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Old 07-12-2017, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Bagpipes Galore delrin pipes

Pipe band worthy or just a set to practice on?I'm referring to the set with the full ferrules,It's either that set for me or mccallum or soutar,undecided still.Cheers.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bagpipes Galore delrin pipes.

I'm not positive, but I've bought some other things from them and it's all been great, so if the pipes aren't an exception, you should be in good shape...
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:23 PM   #3
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There are a few previous threads on the topic, and opinions appear mixed.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
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Mixed opinions on the forum? Why, that's unheard of.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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I would recommend the McCallum, hands down. One would want to consider re-selling them at some point, and a larger name means a larger target market, generally.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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I would recommend the McCallum, hands down. One would want to consider re-selling them at some point, and a larger name means a larger target market, generally.
I got a set of McC's earlier this year in prep for the holy month ....was I glad ...at 32F and lower.....and just as pleased now at 90F .... these are very very nice acetal pipes....and very comfortable to play with the size large new Canmore hybrid bag.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: Bagpipes Galore delrin pipes



Tom,

If I may suggest... and this is in no manner any
diminution of any other make or maker... however...
before you make the leap... you might have a go
at the Delrin pipes made by Dunbar Ltd.

I know several pipers who have sets... and one
that was bought third hand... and all are greatly
pleased with them... and all that I have ever seen
and heard... both look good!!... and sound grand!!

Just a thought....

Regards... and Good Luck!!

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Old 07-15-2017, 02:26 PM   #8
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Pretty much a "no" on the bagpipes galore set eh?lol,I might consider dunbar or mccallum......soutar perhaps?
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:40 PM   #9
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Pretty much a "no" on the bagpipes galore set eh?lol,I might consider dunbar or mccallum......soutar perhaps?
You can't go wrong with Dunbar or McCallum. I have a plastic set of McCallum drones, and they are my goto if I worry about damage/weather at a performance.

As for Dunbar, they did extensive work on my antique Hendersons, and I'm astounded by the result. I can't believe they're the same set. Consequently, I'll always recommend them very highly.

Can't comment on Soutar.

Good luck, let us know how you make out!

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:34 AM   #10
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I've heard poly McCallum and Dunbar sets, own blackwood McCallum and poly Dunbars, and all configurations play and sound excellent.

I am not a chemist or engineer, but as I understand it the material used Dunbar poly pipes is the same as that of most poly chanters, and is slightly harder than the material used on McCallum poly pipes (their chanters are of the harder poly). Both have top notch finish and durability but Dunbar poly pipes have a life time warranty, whereas McCallum poly pipes have a 10 year warranty. Either set is likely bulletproof.

I just played my poly Dunbars with a friend who has blackwood Dunbars and it was cool to hear that both pipes sounded beautiful, solo, and in unison.

More on plastic bagpipes here (with slightly incorrect materials terminology) and plastic vs. wood pipes here (with more correct terminology)
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