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EyeC 12-06-2018 12:06 PM

Check out these bagpipes
 
They'd certainly be durable

https://www.ebay.com/itm/green-marbl...7m0p:rk:1:pf:0

el gaitero 12-06-2018 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by EyeC (Post 1333287)

If they were ever stolen I can see the police blotter headline...
”Piper looses marbles”....

Bob Harper 12-06-2018 01:32 PM

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Pricey at $ 4,000 unless the quality matches the novelty.
Looking at them, my first question is how much do they weigh?
If that bulk translates in to mass, definitely not parade pipes.

will103 12-06-2018 01:35 PM

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Heck that is one unique set of pipes. Checked out his website too - fantastic. Cheers, will

pancelticpiper 12-06-2018 04:21 PM

Re: Check out these bagpipes
 
He also made a set where the drone tops look like pint glasses of Guinness complete with the "head". I want.

Jim Fogelman 12-07-2018 12:15 PM

Re: Check out these bagpipes
 
My understanding is the bores are made of brass tubing and everything is foam of some sort.

pipe fetish 12-08-2018 01:42 PM

Re: Check out these bagpipes
 
These are my pipes and I'm not looking to sell them here. IF anybody does buy them, I imagine it'll be some guy who isn't a piper but would love to have a one-of-a-kind fully functional Great Highland bagpipe to hang on his wall next to his collection of titanium claymores, or something.

It took me many years to develop these and I made ten of them, each one different from the next. I didn't make them to sell. I made them as examples of what funky looking bagpipes could look like. I always wanted somebody to order a custom set of their own design but that never happened.

Meanwhile, these last set of pipes just sit in a guitar case under my bed, which is a shame because they really are beautiful. If nobody buys them I'll probably donate them to a museum.

They're made of brass tubing and the sound, I'm told, is right there. I covered the brass with high-density foam which I then shaped and covered in fiberglass. I smoothed that up and painted with a linear polyurethane two part yacht paint (Awl-Grip). After I did a faux marble finish I clear coated it with a high solids clear two part clear finish.

Again, not trying to sell them here, but I'm happy to talk about them 'cause they're cool and not everybody appreciates them. I spent thousands of hours making composite art pipes and only sold one. The rest I gave away.

It was still fun though.

Aaron Shaw 12-08-2018 05:33 PM

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I have the blue Tinker Pipes set and they're a lot of fun. I have them set up in A440 and often use them when we play with rock bands in a mash up at the end of the day. The percussion pipes were tricky to keep a good grip on and that only got worse when Keith Jones started banging on them-he's not at all a gentle fellow!

pipe fetish 12-09-2018 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Aaron Shaw (Post 1333346)
I have the blue Tinker Pipes set and they're a lot of fun. I have them set up in A440 and often use them when we play with rock bands in a mash up at the end of the day. The percussion pipes were tricky to keep a good grip on and that only got worse when Keith Jones started banging on them-he's not at all a gentle fellow!

I was lucky somebody in the audience caught you guys on video.

I remember showing them to you right before you went on for your next set. You played with it for a couple minutes and then brought them up on stage and showed them to Keith. Then, completely unrehearsed, tried them out in front of your fans. Only the Wicked Tinkers!

pipe fetish 12-09-2018 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by pipe fetish (Post 1333350)
I was lucky somebody in the audience caught you guys on video.

I remember showing them to you right before you went on for your next set. You played with it for a couple minutes and then brought them up on stage and showed them to Keith. Then, completely unrehearsed, tried them out in front of your fans. Only the Wicked Tinkers!

I used to go the the PNW Games every year with a different set of pipes or two. I'd hang out in the beer garden and most pipers would avoid eye contact. But Aaron would always laugh when he saw me coming and he would pick up and try anything I had. He saw the fun in what I was doing and helped make sure I was on track with the sound. Here's the video of him and Keith test-driving the percussion pipes (second one down)-

http://backonmymeds.com/bagpipes.html

It's my favorite video ever.


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