Our new fife is now available, machined in black plastic. These new fifes take the old proven design of the Pro to a new level of playability, with the easy care and durability of a polymer. Our intent: to ensure more consistent voicing and to blend the sweetness of the ProMellow version with the presence of the ProPlus (in plastic, there will be one model with a 15/32” bore). As always, the response is balanced, transitions are smooth and stable, and the tone is quite resonant. There’s good “chiff” for that classic pennywhistle sound. Construction is a little different: The joint slides on a replaceable o-ring inside the head for easy tuning. Beautifully laser engraved on a slimmer head. All plastic parts (fifes and separates) are interchangeable in matching material:black polycarbonate or acetal, both FDA approved and hypoallergenic. Sorry, but these won’t fit the laminated or blackwood pieces. Just as before, the curved windway reduces clogging,while the tapered bore in the body gives accurate octaves and tuning on A=440. Same ergonomic hole spacing. O-rings on the outside of the tenon serve as tuning spacers.
|Our New Professional Model Plastic Fife|