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Subject: Starter pipes


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J. Conn
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Date Posted: 09:11:05 10/15/02 Tue

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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[> Subject: Re: Starter pipes


Author:
William Corr
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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.

Will



>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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[> Subject: Re: Starter pipes


Author:
Devin Bowes
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Date Posted: 10:25:01 10/16/02 Wed

I have to agree with Will. The cost is going to be effected by silver and ornaments, but still go with a quality manufacturer and get their baseline entry level pipe. There's no difference in quality, only in the ornamentation. I followed the advice of a very good piper and bought another brand of pipes than the ones mentioned becase they were cheaper, and after hearing the difference between my pipes and my friend's Naill pipes, I have ordered a set of DN1 pipes which will arrive soon. Don't make the same mistake I made, go with the top manufacturers, there's a very good reason why they got to be as big as they are. And no, I will not mention the brand of pipes I am giving up for my Naill set. Good luck and I hope you are happy with whatever decision you make.

Devin Bowes.

>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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[> Subject: Re: Starter pipes


Author:
Kenneth Troy
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Date Posted: 10:30:54 10/16/02 Wed

I have been piping for about 15 years and I have played Gibsons the whole time. Excellent bagpipe. I bought another in the last year or so since they, thank goodnes, switched to a different mount material. So my mounts don't look like Tupperware anymore! lol I love the tone that both my pipes put out and I agree, you can't go wrong with a Gibson, Maclellan, Naill or Shepherd. One thing I will caution....look at customer service of the dealer you are buying from. Make sure the dealer is going to back the product he sells or at least will handle any returns or problems for you with the manufacturer. Finding a good dealer is another BIG ingredient to getting a good bagpipe. Good luck to you!


>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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