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Guess the maker and player

Postby adrian » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:54 pm

Who was the maker and player of these famous pipes?
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby OldTomsRant » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:12 pm

Do tell.......
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby RobSay » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:36 pm

Interesting set of drones there
- ferrules on the sliding parts are short in comparison to Reid & modern standards
- standard parts are short as well
- top of sliders above tuning bead is narrow (is that metal tube only or wooden core?)

I've seen that low collar on the chanter (between E & D) somewhere before but I can't recall where...
The low E and low D keys seem a long way out from the chanter - wouldn't want to play those
And is that refilled F natural holes top and bottom?

Do tell - I'd just be guessing ...

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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby adrian » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:28 am

RobSay wrote:Interesting set of drones there
- ferrules on the sliding parts are short in comparison to Reid & modern standards
- standard parts are short as well
- top of sliders above tuning bead is narrow (is that metal tube only or wooden core?)

I've seen that low collar on the chanter (between E & D) somewhere before but I can't recall where...
The low E and low D keys seem a long way out from the chanter - wouldn't want to play those
And is that refilled F natural holes top and bottom?

Do tell - I'd just be guessing ...

R

Well, the set is in working order. The sunken finger-holes have been re-made with wood-dust and superglue; the 3 cracks in the bore have been sealed; the split across the top G hole and under the B-key liner has been repaired. It's an old set which is played by The Rev. Dr francis Dower from Cambo-on loan.
Too many clues here.
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby Julia Say » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:40 am

Early Jack Armstrong. Maybe one of the first.

2 diagnostics for me. The key pad shape, and the size (diameter) of the top ferrule on the drone sliding parts - much smaller than the rest of the drone. Both also visible on a set belonging to the NPS which I've just assessed - with Andy May's considerable help.

Suggest the band at the E key hides a break. I agree with Rob - there have been, or were intended to be F nats on that.

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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby adrian » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:05 pm

They weren't made by Jack.
Cambo is a clue as to where a photo is on an old vinyl recording.
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby Francis Wood » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Did Billy P. make any pipes?

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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby OldTomsRant » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:07 pm

The tube of superglue dates them to 1980s or later ;)
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby OldTomsRant » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:26 pm

Is this the same set?
http://www.santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk/japj.JPG
None the wiser about the maker, though.
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Re: Guess the maker and player

Postby adrian » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:51 pm

OldTomsRant wrote:Is this the same set?
http://www.santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk/japj.JPG
None the wiser about the maker, though.

Correct, it's the set on that picture. It's still being played, today!
Now for the maker? Anyone?
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