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My friend that built Ghironde (i don't know the english translation but here you are a link to a image of this IMAGE LINK (http://www.anticaquercia.com/articoli/immagini/1117.jpg) ) has found a design with all measure for built an G scottish smallpipe.
Someone have experience or have ever hear or see this kind of smallpipe ?
I'm make pipe, and for now i built the drones without problem but i have difficult with chanter, it work not in tune. I make without problem D, Bb and A smallpipe chanter.
I follow all measure, also for reed but nothing.
Someone have notice about the chanter, measure or other trips, of G smallpipe ?
09-19-2002, 09:36 AM
Sorry I can't help you with your SSP in the pitch of "G" but the instrument in your image link looks like a "Hurdy Gurdy" or "Wheel Fiddle".
09-19-2002, 09:56 AM
Nice Hurdy-gurdy in the picture. :)
As for the smallpipe chanter in "G", where did you get the plans?
For some help, you might ask Julian Goodacre, who makes Border pipes in "G"
Or Jon Swayne,though he doesn't have a website.His phone No. is 0044 1458 850911
Also, a company in Holland make GHB(?) chanters in "G" in plastic, with plastic reeds. I think they are called Hattink.
Just checked them out at:
They have a range from F to C above, with most of the semi-tones in between, (it has a lower hole on the back of the chanter). You could track one done and copy it. I have one, it works fine.
I hope this is of some use to you.
hi and thanks for you informations.
I found the plans of G smallpipe in the closed of my friend that make Hurdy Gurdy (crazy name), that had inherited from other pipe maker...so i don't know the excactly provenience. I have a copy, but original seems very old.
I will contact pipe maker that you advise me to ask information. I thinks that the probleme are find just wood, blackwood sound well but following all measure chanter are not in tune. I see that with same measure maple tree (for test are more cheaper) sound a bit in tune. On plans not speak of what kinf of wood...and i don't know where plans arrive from.
Anyway, thanks a lot.