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Redbeard 10-10-2018 12:18 PM

Smallpipes with separate, over-the-shoulder drones
 
I'm looking for a set of mouthblown SSP with three separate drones, like the GHB have.
I'm considering McCallum Folk Pipes and Gibson Firesides. I'd prefer poly.
Does anyone know of another maker that makes this configuration of SSP?
Thanks!


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KBAGG 10-10-2018 01:21 PM

Re: Smallpipes with separate, over-the-shoulder drones
 
See if this is what you are searching for.
Pipers' Choice concert pipes.
https://www.scottshighland.com/product/pc-concert-pipe/

Redbeard 10-10-2018 02:21 PM

Re: Smallpipes with separate, over-the-shoulder drones
 
YES! Thank you for posting that link. I somehow overlooked that one in all of my research!
That't the configuration I'm after.
I can't seem to find a review, or any videos to hear the sound of the Piper's Choice Concert Pipe.
I'm leaning toward McCallum folk pipes in poly. The poly is because I plan to use them in harsher weather conditions and don't want to worry about the wood.

Anyone know of another option of over the shoulder smallpipes, or have experience with any of these three?

pancelticpiper 10-12-2018 04:11 PM

Re: Smallpipes with separate, over-the-shoulder drones
 
That's my favourite configuration too: mouthblown with drones in separate stocks.

All the major Highland pipemakers (Henderson, Glen, etc) used to make them, in the 19th century price-lists they were called "miniature Highland pipes or chamber pipes".

Here's a related discussion

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...d.php?t=151889

I went the vintage route. I play a c1900 set of cocus & ivory pipes which sound great. I bought them off Ebay a few years ago for $200. (That was the starting bid and nobody else bid on them.) You could maybe look around, you might find a set. Another one sold recently on Ebay.

I got John Walsh to make a blackwood chanter in A=440 for the set.

https://i.imgur.com/IV2df65.jpg

(Still has the original horn mouthpiece.)

https://i.imgur.com/Oy5u65h.jpg

Redbeard 10-12-2018 08:56 PM

Re: Smallpipes with separate, over-the-shoulder drones
 
Wow, those are beautiful smallpipes. I would love a set like that. Great idea to go vintage!


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