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Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-26-2018, 04:41 PM
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Posted By usmcpiper
FS: Horsehair Military Sporran - $250 OBO

Purchased from J. Higgins in the late 90's, and unused for the last decade (carefully stored), this is a rare 3 Tassel, genuine Horsehair Military sporran. Excellent condition, includes chain strap....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-26-2018, 04:37 PM
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Views: 114
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: Lee & Sons Sheepskin Bag - $225 OBO

Two year old Lee & Sons, Tie-In, Zippered, Sheepskin Bag for sale. Size: Medium. Bag is about 2 years old, with less than 30 hours of playing time. Previously tied-in, so holes already cut. Lots...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-26-2018, 04:33 PM
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Views: 86
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: MacLellan ABW Bagpipe Chanter - $225 OBO

Exceptional solo ABW MacLellan Bagpipe Chanter for sale. No carving, rarely used, excess to my needs. Looking for $225 OBO. Shipping to Continental United States (CONUS) only due to Blackwood...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-25-2016, 04:16 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: Douglas MacPherson ABW GHB, 2012 - $2,000 OBO

$2,000 (US) OBO.

Reluctant, but necessary sale.

On offer is a 2012 set of Douglas MacPherson Bagpipes, African Blackwood, Half-Mounted with Hand-Engraved Anodized Brass (Engraving by David...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-08-2015, 06:33 PM
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Views: 156
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: L&M Scotian Bag, Small - $100

Barely used (too small for me) and includes bottles of conditioner, seasoning, and tie-in cord.

Please email for information: justin.stodghill@gmail.com.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-08-2015, 06:30 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: MacLellan "Gael" ABW Chanter - $250

Uncarved, barely played gorgeous chanter with no sole. Incredible solo chanter with lovely piobaireachd high G.

Pictures available upon request.

Please email for information: ...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-08-2015, 06:25 PM
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Views: 356
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: Shepherd SS6 GHB, 1996 - $1,500

For sale is a wonderful set of 1996 Shepherd SS/6 "Quarter Silver" pipes. Full-mounted imitation ivory with hand-engraved (Thistle), Hallmarked sterling silver slides and mouthpiece tube. Comes with...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-09-2015, 05:36 PM
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Views: 142
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: MacLellan ABW Pipe Chanter, 2013 - $250

For sale is a MacLellan ABW, Lower Pitched (Gael) Bagpipe chanter, no sole, in excellent condition.

If interested, please contact me at justin.stodghill@gmail.com.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-09-2015, 05:33 PM
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Views: 135
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: Shepherd ABW Chanter, 1996 -$200

I have for sale a 1996 ABW Shepherd Bagpipe chanter, no sole, in excellent condition.

If interested, please contact me at justin.stodghill@gmail.com.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-06-2013, 11:54 AM
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Views: 374
Posted By usmcpiper
FS: MacLellan Marine Corps Limited Edition GHB - $5,000 OBO

VERY reluctantly, I am forced to sell my MacLellan Limited Edition Marine Corps Bagpipes. This set is the First one made by Roddy and is in pristine condition.

Pictures can be seen here:...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,526
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Did the Mayflower have any pipers aboard?

Speaking as a modern-day Puritan/Covenanter, this is an issue with which I have a great deal of experience. Even today, Puritans/Separatists, Covenanters, and Free Church Presbyterians do not use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: modern timber analogues?

I cannot speak to mopane, but I can definitely tell you that cocobolo is a tremendous wood. Comparing two identically turned/bored sets of MacLellan drones--one in ABW and one in Cocobolo--the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,532
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Scots Guards Book III

"SS" in this context refers to "Standard Settings" [hence "SSI, II, and III"]. Conversely, one could just as correctly annotate "SGI, II, II" in reference to "Scots Guards I, II, and III". It has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Regarding the Naill Chanter

I have personally been impressed with every iteration of the Naill chanter (ABW only...not that the polys aren't just as good, I've just never tried one). My personal solo chanter--for me the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,189
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: appropriate wearing of pith helmets

No American Legion or VFW pipers that I know of...especially considering that only a few American servicemembers ever even wear a pith helmet while on active duty--and that only in specific billets! ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-06-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,189
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: appropriate wearing of pith helmets

In addition to the historical context, pith helmets are still worn on rifle/pistol ranges by shooting officials (block officials and coaches). What's that got to do with piping? IMHO, if more pipe...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Trying to lower band pitch

Roddy MacLellan actually makes the chanter, called the "Gael," to Jim's specifications. It pitches very nicely between 468 and 472. Another idea (and one that my band is experimenting with) is...
Forum: In Memoriam 05-30-2012, 10:12 AM
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Views: 790
Posted By usmcpiper
Ewen MacLellan

Our love and support goes out to Pipemaker Roddy MacLellan and his family as they mourn the loss of Roddy's father, Ewen. Ewen was a school teacher for more than 40 years in Scotland. He was also a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Tenor drone repair - contact ?

Roddy is in North Carolina now. Here is his current contact information:
1903 Skyway Dr.
Monroe, NC 28110
His e-mail is: maclellanbagpipes@charlotte.twcbc.com.
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,019
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Sick of Hearing the Same Medley Two Years in a Row?

I agree. The quality of piping/drumming far exceeds any "annoyance" potentially caused by "recycling" medleys. From my standpoint, I have no problem with the top bands "going green"! :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Flapper Valve Issue

Ditto...Plus, you get the added benefit of great moisture control. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Bagpipe brands - resale value?

Hi, Jaguilar:

If I understand correctly, you have your heart set on MacLellan pipes to purchase in the next 12-18 months, but are looking for suggestions for purchasing a blackwood set to use in...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,153
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: How many reeds have you ruined?

If there is anything that I've mastered over the past 30 years of piping, it's reed destruction! In fact, I've grown to think of non-reed-destroyers as a rather odd lot. Take for instance a fellow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Ebony stocks?

Hi, Pip:

I know that a lot of the older makers made pipes with whatever wood was on hand. At the time you're talking about, cocuswood was the "cheap stuff." [Boy, would I love a time machine....]...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,372
Posted By usmcpiper
Re: Circular Breathing For The PC

C'mon, Shawn! I've been justifying my permanent face with that excuse for years! :blush: Don't burst my bubble here... :poke:
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