The Quiet Whistle

Discover The New Shush PRO Quiet Whistle

Gentle, breathy sound

Enhanced timbre and playability

Innovative sound-absorption technology

Free worldwide delivery

At last, a quieter tin whistle! Through years of innovation and experimentation, Shush Instruments have developed a range of beautiful soft-sounding high D whistles.

The Shush Classic Quiet High D Whistle comes in polished nickel or polished brass, with the Shush PRO coming in black satin. The specially designed ‘Sh’ blade and secret acoustic compound provide dampening to deliver a smooth, gentle tone.

Stephanie Burton

“If you’re looking for a really quiet whistle, these are the quietest on the market… you really can’t get a sweeter, softer sound from a whistle out there without these enhanced features.”

Sean Cunningham

“Wow! It’s quiet… The lower octave sounds so delicate, but not like I’m gonna lose it – it sounds controlled, and it sounds solid, but very, very quiet… I like the tone of the PRO in particular. It feels very stable, very responsive.”

Acoustic compound

The result of extensive research, Shush whistles contain an acoustic compound that combines a selection of materials with desirable acoustic characteristics.  The special compound not only dampens the sound, but enhances it.

Blade geometry

The new geometry of the ‘Sh’-marked blade refines and improves upon the qualities of the previous generation. The sound from the Shush blade isn’t just quiet – it has a unique, and somewhat addictive sonic quality. No other whistle has the Shush’s rounded blade geometry.

Polished body

Delicately engraved with the Shush logo, both the polished brass and nickel Shush offer a brilliant shine. The Shush PRO has an elegant, finish in black satin. Each whistle comes with a protective, black telescopic case to keep it safe.

Rigorous Acoustic Testing

The Shush Whistle has undergone extensive testing to ensure it is the quietest whistle on the market.

The charts below show the volume difference between the Shush Classic whistle and a Generation brass high D whistle. The figure shows the highest dB point.

A continuous tone was played on the whistles in order to establish a good average level metre reading.

Shush Bottom D
~61.8 dB

Standard Bottom D
~66.9 dB

Shush Top D
~82.9 dB

Standard Top D
~91.0 dB

As the charts show, the Shush is significantly quieter – even bearing in mind the fact that decibels are measured logarithmically.

However, it is important to note that a simple decibel measurement does not capture the full extent of quietness that the Shush has achieved. A closer look at the chart shows the overtones that make other whistles sound shrill, where the Shush sounds soft. The overtones on a Shush whistle are of a lower amplitude, and less ‘spiky.’

These tests were conducted using an ECM8000 Test Microphone, ISO-Tech SLM-52N Sound level meter, Focusrite iTrack solo Interface, Decibel X Software, and an iPad Pro.

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What Folks Are Saying About Shush Whistles

You can read all our reviews on the about us page.

Shush PRO

Five stars. I think it’s just excellent. It’s got a very nice tone, and it’s significantly quieter than most conventional whistles. Almost music to my wife’s ears. Almost.
– Howard L.

Shush Classic

By far the best D whistle I own, it has a wonderful sound and is super expressive! As well as being quiet enough that my wife doesn’t yell at me when I practice!
– Michael A.

Shush Classic

If I had any doubts about how a tin whistle could possibly be quiet, they have all been resolved. How wonderful to be able to practice those high notes without rupturing my neighbours’ eardrums! It’s such a relief, and now I can practise so much more. It’s a wonderful whistle, with beautiful sound and sweet tones. Just lovely in every way, I couldn’t recommend it more!
– Vera S.

Shush PRO

Bought this for quieter practice but this is now my favorite whistle.
– Oliver R.

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The Ultimate Practice Whistle

The innovative new generation Shush whistles benefit from several improvements to their design. Based on the Feádog High D, the new Shush whistles have a specially designed ‘Sh’ blade, and a secret acoustic compound that further dampens the sound.

Not only are these whistles the quietest whistle on the market, making them perfect for practice – they offer a distinctive, beautiful soft tone rarely found at this price.

Lauded on the Chiff and Fipple forum, the Shush Whistle is featured on ‘best tin whistle’ lists by Big Whistle and

“It gives you an added confidence that you can play and practice and not necessarily have everybody hear every single mistake you make… It’s super easy to hit the high notes and to hit them cleanly… there’s no shrieky, horrible sounding high notes, which is fantastic for beginner whistlers”

Stephanie Burton, CutiePie

“If [tin whistle] is an instrument that you’re serious about, and you want to spend time practicing, there’s a decent possibility that the shrillness and the noise could be holding you back, and preventing you from practicing… This is an extremely good solution to that problem”

Sean Cunningham, whistletutor