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Old 05-22-2020, 09:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever cut their pipe bag chanter sleeve shorter and tied in their chanter stock on a hybrid bag so that their chanter sits higher out in front of them?
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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Why not just tie in the stock higher? Nothing says it had to be tied in at the very end of the neck.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:19 PM   #3
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Why not just tie in the stock higher? Nothing says it had to be tied in at the very end of the neck.
Ok Iíll do that I just know the sleeve will start to cover the top of the chanter but I guess it doesnít matter as long as it doesnít cover the holes ha ha
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:28 AM   #4
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Has anyone ever cut their pipe bag chanter sleeve shorter and tied in their chanter stock on a hybrid bag so that their chanter sits higher out in front of them?
How tall are you? What size bag?

Are you perchance errantly pushing the bag ( chanter) down too low in front of you ..instead of holding it Ďlevelí or even help upwards a bit?
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:18 AM   #5
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Has anyone ever cut their pipe bag chanter sleeve shorter and tied in their chanter stock on a hybrid bag so that their chanter sits higher out in front of them?
I have not. Depending on the make of bag, this sounds like it could make the chanter stick out more horizontally and thus would require more effort for you to hold it vertically.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:30 AM   #6
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How tall are you? What size bag?

Are you perchance errantly pushing the bag ( chanter) down too low in front of you ..instead of holding it Ďlevelí or even help upwards a bit?
Iím 5í9Ē I have a wmc hybrid that is like an extended small Iím just trying to find if there is a more comfortable position for my chanter. Not that it isnít comfortable now but Iím trying to find the best position. I will keep trying new things
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Iím 5í9Ē I have a wmc hybrid that is like an extended small Iím just trying to find if there is a more comfortable position for my chanter. Not that it isnít comfortable now but Iím trying to find the best position. I will keep trying new things
The WMC is a great bag,albeit for me at 6' with ca 34" sleeve length I found the chanter to be scrunched 'too close' owing to the blowstick stock collar being pushed forward an inch or so vs the traditional bannatyne bag positioning.
If your bottom hand is at ~ belt buckle height or a touch higher as you may like,...regrets I'm at a loss to grasp the issue you're having.
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:24 PM   #8
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...so that their chanter sits higher out in front of them?
Like this??



or more like this?

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Old 05-26-2020, 07:14 PM   #9
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Like this??



or more like this?

I’d say ‘ more like this’...but not quite so much as that RHRBW piper. Arguably most folks bottom hand is ~at the waist/belt line. A non exaggerated pose.

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Old 05-27-2020, 04:42 AM   #10
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Default Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

Actually, yes. I have done it and Yes, I actually get what you are saying.

For me to attain the correct chanter height on a Bannatyne Medium bag, I had to place the chanter stock a little farther up in the bag.
In doing so, the material of the bag came out lower on the stock, almost covering it up.

For all those wondering, no - it doesn't require ** shoving** the chanter stock so far up that it now reaches the bend and the chanter sticks out more.
That is not what is being discussed. It's only a tweak. If you don't get it or can't visualize it, that is fine. I know everyone has a lot of time on their hands - but it's really not a debate-able process.

Fyrfytr - if you would like to PM me that is fine. Otherwise, the only bit of advice: make absolutely sure, measure twice, and cut the excess carefully.

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