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Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default David Lindsey Practice Chanter

I received a David Lindsey blackwood/moose practice chanter for Christmas from my grandfather. The chanter looks great, and sounds even better! Much more responsive than any other PC I've played, and sounds like a real instrument. His prices are also substantially less than other high-end PCs sold by the big names. Extremely customizable and unique, he makes chanters out of everything from the standard materials to old fence posts, and for his composite chanters he can make them in seemingly any color.

Website: http://lindseybagpipes.com/
Facebook page (updated more frequently): https://www.facebook.com/groups/lind...pipes/?fref=ts

I don't think I'll buy (or recommend) a PC from anyone else again.

I have no connection to him or his company. Simply a happy customer.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: David Lindsey Practice Chanter

A friend of mine has one of those, and it sounds great with an Abbot reed.
Congrats, man.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:26 PM   #3
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Hi everyone,

I've just posted a video review here that compliments the written review if you'd like to see some Lindsey chanters and hear one in action: http://youtu.be/LMYXnjvTS08
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting this, Josh.

I ordered one. Mine will have what David calls "Feel Right" holes: identical size and spacing as on a pipe chanter, but the same volume as a strong PC. According a review Lindsey sent me, the counter-sunk holes reveal all sorts of crossing noises, incompletely covered holes, etc. This chanter is unforgiving.

When I was learning ancient Greek - I often was under the impression that my Greek was getting good when I could read John's Greek Gospel as if it were in English. Then I would go on to another text only to discover that the previous instrument or text was just easier, I wasn't that good.

This is something similar.

The normal PC's we play often convince us our piping is better than it truly is. That's why there's sometimes a difference between how our fingers sound on a PC and how they sound on a pipe chanter.

On the other hand, played well, this actually sounds like a musical instrument and serves a greater purpose than functionality. We spend so much time and energy looking for the holy grail of pipe set ups, yet in many cases spend still more time playing PCs that don't sound or look beautiful.

David has solved this.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
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The normal PC's we play often convince us our piping is better than it truly is.
Part of the reason my instructor advocates putting material on the pipes as soon as possible.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:55 AM   #6
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The lindseybagpipes.com web site appears to be defunct and the Facebook link requires a login. Does anyone know of any other contact info?
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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...he makes chanters out of everything from the standard materials to old fence posts
Apparently fence posts are his most popularly requested material (!).
BTW, what are his current pricing like?
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:14 PM   #8
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I believe $75 for a no-frills standard length PC and $150 for a long PC with a ferrule/sole (moose, some other type of wood, etc.). Prices of course go up with rarer woods, silver, etc.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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The lindseybagpipes.com web site appears to be defunct and the Facebook link requires a login. Does anyone know of any other contact info?
I messaged him on Facebook about a case. His email is: Lindseypipes@yahoo.com.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:35 AM   #10
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If you don't already have a Facebook account, it would be worth it just to look at all the cool pictures of chanters he posts.
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