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Old 19-06-08, 06:44 PM   #71
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How long has the repair lasted so far Alistair? Was there any change to the sound so far as you can tell?
I moved away from the area and the band but he certainly played it for approaching 2 seasons. I can remember that it was a Shepherd ABW chanter and we could not identify any differences after the repair, as far as I can remember it remained true across the range. Personally I would have kept the chanter and maybe played it at home but certainly never used it with the band. (It must have been prior to the band receiving our first matched 'poly' chanters)

This took place during the 1980s and before tuners and when pipers believed that if it sounded good then it was good. (Or was it near enough is good enough!)
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Old 19-06-08, 07:24 PM   #72
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I agree. If it sounds good, that's what matters. I'm familiar with worries about it coming apart again, I'd be worried about it. Just wondering what you're before and after repair perceptions were since you'd heard before and after.
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Old 20-06-08, 02:39 AM   #73
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What, are you saying that you can't simply duct tape it back together? I thought duct tape fixed everything!
Just thought of a good Pipe combination------Duct tape repaired ABW chanter combined with a set of "blackwood" Paki drones tied into a Paki leather bag.
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This month I just picked up the Kaazar balsa wood pipe chanter. It's pretty sweet, although you can't grip it to hard or you could crush it.
Hey Reid that balsa wood chanter would make a great combo with a full set of heavy silvers on a three mile march in full dress.
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Hey Reid that balsa wood chanter would make a great combo with a full set of heavy silvers on a three mile march in full dress.
Talk about crushed doublings!

I can honestly say I've never even heard of a Balsa Wood Chanter!
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Talk about crushed doublings!

I can honestly say I've never even heard of a Balsa Wood Chanter!
What about crushed feelings after the crushed doublings and not to mention the crushed relationship with the PM after the said crushed doublings but perhaps all could be cooled off with several crushed ice smoothies.
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Hey Reid that balsa wood chanter would make a great combo with a full set of heavy silvers on a three mile march in full dress.
I'm gonna give it a try.
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