building in a curved wind-way mouthpiece to reduce blockage during performance. The Dulcet range feature the unrivalled tuning and intonation you can only expect to find in a JPW Instrument while offering the closest balance in volume between octaves.
The Dulcet range feature a high gloss clear lacquer to preserve the stunning mirror finish you could only expect to find on a professional master crafted instrument. The lacquer process brings additional benefits to the performance attributes of the instrument by fully sealing the wind-way channel as well as making the instrument easy to clean and maintain.