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Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:24 pm
by adrian
In that case, as you're across the pond, I'm thinking these pipes were made over there.

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:30 pm
by adrian
....also, our Northern English humour can be confusing to people, even in England!

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:30 am
by Ben Power
I'm from Liverpool mate. Though I agree about the pipes perhaps being from the States—with the bag, I suspect someone with some uilleann pipe experience.

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:48 pm
by adrian
Ben Power wrote:I'm from Liverpool mate. Though I agree about the pipes perhaps being from the States—with the bag, I suspect someone with some uilleann pipe experience.

O dear, another cock-up, by me! In that case, disregard my last post.

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:16 pm
by Ben Power
no bother. live in the states at the moment. well actually, temporarily in germany, but usually in the states

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:12 am
by adrian
I wonder why I am confused!

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:05 pm
by John Gibbons
"Here is a question. If my recently and tenuously gained understanding is that a G set is generally the set for playing with other instruments, what is a D set most useful for (which I would have guessed would be most useful for playing with other instruments)? Is it simply a pleasant key to play in, dropping everything down that happens to be reasonably useful for playing with other instruments?"

Besides the lovely tone of a good D set, its pitch range is good for a lot of voices; you need a very good soprano/tenor to double a G set, and dropping the pitch less than a tone to F+ is not enough for mortals, let alone altos and basses. Dropping to D is much more forgiving.

Merry Christmas,

John

Re: Help Identifying New Pipes

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:22 pm
by adrian
Actually f# pitch is ideal because it is c# when played in D. As for a D set, you'll been in D when in 1# and A when in 2#'s. As for other instruments, stringed instruments will be ok but keyed ones will have difficulty transposing. The D chanter is ideal for players with fingers that can't fit on a G chanter.