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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Want Estimated Value on a Set of Pipe

Pre-WW2 full silver is much rarer than late 20th-century full silver, less people could afford such a set in the earlier 1900's, let alone the 19th century. Depending on condition a classic and fully...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: MacGoldrick bagpipes?

Yes, they look very good. Oddly the ivory was not skimmed perfectly, the remains of the yellow stain look somewhat unnatural.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,159
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: bagpipe prices c1950

Indeed. If I remember correctly a friend paid 370 around 1980-1981 for a set of full real ivory Kintails in chalice-top style. How much would have this been in USD?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Bagpipe Identification

What features would be unique?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-28-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Cords

Yes, some curtain ropes could do the trick. I found a very nice one with beautiful tassles... but they are unfortunately way too large...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-28-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Help in identifying pipes. Maker? Wood?

These are certainly not David Glens...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 02-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Youngest bagpiper?

True.

This kid is amazing, he was probably born with a bagpipe...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

Could they hear the difference?

Before the independence of India and Pakistan Petro Bros in Sialkot and other firms made pipes fom Sheesham for the British market, offering real ivory and silver...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Were the drones of the NMS' "Waterloo Pipes" from a bellows-blown Border pipe?

Years ago I donated a fragment of an 18th-century pipe in laburnum to the EUCHMI collection, Edinburgh; this fragment retained a very old bag, possibly mid-19th century made from very soft sheepskin...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: An epiphany: blowing tone

Wow! A great experience, encouragement to any beginner at any age!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,245
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Check out these bagpipes

If the fuctional part of your pipes is brass tubing you can vary the shape in many ways. I have an idea for you: why not design a pipe with translucent tubes that can be filled with beer - or with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

I would express authenticity in percent. For me "all original" is all the 22 parts with their original mounts, including chanter, blowpipe and mouthpiece. Anything else is less than 100%.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,800
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

It is indeed possible that Charles got some basic tuition in musette de cour-playing, a very fashionable instrument in aristocratic circles in France at the time. I seriousy doubt, however, that he...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-24-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,800
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

The emperor Nero allegedly played the bagpipes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Orig or restored?

Precisely. For that reason I dislike the glossy look - but if it is only oil it won't last, fortunately. A polish of the ferrules is necessary, otherwise the oxydation process would continue. But I...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Bagpipe mouthpiece from a local museum

I mean: the colour of ivory can change substantially depending on the soil in which the item was found but the grain looks much more like bone;
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Bagpipe mouthpiece from a local museum

And why ivory? It does not look like ivory at all
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: ID on old bagpipe chanter

This late-19th-century chanter does not look like any of the prominent late-Victorian chanters that I have seen, or owned. It is rather plain by comparison, with a single scribe line to the bulb and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-03-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,259
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: I made my own pipe bag

Spectacular! You could make a matching sporran and brogues!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Questionable eBay pipes

I pity the winner. $ 426 for a used plastic chanter and firewood.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-21-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: yet another pipe ID

Wooden button mounts occur at an earlier date than that. A button-mounted cocuswood set with nickel ferrules by Alexander Glen (stamped), so pre-1873, sold on ebay years ago. I had a pre-1860...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Interesting eBay auction

May Dorig Le Voyer copied Pakistani bagpipes with Pakistani materials, or imported and upgraded them with chanters and reeds of his own making. Even the textiles are vintage Pakistani.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Interesting eBay auction

This is a Pakistani set as well. They are often sold with a stamped chanter as a "serious" brand, either innocently or deliberately. You can easily find a vintage or antique Henderson or Lawrie...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,406
Posted By Glenurquhart
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Donald MacDonald,ca. 1820-1830 and William Ross (Henry Starck), ca. 1870 (I only play pre-1900 chanters)
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-21-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Glenurquhart
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