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Old 07-20-2019, 08:24 PM   #5
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Default Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

Sort of odd-looking drone ends there, I'm sure somebody will be able to identify the maker.

When I saw the thread title mentioning "Old Set" I got all excited, hoping I might find a fellow vintage SSP player. (My set is around 100 years old.)

About bellows, you don't necessarily need to replace leaking bellows. They can be sealed, or re-stitched, or you can replace the leather.

If you don't want to, or can't, fix the existing bellows I personally would look for Uilleann Pipe bellows. It's just me. I've played UPs so long that I prefer that style of bellows over the SSP and NSP bellows I've tried.

Now everyone will yell at me and tell me I don't know anything.

(Many years ago I was playing UPs, Lowland pipes, and NSPs in a band and I used the same UP bellows for all.)
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