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  • Kron Heritage by Atherton

    any opinions on the Heritage pipes made by Atherton at Krons' shop?

    RP

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    Great pipes. I have the last set he made at Kron and they are a work of art. Nice big bass sound and they are very steady.

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    • #3
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      I have a half silver set from march 2006, at which time I believe Atherton was still with Kron. Excellent craftsmanship. Wonderful sound. I found them a bit heavy for all the standing around the band has to do, and lent them to my daughter.

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        Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

        I had a set of half silvers engraved by the late Malcolm Dowie. Acorn and Oak pattern. They were fantastic in every way. 100% made by Dave (he told me). Steady as a rock, big Henderson-esque sound, completely reliable.

        I had searched dozens and dozens of sets of pipes looking for THAT sound before I was happy. I settled on these which replaced a very fine set of full ivory ebony Naills from 1985 which I had played for 6 years. I played the Kron set for another 6 or 7 years until I found my dream set: 1905 ebony Lawries.

        Great great pipes. You can't go wrong.
        Get in the circle!

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        • #5
          Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

          Be careful, though. Some earlier versions of Kron's (and Atherton's) standard, Glen bore based pipes are being sold occasionally as Heritage models (Henderson based). The earlier version has four combs on the tenor lower sections, and the Heritage has five. So if you're looking for a Heritage model with the Henderson sound, you might be disappointed with the Glen based model.

          -Burt

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          • #6
            Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

            My Kron Heritage set had the 5 combs... Not a lot of pipes out that have that. Ralph Drew

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            • #7
              Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

              Sorry, not combs, but beads. Just keeping terminology straight.

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              • #8
                Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

                Originally posted by bstodg View Post
                Be careful, though. Some earlier versions of Kron's (and Atherton's) standard, Glen bore based pipes are being sold occasionally as Heritage models (Henderson based). The earlier version has four combs on the tenor lower sections, and the Heritage has five. So if you're looking for a Heritage model with the Henderson sound, you might be disappointed with the Glen based model.

                -Burt
                I've looked around the archive site at cekron.com and see some evidence for this, but some evidence against it.

                Kron Standard with 5 beads on the tenor bottoms:
                http://www.cekron.com/archive/pinkivory.htm

                The top picture on the heritage site has a tenor bottom with 6 beads (but the very next picture down on the page, on the left side has 5 beads):
                http://www.cekron.com/archive/heritage.htm
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                • #9
                  Re: Kron Heritage by Atherton

                  thanks Gents...I appreciate the assist.

                  Regards
                  Adios

                  RP

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