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How to maintain tin whistles

By 2nd February 2017 No Comments
Maintain tin whistles

The small amount of effort that it takes to maintain tin whistles is one of the reasons that we think they are such a great choice for those who are choosing an instrument to learn.

With very little maintaining to be done, and barely any cost associated with keeping tin whistles clean, they are the perfect choice for those looking for a low maintenance musical option.

The main reason that it is important to maintain tin whistles is that they can collect moisture from condensation of breath, which can eventually rust the inside of the whistle.

This moisture may also affect wooden fipples as they can absorb it and become distorted.

This moisture also attracts and retains dust and debris which can build up and affect the sound quality, which is something that should be avoided at all costs!

You can remove moisture from a tin whistle by using a clean swab after use, just make sure that it is soft so that you don’t cause any damage to its interior.

Occasionally, it is a good idea to deep clean your tin whistle with soap and water using a soft brush. Our Tin Whistle Cleaning Nylon Brush is perfect for this as it has tapered bristles which are ideal for cleaning a conical bore.

Once you have cleaned your tin whistle, ensure that you prop it up to dry out completely, and always store it in a dry place.

Another great way to maintain tin whistles is to keep them in a pouch when not in use. This will help to prevent them from being scratched or damaged, and will stop dust from getting into them too.

We sell high quality leather and fabric tin whistle pouches which can fit either ‘C’ or ‘D’ tin whistles with ease.

By following these tips you can keep your tin whistle in great condition for many years, without worrying about losing sound quality.