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Old 02-23-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Help in identifying pipes. Maker? Wood?

Would anyone be able to help in identifying these pipes? The lady who owns them bought them second hand in 1991. She thought they were Lawries. They have been mended in the past. The nickel ferrules don't look like Lawries so maybe they are replacements? I have found no maker's stamp as yet in the usual places. Would be good to know what wood they are made from also.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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Please post some photos.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:54 AM   #3
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:23 AM   #4
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I only see two photos...not enough to be conclusive. But a most notable point I see is the combing is in the Sinclair style....8 ridges / 9 valleys. More common is 1 less by other makers.

If the drone caps are solid plastic or whatever ( no wood showing) ..and if the cord grooves are radiused inside...then you know these are Sinclair pipes.

Ps...just went back and looked again...apparently only the blowstick has the 8/9 combing config...the other parts have even 1 more....unknown to me...?.

PPS.... the more I look I’m starting to wonder if these are MIME pipes....the combing is not too precise...and the wood a little dodgy looking when enlarged.

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Old 02-25-2019, 10:37 AM   #5
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They don't immediately suggest Lawrie to me.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:00 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for your thoughts and replies. Thanks for the suggestion of possibly Sinclair. That's given me a new angle to explore. I didn't think they were Lawries but that was the first name the lady told me. They play very nicely and I really like the wood chanter. I've seen Pakistan pipes before and these seem much better than those. I'm guessing they were probably made in the 70's or 80's, since she bought them, second hand, in 1991. What are MIME pipes?

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Thanks for the replies. What are MIME pipes?
Made In Middle East... term used generally in the Piping world to describe non “Scotland” made pipes i.e. not of traditional woods or overall high playable or manufacturing qualities.
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Made In Middle East... term used generally in the Piping world to describe non “Scotland” made pipes i.e. not of traditional woods or overall high playable or manufacturing qualities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4C9bAKGL40&t=361s

Asian bands don't seem to have any problem playing them. Wink-wink - LOL!
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:05 PM   #9
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Frankly, they sound no worse that early 20th century Scottish bands.

https://soundcloud.com/cademyipinges...l-to-gibralter



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Old 02-25-2019, 09:24 PM   #10
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Frankly, they sound no worse that early 20th century Scottish bands.

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Not even close. The Scots chanters are all in tune. The playing is structured.
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