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Old 12-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #31
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Default Re: McCallum Folk Pipes!?

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But why do highland pipers spit in their drones to begin with???

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Old 01-31-2015, 09:33 AM   #32
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Default Re: McCallum Folk Pipes!?

I have a set of Folk pipes. They are similar to the Gibson Firesides, nice build quality and not a bad sound.

They're perfect for playing unplugged with piano, guitar, fiddle, etc. Good volume although these aren't the pipes for you if you want the 'crack' sound that a GHB chanter produces. That would be a 7/8 set (or 3/4 as they're now known).

Although the Folk pipes come with a cane chanter reed, it sounds more like a practice chanter. All in all, not a bad instrument - quite expensive though.

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Old 02-02-2015, 03:24 PM   #33
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Yes, I'm now waiting for a set to arrive. They turned out to be really expensive, though.

I have a set of bellows-blown Ross smallpipes, but I want something that doesn't need strapping on and off when playing gigs.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:39 AM   #34
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Yes, I'm now waiting for a set to arrive. They turned out to be really expensive, though.

I have a set of bellows-blown Ross smallpipes, but I want something that doesn't need strapping on and off when playing gigs.
That's a shame that you are waiting on delivery as I have a set for sale

Feel free to contact me via PM if you may be able to cancel your current order and are interested.

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Old 11-30-2019, 03:15 PM   #35
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I just got a set in poly second hand, After some tweaking, I really like them. For a mouth blown set they are more stable than most of the small pipes I've played. The Two tenors and No baritone works fine for Me. Fun to play and easy to tune!
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:32 PM   #36
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The Scottish Shortpipes will be more buttery. The North American Half-longs will have an apple pie filling.
Either tho often with mixed hints of road tar and a somewhat gravely finish on the ear.
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