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Old 10-09-2020, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default McCallum Folk Pipes (blackwood drones) - Review & Play Test

I recently picked up a set of a set of McCallum Folk Pipes with blackwood drones, mounted in mopane/alloy. Haven't seen much discussion of them, so thought folks might find this interesting/useful. Great wee set of smallpipes and I'm loving the GHB-style drone position.

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Old 10-28-2020, 06:30 PM   #2
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Hey Matt! I saw your YouTube then found you here LOL. I'm looking at the Folk Pipes, but at least online, the Smallpipes sound better to me. I'm not sure if they are $400 better though. Are you happy with the Folk Pipes?
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Which smallpipes do you speak? There are many! In any case, I am very happy with the Folk pipes by McCallum. That said, I do still play my twist-trap practice pipes too. They are quieter and more demanding of steady pressure (in a good way, we all be be steadier blowers).
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Which smallpipes do you speak? There are many! In any case, I am very happy with the Folk pipes by McCallum. That said, I do still play my twist-trap practice pipes too. They are quieter and more demanding of steady pressure (in a good way, we all be be steadier blowers).
I am looking at the McCallum Folk pipes exactly like you reviewed. Thanks for the feedback.
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I am looking at the McCallum Folk pipes exactly like you reviewed. Thanks for the feedback.
I have the same pipes and the difference in sound between these and some of the small pipes is these have 2 tenor drones and 1 base and a lot of small pipes have 1 tenor (Key A), 1 baritone (Key E), and 1 base (Key A)
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I have the same pipes and the difference in sound between these and some of the small pipes is these have 2 tenor drones and 1 base and a lot of small pipes have 1 tenor (Key A), 1 baritone (Key E), and 1 base (Key A)
Thanks for feedback!
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