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Old 03-22-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
brigadoon007
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Default Too Large Pipes?

Hello!

For those of you who own too large of a pipe set up, I recently learned some tricks in order to make them more compact and thus, easier and more fun to play.

I began playing the pipes as an 11 year old kid, and they were always too awkward and large. I never had consistent blowing because the reach for my arms was too far and every so often throughout the set I'd have to shake and adjust my bag up against my shoulder because it would slide down.
Then I met a bagpipe maker and he was able to cut down my mouthpiece in order to bring the bag closer. Additionally, we ziptied the drones close together with the rope so they weren't in such a wide-spread fashion over the shoulders.

It has made an amazing difference and made bagpiping a lot more fun!

Hope this helps some of the smaller sized players out there.

Cheers
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