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Old 09-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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We have a young lady in our band (student but progressing very well) that wants some pink color when she orders pipes. Anyone see something like this and where? I e-mailed McCallum to see what they have to offer. Dave Atherton has pink ivory but of course it comes with a price. I thought I have heard of imitation coral on pipes but.... Anyway if someone has some ideas please share, thank you.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:31 AM   #3
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Douglas MacPherson makes a bagpipe with purple heart wood. Don't see why he couldn't make projecting mounts from it.

Troy Jesse's pipe has actually been for sale on this website.

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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This sounds like one of the colors from Kintails brochure.

The place that makes Bowling Balls has colored rod, in all the right sizes. All the same imaginable color schemes that you have seen on bowling balls, is available in rod. I dont have the URL handy, but google can find it. As I recall, it costs less than Delrin rod, and half as much (or more) than Imitation Ivory.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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scroll down a bit to the projecting mounts for the coral color!

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #6
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Depending on how young -- another alternative would be to get plain nickle ferrules and ring caps and paint them with pink lacquer (nail polish). In a few years she might realize that she doesn't really want pink and have the paint easily removed. Or she might decide that she still really likes the pink and have some made with some pink material (easily removing the lacquer on the first pipes and selling them).

Another option would be pink hemp (embroidery floss).
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:02 PM   #7
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Pink ivory or alternative/imitation pink coral. The imitation coral is made by GPS Agencies and can be bought in the US from Masecraft Supply (owner of GPS) http://www.masecraftsupply.com/

GPS/Masecraft is the one of the top suppliers of museum quality imitation ivory, so they are very well known.

My suggestion would be to contact Masecraft and ask for samples of alt coral, then contact your preferred maker and ask them to use the alt coral you like best instead of standard alt ivory. Give the maker the contact info for Masecraft and the product number for the alt coral you want.

Also, ask for the alt coral pieces to be threaded and glued with something like hide glue so it could be replaced later (IMO Bob's on the right track - she's probably going to hate pink mounts pretty fast).


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