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    Question Whistles?

    I've used the Gonia mega whistle with my last dog, but was curious about the pealess whistles and the advantages to them. Such as the dallesasse or the green monster.
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    Biggest advantage up here .... Whistle pea + saliva + cold temperatures = pea frozen in whistle!
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    The Answer, Green Monster and Dallesasse are louder as well as pealess (and therefore freeze proof).

    The downside is that they are harder to blow---you need more air. If you are needing to stop dog as it is busting through cover or in running water, a long trill is desirable to give the dog a chance to hear the whistle. This is harder to do with the pealess whistles.

    The Dallesasse is my go-to whistle, but I will sometimes use the Mega Whistle if I don't want to disturb the neighbors or the Acme (#212?) for upland.

    I tried the Green Monster and Answer, for me the Dallesasse works better.
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    I have gotten used to the Dallesasse and figured out how to blow it softly. Sounds very similar to The Answer if blown soft. Long loud blows do take white a bit if air.
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    like playing an instrument or blowing a single reed duck call, using a Green Monster, an Answer or the Dallasasse(never tried one) takes a bit of practice, the pealess variety takes a steady stream of air thrown from deep in the diaphragm nut just from the cheeks of your mouth

    Whichever you decide to use, start using hearing protection because they are as harmful as shooting a gun without ear protection
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Snows View Post
    Biggest advantage up here .... Whistle pea + saliva + cold temperatures = pea frozen in whistle!
    Precisely, I prefer the Gonia special without the pea.
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    I have all three
    The green monster seems the loudest
    The Gonia has a more consistent sound
    Dogs have to get used to the different whistles

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    need to clean them all to keep the sound consistent

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    The big whistles are too clunky for this hunter, but our conditions are such that getting loud can be mighty important, and I've gone to Fox's Sonic Blast the past couple years. Sound is consistent whether blown softly or hard, but you'll want to be sure to cup your hands around it for a megaphone when you need to really jump on it. It's LOUD.
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    Rick, In looking at Gundogsupply, I see a Fox Classic 40 and a Fox Mini 40. Would that be similar to what you are using? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hall View Post
    The big whistles are too clunky for this hunter, but our conditions are such that getting loud can be mighty important, and I've gone to Fox's Sonic Blast the past couple years. Sound is consistent whether blown softly or hard, but you'll want to be sure to cup your hands around it for a megaphone when you need to really jump on it. It's LOUD.

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