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Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay auction

Here is another interesting set of bagpipes on eBay. I have almost no capability of distinguishing between bagpipe makers, but those big bells make me think Grainger?
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Gillanders on eBay?

Have you received this set yet? How are you enjoying it?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: eBay 3/4 Set

While I have all your eyes here, what is the problem with this purportedly WW1-era Lawrie set? Aren't those supposed to be amazing? And yet, I have seen this set for a few weeks now...
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By NDLaw2009
eBay 3/4 Set

I was perusing the 'Bay today, and I came across this set of Henderson 3/4 pipes:
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-12-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

Thanks for checking with your friend! It is good to know the story behind this chanter and its maker. I have found it a very pleasant sounding chanter to learn on as I slowly move into goose/full...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

This also seems to support that conclusion, possibly:

"Jim Kerr served as Pipe-Major of Worcester Kiltie until 1983 when he retired. He subsequently became a well regarded band and solo judge...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

That may make sense. These pipes (and the chanter) were acquired from Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

Just to close the loop on these:

I ended up getting them and Lynne over at House of Bagpipes fixed them up beautifully. My teacher says they sound terrific, which is good to know since I cannot...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay auction

THESE look more like the Dorig bagpipes on the bagpipe ID website:
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay auction

Wow! It really is a mine field out there for the unintiated/unwary... I wonder if the seller/someone aged the bag cover to enhance the appearance of age.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay auction

Here is another interesting auction (as I had not read much on this maker before). Auction is in France. The maker was a Breton named "Dorig La Voyer":
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay auction

Here is, at least to my untrained eye, another interesting set:

http://r.ebay.com/r6Vzvk

Whenever I see a Stuart tartan and a white plastic blow pipe, I instantly think "Pakistani pipe." But...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

Thanks, all. They didn't sell at the estate sale where they were being sold. Given the lack of a bag and the probable need for some work, the seller agreed to sell them to me for $400. I'll need...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-23-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay Auction

Here is the link to the auction I meant to post:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/163111743869?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l10137
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-23-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay Auction

Oh, wait - my apologies. It looks like the auction I meant to post had ended and it is redirecting to that set of pipes with the record.

If you go to eBay and search for recently completed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-23-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Interesting eBay Auction

Ah! See, I thought they looked like rosewood, but the box and the older plaid made me wonder. This is why, as you all say, you buy the pipes not the story (or, in this case, the associated...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By NDLaw2009
Interesting eBay auction

What do you guys make of this set of pipes on eBay? To my (untrained) eye, the wood seems awfully light for African Blackwood, no? The pictures don't have the best focus but it seems like the sole...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

Holy large pictures, Batman! I am sorry for that, I am not sure how to format them down to be normal!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By NDLaw2009
Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

Hi all,

I have an opportunity to acquire a vintage (exact age unknown) set of RG Hardie pipes and a practice chanter of some kind. The pipes are just drones and stock. I am interested in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-11-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

No hallmarks, but that may because it appears to be silver plate. The ivory is real though, according to Lynne.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-11-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

By way of update:

I have started my group lessons with Lynne -- Man, can I make that practice chanter make some horrendous sounds. I think I actually overheard my wife apologize to my cats on my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-19-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

Just got back from meeting with Lynne Miller at House of Bagpipes -- what a great guy!

He confirmed it is real ivory and silver plated brass on the pipes. I am also going to have him restore the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-19-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

Interesting, thanks for the link!

I am fairly certain, based on what I read there, that the small pipes have synthetic ivory -- they have a "marbled" look to them -- not the lines that real ivory...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-19-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

Here are two pictures. Sorry if these are huge, I couldn't figure out how to scale them down...


http://i.imgur.com/iBhd8Gd.jpg

http://imgur.com/zlAfx14
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-19-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By NDLaw2009
Re: Inherited Bagpipes

So the smaller set is labeled "R. G. Hardie" and then "Glasgow" on the chanter. That is the only mark I can find. The metal is not engraved and almost seems to be corroding in places (a green...
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