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Old 05-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default MacHarg Low D SSP chanter on eBay

Here's something interesting (to me at least), a Low D SSP chanter (octave down from "normal" D chanter) from Mike Mac Harg. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scottish-sma...3D162515267632

This isn't mine, nor do I know who the seller is, but thought someone here might find it interesting.

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Old 05-15-2017, 09:40 AM   #2
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They sound amazing: https://youtu.be/1o6NUQcD0Hc
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve,

That is an interesting chanter. Sadly, I am strapped for cash and time, and the seller only wants to sell in the US so I wont be bidding. I would love to hear a review from the successful bidder if s/he is on here.

It looks like the chanter has an uillean pipe style wind cap so some sort of adapter may be necessary to couple it to a regular SSP bag.

Baggy, I think the link you sent is for a Seth Hamon low D chanter; which does sound good.

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Old 05-16-2017, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks Steve,

That is an interesting chanter. Sadly, I am strapped for cash and time, and the seller only wants to sell in the US so I wont be bidding. I would love to hear a review from the successful bidder if s/he is on here.

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If you decide you want to bid on it, you could bid on it and have it shipped to my house. I could meet you in the Windsor/Detroit area and give it to you, and no, I won't open it.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the offer Twitchy. I will give that some thought.

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:35 AM   #6
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Or you could have it delivered to me, Klondike Waldo or Ron Schlie and pick it up at the Pipers Gathering in August...

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:21 AM   #7
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Thanks Steve, also a great offer but unfortunately, it's looking more and more like I wont be at the Piper's Gathering again this year. Hopefully I can make it some year soon.

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Thanks Steve,

That is an interesting chanter. Sadly, I am strapped for cash and time, and the seller only wants to sell in the US so I wont be bidding. I would love to hear a review from the successful bidder if s/he is on here.

It looks like the chanter has an uillean pipe style wind cap so some sort of adapter may be necessary to couple it to a regular SSP bag.

Baggy, I think the link you sent is for a Seth Hamon low D chanter; which does sound good.

Best regards,
Kevin
Yes, it most certainly is. Sorry, I should've clarified as much. I just meant that in general, the low-d chanters sound amazing.

Thanks for covering that- I wouldn't have wanted to mislead anyone!
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I've never seen or heard a low D chanter before. It sounds interesting but I get in enough trouble just switching back and forth between my A and D chanters. (My fingers can't find the holes) Our small pipe group has been working on a number of sets in D with A harmonies and several 4 & 5 instrument harmony tunes. These are a challenge to get right!
At the Gathering Ralph and I will be demonstrating our simple hardware store bass drone extensions allowing us to sound a Low D which adds a great growl to the sound
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:48 PM   #10
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Think how a low D chanter would sound with those low D drones......

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