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Old 03-31-2017, 04:03 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has heard of Burmese Blackwood being use for GHBP. Is it comparable to African Black wood? What are, if any, the differences?
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see: http://www.wood-database.com/burmese-blackwood/

It is used for turning and for musical instruments- but the only instruments mentioned are percussion: marimba, xylophone, etc.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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Fisher Bagpipes lists Burmese Blackwood on their site:

http://www.fisherbagpipes.com/bagpip...land-bagpipes/

Several years ago I had him make me a single stock out of it (poly-lined for my blowpipe). Nice looking stuff and I have only praise for how it worked out.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:17 PM   #4
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Fisher Bagpipes lists Burmese Blackwood on their site:

http://www.fisherbagpipes.com/bagpip...land-bagpipes/

Several years ago I had him make me a single stock out of it (poly-lined for my blowpipe). Nice looking stuff and I have only praise for how it worked out.
Here is a smallpipe made from Burmese blackwood:

http://www.exoticwoodsusa.com/images...smallpipes.jpg
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:37 AM   #5
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The biggest reason to use ABW for GHB is the very high natural oil content, this protects it from the outdoor conditions we usually play in. The density of the wood is also very good of course, but just because a wood is high in density and thus tonally suitable does not necessarily make it the best option for GHB if you expect them to last. I have no idea about Burmese Blackwood but it looks to be naturally oily and dense so seems like a pretty good bet.

And just to add, smallpipes are a completely different kettle of fish altogether, many reasons why, e.g. they are often pitched a lot lower than GHB and are played mostly indoors, so many medium density woods are still excellent for those.

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Old 04-21-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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It's used for other wind instruments, with proper oiling and a maintenance schedule it may work out for a mouthblown pipe. After the new CITES restrictions on rosewoods we need to find alternatives.

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Sooner or later, CITES is going to catch up on all sorts of tone wood. Why don't we use carrots!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXsEOIRAU4
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Why don't we use carrots!
Shhhh!...be wery wery gwiett.....I don't want to scare the wabbits.....
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:59 PM   #9
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Linsey Pollak. He's an accomplished musician and instrument maker. His rubber glove bagpipe is .... awesome!
https://youtu.be/3hBqgp9JGOo

And in this video (starting at 59s) he plays some sort of pipe. No idea what it is.
https://youtu.be/cz1--v-2ZvI

A couple of years ago I had our Cub Scout Den make carrot PCs with Foonki membrane reeds. Lots of fun :-)

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