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Old 11-29-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default New Regulator!

Historically some of the pastoral pipes had one or two regulators, so I thought Iíd like to add one and see if it would expand my playing experience. Because the pipes are made of blackwood, I didnít want to send them back to Geert Lejeune in Brugge, and Iím pretty sure he doesnít make regulators.

Brad Angus lives close and I had heard good things about his pipes, so I thought I would give him a try.

I was pretty nervous, and wonder if Brad could match not only the blackwood, but also the horn, and blend it to the existing style in looks and sound.

Brad exceeded my expectations ~ he was able to match the blackwood and the horn looks fabulous! I feel the quality is first rate, and Iím a goldsmith, so I should know. Not only did he deliver, he did it in the time he said.

The sound of the regulator is not overpowering, and it is in balance with the rest of pipes. It will wonít respond the same as on an uilleann pipe because of the length of the chanter gets in the way, but it adds a nice touch. Now comes the hard part of learning to use the regulator musically.



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Thank you Brad!
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Regulator!

Brad is great at that sort of thing. Would like to see it, but the links don't work for me.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:48 AM   #3
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Would love to see it too. Too many hoops to jump through to view it on that site though. Does sound like an interesting idea.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #4
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Try these links ~
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:32 PM   #5
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That link works for me. Beautiful outcome. Looks like it came that way. When can we expect a sound file?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:51 AM   #6
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As the stock was not made for a regulator to be added, Brad did the only thing he could to mount the regulator outside of the stock. If you can access the regulator easily, this is a good solution.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:25 PM   #7
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As the stock was not made for a regulator to be added, Brad did the only thing he could to mount the regulator outside of the stock. If you can access the regulator easily, this is a good solution.

For what I had in mind, the placement is fine, and there was no room in the stock. I can hit a note on the regulator and add the tone to what Iím playing. Brad is able to play it much like one would play the regulator on an uilleann pipe, but Iím not even close to doing anything like that. I do feel that the length of the chanter probably hinders the access to actually playing to the same level as an uilleann pipe, but adding a note here and there for a nice accent is just what I had in mind, and he was able to make it work keeping the original feel of the pipes. He did a great job for me.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:40 AM   #8
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Gorgeous set of pipes. Lucky man :-)
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