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Old 03-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
Scot Kortegaard
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How would you characterize the sound of Kron drones? I've played the chanter, but never heard the drones. In general terms would be just fine. I know they're quality pipes, and from all accounts very good.

Would they have a big bass dominant sound like Henderson? Sinclair-ish? Naill with those bright tenors? I know a lot depends on the reeds, and the setup.

No real reason for the question, just curious

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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I'm trying to come up with the words to describe it. The sweetest bagpipe I've ever heard. Lovely sparkly tone, not overbearing. I've got a recording done by a friend in a studio here:
http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?p=444

This is in reference to Kron's original, non-Heritage design.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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The original Kron bore drones were a Glen bore. So a wee bit tenor dominant and a nice mild bass, very sweet as Patrick said.

The Heritage model is an exact Henderson bore copy. Very big bold and wonderful. (I play this pipe)

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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The pipes Kron is making now are somewhat of a cross between the Glen and the Henderson bore. Per his website:

http://www.cekron.com/bagpipes.htm

My pipe major plays the Heritage (Henderson) bore. The bass sound is so deep and sublime. It's one of the steadiest pipes I've ever heard. Although Kron no longer makes this model, Dave Atherton still offers this bore from what I understand.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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I play Kron's with the Glen boreing and what I could say is what Patrick and Shawn have already stated.
To me it's like that credit card commercial " Kron's ...I wouldn't leave home without them".

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #6
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I'm trying to come up with the words to describe it. The sweetest bagpipe I've ever heard. Lovely sparkly tone, not overbearing. I've got a recording done by a friend in a studio here:
http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?p=444

This is in reference to Kron's original, non-Heritage design.
On an unrelated subject what is the tune being played on the soutar set?

http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordp.../soutartig.mp3
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:51 PM   #7
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On an unrelated subject what is the tune being played on the soutar set?

http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordp.../soutartig.mp3
I just saw this, sorry!

The tune is Tones of Westlawn.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:36 AM   #8
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Scot, my Kron Heritage set lives in Revelstoke with my daughter. If you are going to pass through, pm me. I'm sure she'd let you have a go.
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Scot, my Kron Heritage set lives in Revelstoke with my daughter. If you are going to pass through, pm me. I'm sure she'd let you have a go.
Sorry to confuse, this thread is from 2012. I was just filling in a gap in information for anyone using the search feature.
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