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Date Posted: 09:51:48 10/15/02 Tue
As far as starter sets go, you can get one with imitation ivory or nickel and skip on the fancy engraved silver for now, but you should really get a good pipe from a great manufacturer. It will last you a lifetime and you'll only get another when the time comes and you get that itch to have engraved silver. :) My recommendations: Naill, Gibson, or MacLellan (sp?). All three of these pipes produce beatuiful full tone and are receptive to many types of reeds. Shepherd also puts out a great bagpipe, the one thing I dislike about them is that they shellack(sp?) their wood. I like the natural look. If I was in your position, I'd go with Naill. I have played almost every set of pipes I have come in contact with, and for me, the Naills just have that something extra above all the rest. Naill, Gibson, MacLellan and Shepherd. Any one of those and you'll be just fine. God luck to you, and whatever you do, stay away from Krons.
>New to piping. Still on the chanter. Interested in
>getting a set of pipes. Don't have a fortune to spend.
>Any comments? Any info. on Gibson pipes?
>Thanks for any comments.
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