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Subject: Re: Newbie looking for bagpipe recommendation

Hank Delison
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Date Posted: 21:22:35 04/14/02 Sun
In reply to: Paul Hinson 's message, "Re: Newbie looking for bagpipe recommendation" on 20:29:51 04/13/02 Sat

Hey have you found your pipes yet? For $1500 you should be able to get just about any brand you want. As has been said many times before, the basic pipes sound the same as the more ornate ones, the price is different is all. The thing about silver verses Ivory (or plastic?) soles on the chanter is the first I've heard. Intertesting, I'll start paying attention to that now. See if I can hear it.
My only contribution to which brand to buy is .... There is no such thing as no/fault bagpipe buying, you pay your money and take your chances. Who knows what you will like 10 or 20 years from now, or what will be popular.
Anyway, post back when you get your pipes, and tell us the end of the story.

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Dave McMillin
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Date Posted: 21:54:17 07/30/02 Tue

Yes, I have ordered some pipes. I looked for a long time and went to 3 different highland games to listen to soloists. I could not really tell much difference in pipes standing in a field. The only difference I could hear seemed to be more with technique of the piper. Another student of my piping instructor ordered some Fletcher pipes and I also did after seeing and hearing them. I ordered some 1/2 silver with a zoomorphic pattern, probably more than I should have spent but since I am in my 40's I figured this will probably be my first and last pipes. I have not got them yet but I keep hearing from the person I ordered them through that they are worth the wait.

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