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Old 02-26-2019, 02:02 AM   #11
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They don't do what we do, and to compare it is unfair and meaningless, despite the shared family tree making us think we can.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:31 AM   #12
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Suit yourself. I hear one decent piper recorded up close and a mess behind him. And no marching, much less highly choreographed marching while being recorded.

I think “we” enjoy using Pakistani, Indian, Jordanian and other “colonial” bands as examples of “bad” piping and pipe making. And I wonder why. There are plenty of bad examples closer to home...


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Old 02-26-2019, 10:24 AM   #13
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.... and the maker of the pipes is?????
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:32 AM   #14
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.... and the maker of the pipes is?????
Still undecided?....anyone see the wood color inside,etc?...one of the photos seemed to have a brown streak along an edge of a tuning pin

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Old 02-26-2019, 10:54 AM   #15
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Greetings to All,

Hmmm.... Different cultures... Different styles...

Some different tunes... and different styles of
the marching... and the playing...

I would hazard it difficult to... properly... compare.

As I find that... and very much... I also like the Breton
style(s) of piping... with their different pitch... and tunes...

I also find... that the Assam vid shows great dedication
... and practice... and talent...

And so... being neither in... nor of... that culture... I do
not feel properly placed... to assign any comparative
value... 'twixt them... and any else... including us... :)

I thought highly of their effort... their talent... and their
dedication... and I enjoyed their vid.

To use what I think is an originally American expression:
"Different folks. Different strokes."

I would also invoke CalumII's view... in his Post # 11.

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Old 02-26-2019, 01:06 PM   #16
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Here are the shapes I notice, but I will preface this with I don't have any inklings into what maker yet:
-Skinny looking tuning chambers relative to the rest of the top
-Wide drone top bells, and deep ones at that (kind of square external dimensions)
-Short mounts that are wide and skinny
-Combing and beading that looks well done but many combs per combed section (more than most makers I would say)




Is the mount material ivory or just a little dirty?
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:22 PM   #17
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They don't do what we do, and to compare it is unfair and meaningless, despite the shared family tree making us think we can.


Right.


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Old 02-26-2019, 09:15 PM   #18
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Thanks for the replies. It might stay a mystery. Jack, thanks for your question and thoughts. The mount material is not ivory, just dirty plastic which I'm gradually cleaning. It seems they've been repaired at least twice, a good job once (end caps on all three drones have been replaced) and a pretty poor job once (gluing the mounts). They were bought, second hand, in New Zealand in 1991. I don't think they're anything spectacular but I'm doubtful that they're Pakistani pipes. They play and sound quite good and if they were cheap and nasty I wouldn't have thought someone would go to the trouble of repairing them a number of times. I've experienced three sets of MIME pipes in the past and wasn't even able to get them to play properly. I thought the beadless ferrules might have helped me. Found the same type on a David Glen sets but I don't think these are anywhere near that good or that old.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:55 PM   #19
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Thanks for the replies. It might stay a mystery. Jack, thanks for your question and thoughts. The mount material is not ivory, just dirty plastic which I'm gradually cleaning. It seems they've been repaired at least twice, a good job once (end caps on all three drones have been replaced) and a pretty poor job once (gluing the mounts). They were bought, second hand, in New Zealand in 1991. I don't think they're anything spectacular but I'm doubtful that they're Pakistani pipes. They play and sound quite good and if they were cheap and nasty I wouldn't have thought someone would go to the trouble of repairing them a number of times. I've experienced three sets of MIME pipes in the past and wasn't even able to get them to play properly. I thought the beadless ferrules might have helped me. Found the same type on a David Glen sets but I don't think these are anywhere near that good or that old.
These are certainly not David Glens...
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:39 PM   #20
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These are certainly not David Glens...
This is just a guess but could they have been pipes that were sold as Lawries at some point but that had actually been farmed out to another maker? Or perhaps made in the Far East as forgeries?
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