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Old 07-31-2019, 09:56 AM   #50
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Default Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Originally Posted by BGP View Post
What do you mean only "allowed" to make 4?

At the time when Pierre measured the MacDonald pipes in the NMS the NMS restricted the number of reproductions to four sets. However, ex-curator Hugh Cheape cannot remember any such restriction, but Pierre insists that he was not allowed to make more though he still makes reproductions of the chanter. This being said his second MacDonald reproduction (the subject of this thread) has the same tonal properties and is similar in style. I have a record of Patrick Molard and Pierre Blanchet striking in and playing both sets of drones. They are tonally virtually undistinguishable.
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