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Subject: Re: What pipes are recommended around $1000?

Brian MacColl
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Date Posted: 08:59:59 02/18/02 Mon
In reply to: Hank Delison 's message, "Re: What pipes are recommended around $1000?" on 21:20:14 02/17/02 Sun

hehehehe, okay, I won't get nasty because you seem very nice. But next time, talk with them don't just hear them play or listen to what you overhear in the crowd. There are more Naills in that bunch than you think. And Aladair recently kicked in a full set of silver Naills recently. Sounds like you're a Kintail owner, I hope to God you got one before 1983! If not, well let me know, I probably know a very good Naill dealer in your area, or go to Home Depot and stock up on carpenter's glue. All in good fun. :)

When it's all said and done, I honestly don't care what anyone else plays, really I don't. I actually prefer to go up against non-Naill players in competition it increases my chance to win by about 50%. But hey, if you're happy great, anyone not just you Hank, we wouldn't know it if you weren't because most people don't advertise that they got screwed on an inferior pipe.

>Steve; It's your money and they will be your pipes,
>so yes it does depend on you, you can get all the
>advice you want, it's still going to be your decision.
> That's what I'm saying. Get names, ideas, and
>possiblites wherever you can. Myself, I suggest
>looking at the pipes in person, that's all. Up close
>and personal. I know it's hard to play a stand of
>pipes when you first start out, so just stand next to
>someone else when they play, look real hard, talk to
>other pipers in person. Listen, go to the games and
>stand close to the grade one pipers, try to hear the
>different sounds they produce. Go to the grade 4
>area, listen to their sound. If you find a piper with
>a sound you like, find out what he or she plays,
>including the reeds. Talk to them, even the grade one
>pipers are friendly, or at least if approched right.
>My opinon of old pipes is that they are rather like
>wine, some vintages are great, some not so good.
>Also, what kind of care the pipes have had through the
>years counts a lot also.
>Brian, You seem to have strong opinions about Nail,and
>Kintail, I refuse to get into a flame war with you.
>In fact just last night I was at the local pipers club
>and saw Jack Lee play what I believe were his full
>silver Nails. Very nice. But then I've heard
>Alasdair Gillies, and I think he plays Lawries. I've
>heard Ann Gray, Bruce Gandy, various others at the
>local pipers club, and they don't all play Nails or
>Hendersons either. Nail makes the currently popular
>solo chanter, but drones seem to vary piper to piper.
>And being able to put the bucks on the table only
>means you can afford to buy the pipes. Not that you
>deserve the pipes.

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