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Old 08-20-2014, 02:10 PM   #11
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Default Re: David Lindsey Practice Chanter

Beautiful work and some really pretty woods. *sighs* I guess I'll stick with my Dunbar poly. I'd be afraid to take one of those Lindsey's anywhere for fear of losing it, having it stolen and/or doing something stupid and breaking it. I'll have to admire them from afar.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:32 AM   #12
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Beautiful work and some really pretty woods. *sighs* I guess I'll stick with my Dunbar poly. I'd be afraid to take one of those Lindsey's anywhere for fear of losing it, having it stolen and/or doing something stupid and breaking it. I'll have to admire them from afar.
I've been pleasantly surprised at how well they've stood up to being dropped and banged around a bit.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:53 AM   #13
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I got myself one (and a half ) and took possession of it about a week ago. It is really a well made PC. Mine has pretty much a "traditional" look: All ABW, steel ferrule with a moose antler ring just above and a moose antler sole. In one word, it is "robust". It has a nice weight and balance in your hand...very solid.
Tone wise I had to work a bit on the Boyd reed, but nothing that an elastic band couldn't fix.

I ordered one top and two bottom pieces, one standard and the other a feel right. I am impressed with both, although the feel right take a little more effort to play well, and I think it might actually help me on the finger work.

All and all it is a very good PC .
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:14 PM   #14
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I have just ordered the "feel right" - as a newbie, my fingering suffered terribly when transferring to the pipes and hopefully this will keep me on track more!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #15
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I've got a silvertone birch with a damascus steel ferrule in the works. I'm excited I see progress and get the final result!
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:32 PM   #16
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Because he custom makes these I would assume he doesn't have them stacked up waiting for customers. Anyone know what his turn-around time is on an order? Thanks!

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Old 10-11-2014, 04:26 AM   #17
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You'd have to email him to see how long his current wait list is but to ballpark it, mine took a month and my wife's was 6 weeks. I think a lot depends on if he has the wood and mount material in stock that you want.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:03 PM   #18
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For me it was exactly one month from the initial email interest to it being shipped here in OZ... David contacted me many times asking for options - what a pleasure to deal with him.

Now I just have to learn how to use the "feel right" better, but obviously a reflection on my pipe chanter skills as Grade 1 pipers who tried it had no problems!!
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:42 AM   #19
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The "feel right" chanter is great. I live just up the road from Lindsey and he let me try out the first prototype. Even as a grade 2 soloist, it made shortcomings in my playing very apparent. I got mine in August and practiced with it daily for the few weeks before Edinboro and Ligonier. At both games the judges commented my playing was cleaner than at games earlier this year.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:30 PM   #20
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Also, if you aren't used to a wider, louder reed it will taking some getting used to. This isn't a bad thing, though, as the sound quality and volume is way better than I imagined.
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