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Old 10-03-2017, 10:24 AM   #31
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No, I did not purchase the add ons - it was an expensive purchase as it is. I don't think I'll ever use the bluetooth.
I was thinking the same thing. Glad to know how much use you're from the non-add on version.

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:45 AM   #32
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I am a bit surprised by posts talking about a-pipes price:

Everybody seems to agree that $333 is an expensive price.

By an other hand, a technopipes that costs $402 is considered as cheap ?!?!? while offering very lower services.

And what about its looking ? a single plastic tube with two stubs ... not so sexy ...
Cheap looking, isn't it ?
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:50 AM   #33
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I am a bit surprised by posts talking about a-pipes price:

Everybody seems to agree that $333 is an expensive price.

By an other hand, a technopipes that costs $402 is considered as cheap ?!?!? while offering very lower services.

And what about its looking ? a single plastic tube with two stubs ... not so sexy ...
Cheap looking, isn't it ?
Agreed. I wouldn't say it's an expensive price for the product ... that's not what I was saying, anyway.

But expensive purchase, sure. I'm not a pauper, but I'm not rolling in riches either. Therefore, I have to think about value and necessity regarding items that will run me hundreds of dollars and up.

I hope I wasn't communicating that the item is over priced. If so, that wasn't my intention, so please don't infer that.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:32 AM   #34
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I am a bit surprised by posts talking about a-pipes price:

Everybody seems to agree that $333 is an expensive price.

By an other hand, a technopipes that costs $402 is considered as cheap ?!?!? while offering very lower services.

And what about its looking ? a single plastic tube with two stubs ... not so sexy ...
Cheap looking, isn't it ?
I don't recall anyone saying technopipes are cheap, monetarily speaking. They are pricey; A-pipes have them beat there.

The add-ons were questioned. If there is not a perceived value in accessories because the person won't use them, they are more expensive than what one is willing to pay. I do think it is a good idea to have them as options to keep the price competitive for those of us that don't have a need.

With respect to the appearance - it is not as important to me as utility. I will never perform with this instrument; it is to replace my practice chanter to allow me to practice more because it is silent. A straight tube with optical sensors made out of a robust material that is a travel friendly size would be ideal.

Fagerstrom was helpful and responsive when my fist technopipe didn't work properly when new. And yes, it was a painful purchase, but it has helped immeasurably. I look forward to many more hours with A-pipes, as I think they are a superior instrument.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:51 AM   #35
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Just looking for an update with the A Pipes.

How do they play compared to the Feagerstrom? Any issues observed? If you had to choose one, which one?
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:20 PM   #36
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Just looking for an update with the A Pipes.

How do they play compared to the Feagerstrom? Any issues observed? If you had to choose one, which one?
If travelling a lot with them, Fagerstrom has the advantage, as it is smaller.

For overall playability, A-pipes hands down! You even get the advantage of playing holes rather than screw heads.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:43 PM   #37
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Curious to hear if anyone has tried the Blair digital chanter yet?
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:23 AM   #38
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With it being noted that there've been improvements in the plastic version of the Apipes, I'm going to pull the trigger and order one. I can't really justify purchasing a wood version of an electronic instrument (that's nearly double the cost).

I'll post a review of the plastic Apipes when I receive them.

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Old 12-14-2017, 01:32 AM   #39
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Curious to hear if anyone has tried the Blair digital chanter yet?
Mine arrived yesterday.. It's outstanding!!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:55 AM   #40
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Might be worth looking at this: http://blairtuners.com/product-categ...gital-chanter/
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