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Rick Pratt 02-15-2019 09:06 AM

Gibson pipes
i haven't picked up the pipes for a while owing to a hand condition.

I just retrieved them from the case and fired them up after 5 months. They started immediately, all in tune and with no issues.

They are 10 year old Gibson pipes.

i am amazed at how steady and reliable these pipes have been and are.

About as close to grab and go as it gets.



TwitchyFingers 02-15-2019 10:07 AM

Re: Gibson pipes
Yup. My set is from 2005 and I love them.

Pip01 02-17-2019 10:02 AM

Re: Gibson pipes

A damned good shop... and damned fine work!! :)

I've not owned any... but have played several... :)

And... more than well worth... anyone's coin... :)

Pppiper 02-17-2019 11:14 AM

Re: Gibson pipes
Agreed. Great make. I've owned four sets in my life, so far, and these are one. They were only curbed (for now) when I came across an old set of Hendersons, which is currently my primary set.

But I think I played those Gibsons happily for a good 10 years at least. Nice sound. And the plastic chanter that came with them, I'm shocked at how well it does with piob. high G.

By the by .. if the pipes have been out-of-use for a long time, be careful not to overplay them. They should be slowly played back in over the course of several weeks, starting with sessions no longer than 10-15 mins. Gradually and slowly increase playing time. Failure to do so could lead to cracks due to stress on the wood.


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