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Old 07-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum ring on Chanter?

I'm looking to buy a project set of pipes. A co-worker's dad who has since passed away played years ago. They've been looking to unload them for a while. The price is fair, but they're sight unseen, as they would need to be shipped here from out of state. His mom is not very technologically savvy, so no pics available.

I asked if there were any defining features, and most things sound ok. The one thing that sounds odd is an aluminum sole on the bottom of the chanter. Is that a defining part of a known maker, or are they Pakistani?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:32 AM   #2
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Hmm, well, just because they say it's aluminium...


It might be an idea to agree that sale is conditional on inspection, and that you'll pay for shipping both ways if you decide to return them.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:22 AM   #3
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She must know someone with a phone that can send a photo to your phone.
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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Here's a picture of a naill chanter with a silver band. Maybe this is meant with ring? https://www.tartantown.com/products/...th-silver-band

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Old 07-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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EyeC,

Is there a possibility... that it is not aluminum?

Possibly "German Silver"... or some such?

As suggested above... have them shipped...
and on that conditional basis... and have
them properly inspected.and assessed.

Either way it may be... more than worth
the risk... :)

Wishing you Good Fortune with it!! :)

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Old 07-25-2019, 05:36 PM   #6
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Thanks, all. I may do a conditional buy, as suggested. Unfortunately, I am doubtful theyre Naills, but you never know.

From the description I got, it sounds similar to this set I found online:

https://sgws3productimages.azureedge...983622TCok.JPG
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:51 PM   #7
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Eek, those are most likely Pakistani.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:07 AM   #8
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Thanks, all. I may do a conditional buy, as suggested. Unfortunately, I am doubtful theyre Naills, but you never know.

From the description I got, it sounds similar to this set I found online:

https://sgws3productimages.azureedge...983622TCok.JPG
The pipes pictured in the link are ....very very likely....made in the ‘bagpipe making capital of the world’ Sialkot, Pakistan.
Two tells are the saffron orange hemping..and the conical chalice of the chanter. + Not (m)any UK makers use blazing white mount material...anymore.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:32 AM   #9
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Eek, those are most likely Pakistani.




Oh! Yes! And, indeed!!

But ... ain't these "knock offs"... at least
beginning... to "look"... a lot better?

But... still and all... it ain't the "looks" that
do it.

And... as always... "Caveat Emptor!"


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Old 07-26-2019, 09:57 AM   #10
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Thank you very much, all. I appreciate your feedback
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