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] Date Posted:09:51:48 10/15/02 Tue In reply to:
's message, "Starter pipes" on 09:11:05 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.
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.
>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.