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Old 04-01-2019, 06:16 AM   #41
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Goodness,


i searched the web for videos of top Paki pipe bands and none of them sounded even good....many not even decent...some simply terrible. Several of them were top unit bands according to the titles.



Now if this is the best they can do in the country of origin, what chance

have we of getting a good'un?


here is a link to one of the many I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0NGSx7QYM


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b408y5KxX0&t=76s

You didn't search wide enough. This is a video of a Pakistani army pipe band in competition being judged by both Scottish military instructors and Pakistani army judges. They sound a lot better than many US lower grade bands.

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Old 04-01-2019, 09:08 AM   #42
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b408y5KxX0&t=76s

You didn't search wide enough. This is a video of a Pakistani army pipe band in competition being judged by both Scottish military instructors and Pakistani army judges. They sound a lot better than many US lower grade bands.

Cheers -

Wes
That is a good sounding clip. I wish the video was higher resolution so we could see the pipes they're playing on. I suspect, at the very least, the drones are blackwood and not sheesham and they're playing with quality chanters.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:45 AM   #43
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That is a good sounding clip. I wish the video was higher resolution so we could see the pipes they're playing on. I suspect, at the very least, the drones are blackwood and not sheesham and they're playing with quality chanters.
I have never heard a pipe band playing south Asian bagpipes ever sound like that. I have never heard even half-trained solo players of Pakistani bagpipes sound like that. I am almost certain that the Pakistani band in the link received a budget for Scottish-made pipes. Much like the Jordanian Legion military pipe band in transjordanian Palestine. Which I have heard live. Cracked and taped up, but Scottish-made. I cannot be 100% certain, but, I have heard many attempts to tune bands of Pakistani pipes. Also heard quite a few with Scottish chanters and Pakistani drones. Better, but no in-tune humming wall of drone sound.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #44
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For those of you curious about how part 2 of the Pakistani Amazon bagpipe setup challenge went, here you go... https://youtu.be/ZVMLoKwHfH8

Spoiler alert: not well!!
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