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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Great as a toy. Too stiff to be a "professional" instrument.
on February 3, 2011
As a semi-professional wind player, I'm always on the lookout for something new and unusual to add to my collection. I had really hoped to be able to play this as a musical instrument rather than an amusing sound effects maker. I would, perhaps, be inclined to give this a higher rating if the description had not mentioned "professional orchestras". After all, what can one expect from a toy?
Unfortunately, the slide moves so rigidly that it can really only be used to make children laugh and adults look at me askance. It does not provide the liberty of movement necessary for subtle pitch changes when attempting to play something potentially melodic.
My real disappointment came when I made the profoundly naive mistake of performing a Google search on the phrase "How can I lubricate my slide whistle?".
If you're not laughing now, don't run the search yourself to find out. You won't like what you find.