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Old 02-15-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default buying 1st set of pipes

I've been learning to play the pipes for about 8 months now. I'm looking to buy my own set of pipes but I'm not sure what brand to go with. Any suggestions?
Has anyone had any experience with Kilberry bagpipes?
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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Hi Kathy,

Welcome to the forum! There are many good brands of pipes on the market. You probably can't go wrong with any of them, such as;

McCallum
Kron
Morton
Gibson
Naill

These are just a few of the popular makes. I personally don't have any experience with Kilberry pipes, but I'm sure they would be fine. I play Fletcher pipes and really like them. I would suggest checking out the various sponsors on this forum and reading up on the information available on pipes. Do you have a teacher? He/she should be able to give you advice on how to select a set of pipes. Good luck!

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Old 02-16-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
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Dunbar makes a very nice pipe, too.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:26 PM   #4
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I have seen several people recommend strongly against Kilberry, and one of them was my Pipe Major. I'm sure they have their satisfied customers, but I ordered a PC from them once, and I would not choose to deal with them again.

P.S. Check the archives; I'm sure that thread on Kilberry is still around somewhere.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:20 PM   #5
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Kathy,

After reading Jeanne's comments, I did a search of the forum topics and found this one concerning Kilberry pipes. FYI, at the top of the page, there is a 'search' function you can use to research topics. You can find a lot of answers there.

http://www.bobdunsire.com/CGI-BIN/ul...=004210#000000

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Old 02-17-2006, 12:19 AM   #6
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!!! McCallum Bagpipes !!!
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:19 AM   #7
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Default Re: buying 1st set of pipes

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Originally posted by kathy hart:
I'm looking to buy my own set of pipes but I'm not sure what brand to go with.
What brand does your Teacher say you should get?
He would probably be a good place to start asking.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:33 AM   #8
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Kathy,

My first set of pipes were Kilberrys and I didn't personally like them. I traded them in and with some extra cash got a set of Gibson R-100D that I love and shortly after had the chance to purchase a set of 1970's Graingers. I have both sets still and don't miss the Kilberrys at all.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:22 PM   #9
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See McCallum in the other 1st pipes post. I highly recommend them!!!
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:38 PM   #10
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Dunbar makes a very nice pipe, too.
I second the Dunbars.
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