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Subject: Re: Cheap pipes


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Bruce Wright
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Date Posted: 02:33:51 08/23/02 Fri
In reply to: dan Abel 's message, "Cheap pipes" on 00:38:46 02/26/02 Tue

I basically agree with what's been said, though I would try to make a distinction between "inexpensive" and "cheap". (For the latter read: cutting too many corners in order to cut costs). Dunbar does make some good inexpensive poly pipes; Peter Crisler supposedly does as well but I have no direct experience with his products so I can't comment. There may be some others. Stay away from the pipes made in various Asian countries - few of them are much good.

Sometimes you can get a good deal on a used pipe but this is not something that a beginner is going to be able to do on his or her own - you need to know what to look for to avoid costly mistakes: pipes that can never be made into playable instruments, or pipes that will require lots of work and expense to make them playable. Yet another place where having a teacher can be invaluable.

Best of luck,

--Bruc

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