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Old 03-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #42
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Default Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

One dumb thing I've done once is to buy a set of pipes over ebay and assume that they were well kept and regularly played. took the pipes with me to competition, they played like a dream and the sound was to die for. Got in front of the judges, struck up, proceeded to fine tune and started playing my tune. Then, "Crack!". Blowpipe split in two, I got freaked out and played miserably Always oil your pipes properly before you use them heavily!

I've also managed to put my chanter in the blowpipe stock, thus ruining the reed by crushing it against the beck valve I have installed...
Hear, hear, the pipes are calling!
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