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Old 02-15-2019, 10:06 AM   #1
Rick Pratt
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i haven't picked up the pipes for a while owing to a hand condition.

I just retrieved them from the case and fired them up after 5 months. They started immediately, all in tune and with no issues.

They are 10 year old Gibson pipes.

i am amazed at how steady and reliable these pipes have been and are.

About as close to grab and go as it gets.


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Old 02-15-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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Yup. My set is from 2005 and I love them.
Before you start fixing problems with your reeds, check to see if the bag or stocks are leaking.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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A damned good shop... and damned fine work!! :)

I've not owned any... but have played several... :)

And... more than well worth... anyone's coin... :)

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With what a brave carouse...
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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Agreed. Great make. I've owned four sets in my life, so far, and these are one. They were only curbed (for now) when I came across an old set of Hendersons, which is currently my primary set.

But I think I played those Gibsons happily for a good 10 years at least. Nice sound. And the plastic chanter that came with them, I'm shocked at how well it does with piob. high G.

By the by .. if the pipes have been out-of-use for a long time, be careful not to overplay them. They should be slowly played back in over the course of several weeks, starting with sessions no longer than 10-15 mins. Gradually and slowly increase playing time. Failure to do so could lead to cracks due to stress on the wood.

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