View Full Version : Bagpipe Harness Q&A

16-08-10, 09:36 PM
Hi all,

A thread for any queries you may have have on the workings of the Bagpipe Harness. I'll endeavor to answer all asap.



16-08-10, 10:43 PM
Awesome! Where do I get one? I don't have too much trouble but would like to try one anyway.

Does it mess with your cutoff?

17-08-10, 09:39 PM
hi ppyper1,

Thanks for your question.

Firstly, you can buy online at http://www.bagpipeharness.com/buy/.

And no, it won't mess with your cut off. The harness puts absolutely no pressure on the bag, so cutoff will be as normal.

The harness supports the weight of the pipes by attaching to the bass drone. The bag sits in it's normal position underarm and after playing, the pipes are detached from the harness using the quick release buckle.

Hope that makes sense...

All the best.


21-08-10, 05:56 PM
I think that your product is a great idea, especially for those extra long massed bands. My only problem is my PM. He doesn't even let us put anything on our pipes (flags, pins, etc). I came up with an idea for drone corks and some elastic type thread and he freaked when I showed up with my corks hanging off my drones by the threads. I might have to get one for my home use though.

22-08-10, 02:50 AM
That's because pm's don't want judges knowing the band has corked reeds. I use teeny weeny inside the drone corks.

I bet he'd never know the difference with the harness unless you point it out. My band is always doing crap that I find out later. :gah: I'm actually gonna vent on blues in the giveaway thread when I'm at home again.

22-08-10, 09:25 PM
Hi kiltedsniper,

Thanks for your comments.

The image below shows the part of the harness that sits on the drone (don't worry, it's not bright green!). This just shows where the ring sits on the drone. The plastic buckle part locks onto its opposite on the harness.


I should mention that another part called the clamp ring is positioned above this. This clamp ring is simply a black cable tie through a special length of black rubber tubing. Once the tie is tightened, the tubing grips drone and stops the part with the buckle sliding up when bearing the pipes. These parts are designed to remain on the drone, so you'd need to snip the cable tie if you wanted to remove them. So I'm afraid that kind of defeats your "home use" only plan.

As ppyper1 says, there is a good chance nobody would notice these parts on the drone it unless you pointed it out since it's all black and should blend in.

Hope that helps.

All the best.


31-08-10, 12:28 AM
As kindly modeled by the inventor - Iain Roddick.


06-09-10, 11:22 AM
As rocked by one of our first customers Al Gonzales! A former NYPD officer and now full time piper (www.theroyalpiper.com).

Al has also kindly submitted a product review along with the photo below which will shortly be appearing on our site.