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    I have a custom made one that was given to me , it very good, very durable, tone is excellent compared to my plastic one above...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Dog View Post
    What about volume?
    You can hear a difference, in the pitch and volume it's much better!!!
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    It looks like the whistle can be replaced if it breaks. Is that the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crp66 View Post
    It looks like the whistle can be replaced if it breaks. Is that the case?
    Yes..the shroud is held together by a hex bolt that can be removed by an allen wrench
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    Mine came this week. I have used it twice.

    #1. It's hefty. No light weight here. The aluminum is not stamped out, light weight sheet metal. He told me it was machined out of a bar of aluminum and I believe him. Two halves screw together with a flat head allen wrench screw. I haven't had mine apart yet.

    On a long water blind where you have to have the whistle in your mouth watching the dog for a misstroke swimming along a shoreline your jaw will be atremblin'. It does for me with the Green Monster and the Dalahasee too.

    The sound is different. The Answer has a slightly higher pitch. It seems like the Crobilt whistle is lower pitched and there are two tones which hetrodyne. At least that's what I think I'm hearing. I first tried it swimbying the yearling. She heard it, responded to it no problem. I tried running a 420 yard x-wind land blind with it. I ran out of whistle at ~350 yards. The dog didn't respond to the Answer at that range and wind conditions either. She did a Dalahasee on the way back. That's the only two times I've used it so far.

    My gut feeling is that the Answer is a little louder and will reach out a little further. I think the lower pitch and the mixing of two tones might be robbing a little volume/distance from the Crobilt. Don't know for sure and I'll know more in a couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Mine came this week. I have used it twice.

    #1. It's hefty. No light weight here. The aluminum is not stamped out, light weight sheet metal. He told me it was machined out of a bar of aluminum and I believe him. Two halves screw together with a flat head allen wrench screw. I haven't had mine apart yet.

    On a long water blind where you have to have the whistle in your mouth watching the dog for a misstroke swimming along a shoreline your jaw will be atremblin'. It does for me with the Green Monster and the Dalahasee too.

    The sound is different. The Answer has a slightly higher pitch. It seems like the Crobilt whistle is lower pitched and there are two tones which hetrodyne. At least that's what I think I'm hearing. I first tried it swimbying the yearling. She heard it, responded to it no problem. I tried running a 420 yard x-wind land blind with it. I ran out of whistle at ~350 yards. The dog didn't respond to the Answer at that range and wind conditions either. She did a Dalahasee on the way back. That's the only two times I've used it so far.

    My gut feeling is that the Answer is a little louder and will reach out a little further. I think the lower pitch and the mixing of two tones might be robbing a little volume/distance from the Crobilt. Don't know for sure and I'll know more in a couple of weeks.
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    I'm getting ready for our first trial of the year and haven't been using the new whistle. I am happier with the lighter Dallahasee and Answer. I'll play more with the Crobuilt after these next two weeks. Honestly, I don't think it's as good as what I'm using now but I'll work with it more after our first two trials.
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    Ok,newb here, but doesn't anyone use a metal Acme Thunderer anymore? Thats a durable whistle very loud whistle (probably carries 1/4 mile), I've had it & used the same one for 29 years, I ride horses with the dogs loose & they've always heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penner View Post
    Ok,newb here, but doesn't anyone use a metal Acme Thunderer anymore? Thats a durable whistle very loud whistle (probably carries 1/4 mile), I've had it & used the same one for 29 years, I ride horses with the dogs loose & they've always heard it.
    Any whistle without a shroud is a ticket to early hearing loss for the handler.

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    The new sport dog Gonia special SUCKS wish i could find my old ones

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