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Old 02-27-2018, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hi everybody, in doing a little searching for a new pc I came across a Frazer Warnock Special pc on Henderson`s site....it claims to be a bit shorter than other long pc but has pipe chanter finger/hole spacing. Question is ...does anyone here have any experience with this pc and what is your opinion if you do? Any info appreciated....thanks!
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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....pipe chanter finger/hole spacing.

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That is always a long pc claim to fame... when I put a standard nect to a long I can scarcely see a meaningful difference that would affect playing...imo and from actual experience.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:51 AM   #3
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That is always a long pc claim to fame... when I put a standard nect to a long I can scarcely see a meaningful difference that would affect playing...imo and from actual experience.
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That is always a long pc claim to fame... when I put a standard nect to a long I can scarcely see a meaningful difference that would affect playing...imo and from actual experience.
Agreed. Although I find you have to have to stretch just a little bit more on the long, especially for the birls.

People always seem to remark positively on the comfort of the Colin Kyo pipe chanters because of the hole spacing. Not having played on one, I've wondered about it.
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Agreed. Although I find you have to have to stretch just a little bit more on the long, especially for the birls.

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Thanks guys,but,I asked about this particular pc because the description has it sounding very similar to a Cushing pc I used to have which was more in line with a pipe chanter spacing than other long or short pcs that I`ve owned in the past...
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However, I like to rest the sole of my long Naill PC on my leg rather than a tabletop.

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Old 02-28-2018, 07:02 PM   #8
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RE: Long PCs: I've found my long PC feels more like a pipe chanter in spacing. The increments, when you compare the two types of PC side by side, don't look drastically different, but they definitely feel different to the fingers.

I also like the fact when I rest it on my knee it doesn't cut out on low G.

Good luck in your choice.
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Re 'Long'practice chanters - also think about the (slightly) more natural / closer to the pipes position that the wrists take when playing.
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