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Old 07-05-2017, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default David Naill Pipes

Hello,

I'm new to the site, this has possible been asked multiple times, but I will ask anyway as a new comer to piping.

Does anyone have experience / use D Naill pipes? . I would be interested to here some experiences of these pipes.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:36 AM   #2
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I've played a couple of sets for going on ten years now. I think they're as good an instrument as any available on the market, and I think their standards of craftsmanship are the highest. There are plenty other good makers out there but you certainly won't go wrong with Naill.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:02 AM   #3
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I've played a couple of sets for going on ten years now. I think they're as good an instrument as any available on the market, and I think their standards of craftsmanship are the highest. There are plenty other good makers out there but you certainly won't go wrong with Naill.

Ditto. Long thought as a cut above and a bit more pricey if you are willing. A lightly Used set might be more acceptable/ less costly.
There are a few 'big name' makers to be found in Scotland who also produce very acceptable instruments at a lower cost. I got a very nice used set of Naill for a student recently and I envied them.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:44 AM   #4
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Thanks el gaiter & CalumII for getting back to me.

I know Chris Armstrong plays a set and some of SFU play them, they do come in at a hire price tag but I guess you get what you pay for.

Can I ask what reeds do you use, are eth easy to read etc.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:36 AM   #5
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I've used Ezeedrone tenors and a Kinnaird bass for most of that time, but have found them pretty accepting of most things. I have a pair of Henderson tenor reeds I use for playing in concert pitch and have no issues with them.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:27 AM   #6
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i bought a set of nail pipes. i had eze drone reeds as standard but as a beginner i found them difficult to set up to take the least amount of air without cutting out . I have since migrated to a colin kyo chanter and chris armstrong xtreme drone reeds and have not touched the drones for 8 months , very easy to fire up and i like the sound .
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:22 PM   #7
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i bought a set of nail pipes. i had eze drone reeds as standard but as a beginner i found them difficult to set up to take the least amount of air without cutting out . I have since migrated to a colin kyo chanter and chris armstrong xtreme drone reeds and have not touched the drones for 8 months , very easy to fire up and i like the sound .
Abbott, interesting. Many thanks!
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:05 PM   #8
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I use Canning with my Naill. The drone sound is very nice to my ears. Easy to lock in too. I use MacPhee with my Naill chanter.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:07 AM   #9
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Thanks for sharing, its always good to get other inputs!
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:14 AM   #10
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Great set of pipes. The only I have ever owned...so I don't have anything to compare against. I have played many different drone reeds and chanters successfully.
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