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    any info about catalin mounts

  • #2
    That’s a pretty broad question…

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    • #3
      yes.......
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      -- Formerly known as CalumII

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      • #4
        They used to be white, but they turned orange. Some people like the orange look, others don’t.
        You don't have fun by winning. You win by having fun.

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        • #5
          1.They were a common form of imitation ivory for a few decades. 2. They turned orange ( I call it “Pumpkin Spice”) with time and exposure to the air. 3. They release toxic chemicals if you sand, polish, scrape or otherwise trim them, so best to leave them alone or replace them with newer, more environmentally friendly materials.
          Slainte Leibh/ Slan Leat, Bob Cameron

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          • #6
            I have a set of hardies that have catalin. I actually like the color now…for a long time I disliked it but it’s grown on me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AL83 View Post
              I have a set of hardies that have catalin. I actually like the color now…for a long time I disliked it but it’s grown on me.
              Right! Wear the age proudly! (As we should as individuals).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Calum View Post
                yes.......
                ..from a region in Spain...?

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                • #9
                  That’d be Catalan catalin
                  You don't have fun by winning. You win by having fun.

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                  • #10
                    It's funny how perspectives change over the decades.
                    I started in the 1970s, and most players had pipes with catalin mounts. More often than not ex army Hardies. Faded to yellow, the colour of a school bus.
                    The really new players had pipes with brilliant white shiny mounts....it was a sure sign you were a newbie!
                    To be avoided of course...

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                    • #11
                      Here is some information Catalin Definition - Glossary of Common Jewelry Terms - Joseph Jewelry Guide | Joseph Jewelry Bellevue Seattle Custom Jewelry

                      Catalin was common for jewellery and household products, it was in no way specific to bagpipes.

                      Catalin radio

                      Last edited by pancelticpiper; 04-16-2022, 02:35 AM.
                      proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; Son of the Revolution and Civil War; first European settlers on the Guyandotte

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