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Old 09-30-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Chris Terry Pipes

I just ordered a set from Chris in south Africa. I'd like to hear opinions on them from other pipers who have heard or played them. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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I just ordered a set from Chris in south Africa. I'd like to hear opinions on them from other pipers who have heard or played them. Thanks.
Excellent pipes, modelled on Macdougalls (John McFadyen's set in particular, I believe). Chris is a very precise and particular guy and every set I have seen is a very good one. Well made with very good tone.

I hope you like them.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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Just googled and didn't see a website for Chris, but this site has a photo of him, along with the other band members

http://1medpipeband.co.za/members/pipers/
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #4
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Excellent pipes, modelled on Macdougalls (John McFadyen's set in particular, I believe). Chris is a very precise and particular guy and every set I have seen is a very good one. Well made with very good tone.

I hope you like them.
A set was played at the SPSL Pipers Club in July and the following day at Harpenden Highland Gathering by Angus Nixon, a pupil of Chris's. Excellent pipes indeed, but Angus told me that this particular bagpipe was modelled on a vintage set of Henderson's.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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Angus Nixon was mistaken if he said that - no Terry set is based on a Henderson, they are all based on John MacFadyen's full silver Duncan MacDougall pipe, in terms of their inner bore. Thomas Pearston bought one after hearing Chris play his prototype. I have the 6th set Chris made, it's about 34 years old.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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A set was played at the SPSL Pipers Club in July and the following day at Harpenden Highland Gathering by Angus Nixon, a pupil of Chris's. Excellent pipes indeed, but Angus told me that this particular bagpipe was modelled on a vintage set of Henderson's.
All Terry's are exact bore replicas of John MacFadyen's D MacDougall. Angus's set is no exception... Chris terry was a pupil of John MacFadyen's in the late seventies, and was lent this pipe which he measured. It was a full silver Duncan MacDougall, and MacFadyen did not use it for competing, he used a Henderson. Terry pipes are equal in manufacturing standards to nay pipe you can buy, with polished bores like mirrors. Great pipes.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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All Terry's are exact bore replicas of John MacFadyen's D MacDougall. Angus's set is no exception... Chris terry was a pupil of John MacFadyen's in the late seventies, and was lent this pipe which he measured. It was a full silver Duncan MacDougall, and MacFadyen did not use it for competing, he used a Henderson. Terry pipes are equal in manufacturing standards to nay pipe you can buy, with polished bores like mirrors. Great pipes.
Thanks for the info Nick. I am familiar with the instrument which these pipes were modelled upon & heard John MacFadyen's eldest son Cameron play it many times. Perhaps I misunderstood Angus.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info Nick. I am familiar with the instrument which these pipes were modelled upon & heard John MacFadyen's eldest son Cameron play it many times. Perhaps I misunderstood Angus.
Always happy to give info on the Terry pipes, Roddy, it's a pleasure. Chris Terry always says the prototype, which you are familiar with, was a really amazing pipe which stayed in tune almost magically! I wonder if it is being played still?
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