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Old 03-25-2019, 12:52 PM   #7
piper Q
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Default Re: Too Large Pipes?

To piggy back on what Mr. Lenz wrote, consider your physical size and ability when either ordering your pipes or replacing the bag. Very few people will need an extended size bag. Myself, at 6'2" with a 34" sleeve have done much better with a Ross medium bag than a large bag.

The player's comfort and way the bag is cradled or supported really makes a difference, more so than the amount of air the reservoir holds. If you have opportunity as suggested earlier to hold and go through the motions with several sizes of bag prior to ordering or replacing, it may save you some aches and mistakes in getting comfortable with the instrument.

It more of the complete package, the reach of the drones, length of the blow pipe, position of the chanter and girth of the bag under your arm which help to determine how comfortable you become.
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