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Old 10-13-2017, 02:45 PM   #11
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I would love to see a selection of those tweeds on some bagpipes!
I think I can visualize them looking great, however I think this jacket and tie look great

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Old 10-15-2017, 11:31 AM   #12
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When I used cords on my drones I sewed them into place rather than use the plastic zip-ties (which always seemed to have a sharp edge , un-noticed until I sliced myself open on it.....)

I have been disappointed by the declining quality of modern cords and so now - inspired by pictures of very early pipes - I omit the cords entirely and use 1 3/4" (42mm) worsted wool tape (as is used for garter-knots).

This saves a bit of weight and (at least to my eye) presents an interesting and more-attractive alternative to cords.

I make Bespoke bag-covers from tartan and other cloth. It's not 'difficult', it's just a bit labour-intensive. I'll post a 'DIY' video on my YT channel when i get a moment....
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:30 PM   #13
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"I omit the cords entirely and use 1 3/4" (42mm) worsted wool tape (as is used for garter-knots)."

I would love to see some photos! I have to admit that I'm not sure what garter knots are.

"I make Bespoke bag-covers from tartan and other cloth. It's not 'difficult', it's just a bit labour-intensive. I'll post a 'DIY' video on my YT channel when i get a moment...."

I would also love to see this!

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Old 10-22-2017, 08:09 PM   #14
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It might take a while to put the how-to video up (am absolutely buried in work at the moment).

'garter-knots' are those ribbon-y things worn with the long hose associated with highland dress.

You can see the ribbon-as-drone-cord arrangement here on Julian Goodacres' web page: http://goodbagpipes.com/index.php/my...ghland-bagpipe
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:10 PM   #15
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I would love to see a selection of those tweeds on some bagpipes!
I think I can visualize them looking great, however I think this jacket and tie look great

Mark
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:55 PM   #16
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Here's an update; I went with a Harris Tweed Cover and Black Watch style dual color cords;


I'm very pleased!

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:12 AM   #17
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And so you should be, Mark.....a fine handsome set if ever I saw...

Confess to a preference for half-mounted with silver and ivory, whether actual or alternative. In my eyes those covered in silver mounts alone are too ‘bling’, but your set looks very similar to my own Hendersons...and are lovely.

Nice cover and cords too
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:50 AM   #18
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Thanks. My other set are the plainest of plain. If they weren’t a stand of pipes nobody would notice that I had them in my hand at all. They’re great if you need stealth pipes. These are a different thing altogether. They are also noticeably heavier. Having nothing to do with the bling, they also sound better.

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