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Old 11-17-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default David Naill Poly pipes

Hey all,

I'm looking for my first set of pipes, and don't really want to break the bank (I'm a graduate student with a family...).
I like the sound of the Naill blackwood pipes. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the poly set?

Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hey all,

I'm looking for my first set of pipes, and don't really want to break the bank (I'm a graduate student with a family...).
I like the sound of the Naill blackwood pipes. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the poly set?

Thanks!
Wasnít totally cognizant that Naill makes poly pipes...but Iíd venture there is no reason to expect they would not sound very nice.
However...a more economical alternative would be Mccallum ...also with a top. Grade sound in my own personal experience.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: David Naill Poly pipes

Iíve been really happy with my McCallum poly set. Good sound, from a very reputable manufacturer. Dunbar polys are great, too. And they have a lifetime guarantee. Iíd guess either of these would do you well for a price that would probably be less than an equivalent blackwood set. Worth a look, I think.


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Old 11-17-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Wasn’t totally cognizant that Naill makes poly pipes...but I’d venture there is no reason to expect they would not sound very nice.
However...a more economical alternative would be Mccallum ...also with a top. Grade sound in my own personal experience.
Btw...fwiw....their website states the poly bores are the same as the abw....so....
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:38 PM   #5
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Wasnít totally cognizant that Naill makes poly pipes...but Iíd venture there is no reason to expect they would not sound very nice.

However...a more economical alternative would be Mccallum ...also with a top. Grade sound in my own personal experience.


I second this, I currently have a set of McCallum poly pipes and they are fantastic for all playing conditions.


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Old 11-17-2018, 08:50 PM   #6
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Btw...fwiw....their website states the poly bores are the same as the abw....so....
Yeah I noticed that, just wondering if anyone has heard them first hand. Since some say poly don't sound the same as ABW in general.
But I guess the responses I get will depend on which camp the opiner resides with...
FWIW I received a quote from DN about a year ago saying the poly were about $650.


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Old 11-17-2018, 08:54 PM   #7
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Also, McCallum pipes are manufactured on numerically controlled machinery (NCM). Thatís what sold me...


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Old 11-18-2018, 05:43 AM   #8
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In my opinion, anything from Naill is first rate.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:27 AM   #9
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Also, McCallum pipes are manufactured on numerically controlled machinery (NCM). Thatís what sold me...


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In what way were you sold? I thought the tired old topic of CNC sounding inferior to ďhand gougedĒ had been discredited long ago.
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I have two students (brothers) who each has a set of Naill poly pipes. The tone is excellent, although perhaps a touch louder than blackwood drones. One is playing Canning tenors with a Kinnaird original bass; the other is playing a full set of Ezeedrones. Both boys have been placing and winning in grade 4 comps with these pipes.
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