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View Poll Results: How many GHB PIPE chanters do you own?
0 (beginner on PC) 4 1.89%
1 25 11.79%
2 39 18.40%
3 42 19.81%
4 26 12.26%
5 17 8.02%
6 10 4.72%
7 12 5.66%
8 4 1.89%
9+ 33 15.57%
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default How many chanters do you own?

Along the lines of how many bagpipes do you own:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...d.php?t=135234

I though it might be interesting to see how many PIPE chanters people own (not counting practice chanters). Don't include NSP, SP, UP, BP, or any other kind of pipe chanter. GHB pipe chanters only. However, any pitch counts, so if you have an A440 chanter, count it. Don't count chanters you've lent out indefinitely, you be the judge there.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: How many chanters do you own?

Let's see......

Naill 1980, Naill 2007, McC2, 3 poly McCallums, Warmac, Kron, 1970's Sinclair, Shepherd MKIII, Kintail, Gibson.....old Lawrie. And I'm probably forgetting three or four...Kyo...G&C.....

These are not a luxury for me...I'm a reedmaker. I NEED chanters! haha excuses excuses.......

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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So I'm guessing you're in the 9+ category Shawn!

Surprisingly enough to anyone who knows me, I've got the same number of Kron's now as Kyo, and over the next couple days I'll have more Kron's (it'd be tied except for an indefinite loan of a poly Kyo to dad).

ABW Kyo
Laminate Kyo
ABW Kron Medalist 500+
Poly Kron 600-
McGillivray/MacLellan Gael 470
E.J. Jones A440 (Shawn if you could make a reed that works in this, you'd be a reed making genius - so far I've got E.J.'s reed to work [obviously] and MacPhee)

and in the next couple of days
Poly Kron 600+
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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Patrick, send me the chanter and I'll see what I can do.

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #5
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Hmmmm...I'm only saying four:
1950s? Hardie
1960s Hardie
1960s Sinclair
1990s Gibson poly

plus (not counted in my poll answer):
1990s Gibson poly (issued band chanter)
1920s Adamson (separately set up for the Adamson pipes)
1990s?? junk-o-rama curiosity
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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So far:

2010 Sinclair
Dunbar (unknown)
J&R Glen (unknown)
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: How many chanters do you own?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick McLaurin View Post
Along the lines of how many bagpipes do you own:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...d.php?t=135234

I though it might be interesting to see how many PIPE chanters people own (not counting practice chanters). Don't include NSP, SP, UP, BP, or any other kind of pipe chanter. GHB pipe chanters only. However, any pitch counts, so if you have an A440 chanter, count it. Don't count chanters you've lent out indefinitely, you be the judge there.
Can't count. Maybe 50, mostly 19th century (I don't play modern chanters).
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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1850s MacDougall
1900s Glen
1950s Hardie
1950s Thompson
1960s Sinclair that belonged to Tom MacAllister
1970s Sinclair
1990s Merrick
1990s Naill
2000 Kintail
2006 Somers
2007 Sinclair - currently playing
2010 McC2 - currently playing
and my ca.1800 Donald MacDonald.

Some of these get used testing reeds for customers; the Glen gets used when I have to play up in the mountains.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:39 PM   #9
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Lawrie, I think it may have been an ABW Band Chanter at one time.

Some kind of old Lawrie I got on Ebay, and never played

MacHarg A440 , plugged into Crisler Drones with custom reeds.

Nail Poly circa 1990's a nice sweet Bb +32 cents

The Gael 470 which I am currently playing, plugged into my Gibsons.

Gibson Poly, circa late 90's. Flat B 480'ish.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #10
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I have 10 or 11. Which is silly really, I only play 2-3. Four are original to a set of pipes, so I keep them as a match. Some were trades or gifts.

For those of you (not reed making) who have more than 5, why? And especially if you have more than 10, why?

I feel bad having more than 2 sets of pipes. Wouldn't it be better to just sell your extraneous chanters/pipes and let someone else play them?

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