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Old 01-26-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Carbony Smallpipes

I was wondering if anyone had had a chance to play these at length, and if so, what their opinion was of them.

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Carbony Smallpipes

I played a set at a games in NC a few years ago. They are a bit more buzzy some other smallpipes I've played and heard, but they do sound quite nice. I think whether they are right for you depends on what you want. A nice bellows blown blackwood set could be had for a similar price, or a mouth blown poly set for much less. If you're going for indestructible or just something that's different, I'd say go for it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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If you're going for indestructible (...)
That's a large part of it. I'm looking for something I can play with other instruments (so small pipes), and which should be as close as possible to immune to weather or other adverse conditions (because, well, among other things, camping).
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:51 AM   #4
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I played the original prototype and a revised version. Not at length, but for at least a few tunes. They sound nice. They are heavy. I like the built in drone switches. I have a couple of his whistles and I really like them.

They would be impervious to weather and temperature.

I take me poly Soutar SSP camping and I've been really happy. Last year at Grandfather Mountain it was so wet it was like playing while taking a shower and I had no problems with them, so probably any poly set would do what you need. It was so wet at times that people who played other instruments (fiddle, guitar, and so forth) left them in their cases.

I've talked with Rob a lot about his products. One really neat advantage they have is that carbon fiber doesn't change when it heats up, so if you tune it up and then get on stage in hot lights it won't go out of tune. The whistles don't really change pitch as you play them either -- most whistles will be flat when you first start and then come up to pitch.
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