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Old 08-14-2019, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default A piper's eye

We pipers see the world differently.

Proof of that, if proof were needed, was what caught my eye while leaving the Doctor's office yesterday, a concrete trash can



"Hold on" I said to myself and took a second look

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Old 08-14-2019, 04:50 AM   #2
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It does look like a bagpipe part, doesn't it? Love it!
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:17 AM   #3
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Recommendations for drone reeds? ;)
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
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Recommendations for drone reeds? ;)
Redwood …
or at least a 5 400 year-old oak.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:51 PM   #5
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Is that a Sinclair?
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:09 PM   #6
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Unacceptable turning skills!!! Proportions are way off. Name the maker publicly! 😂
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:42 PM   #7
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Proper Parrot's beak cut.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:28 PM   #8
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Proper Parrot's beak cut.
Not only that but it has the classic bead on top of square-shouldered band, a common GHB motif (usually seen at the top of chanters, but also on many drones).
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:29 AM   #9
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Redwood
or at least a 5 400 year-old oak.
I imagine the tone wouldn't be too vibrant, though. Probably could feel it in the soles of your feet.


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Old 08-23-2019, 11:09 AM   #10
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How about piper's ear.
I hear something...music in a bar, grocery store, background noise on the TV, or a general high-ish pitched whine that's somewhere between 460 and 480 and my head whips around.

Sometimes, it will indeed be pipes. Some news story or something and there's a pipes playing. Or Mull of Kintyre (I hear that one at the grocery store sometimes), or something like Fields of Gold....the Schting tune, not the piobareachd.
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