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SMALLPIPES

Made of select Cocobolo or African blackwood, mounted with Hard maple, cocobolo or African Blackwood Real Smallpipe sound for playing indoors, or along with other instruments. The drones mount to a common stock, using our own miniature drone reeds. These can be stopped, by tapping the drone top for ease of tuning. They give a rich stable sound, and thread into the drone. The reeds are matched to the A440 or Bb, 466 chanters. This set come with a rich sounding cocobolo or blackwood chanter The pipe comes ready to play with Bannatyne synthetic bag and water-trap, Bag cover, fully reeded. Adding an alternate pitch chanter & reeds makes this a truly versatile instrument! Now available with bellows for a true smallpipe experience!

$1,250.00


Other woods such as Mexican Royal Ebony, Purple Heart, Indian Rosewood, Mesquite, Mopane, Burmese Blackwood and Boxwood are available.  Contact us for a consultation.

All sets can be mouthblown, or add bellows  for an additional $475.00.

 

3/4 PIPES

In Scotland it used to be common for small children to start playing on a 3/4 size bagpipe, (sometimes known as Reel Pipes) before they would try to wrestle with the full size Great Highland Pipe, similar to the idea of beginner violins and other instruments. This bagpipe has been designed to operate with regular sized synthetic drone and modern chanter reeds.
The chanter bore is narrower and the finger holes smaller than a normal chanter, the volume is balanced to the smaller drones. Chanters are available in A440, Bb 466, or a modern pitch around 472.


The 3/4 pipe will pitch easily at B-flat(466hz), and with the appropriate chanter work at modern pitch, or with reed extenders can play at A 440 Hz. This flexibility means these pipes have a broad appeal, not just for children or beginners, but also for the advanced player wanting to play indoors or with other instruments. These pipes are available in Cocobolo or Mexican Royal Ebony wood for warm and rich tone.
All sets can be mounted with aluminum, brass, imitation horn or imitation ivory beaded ferrules and caps.

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DELRIN STUDIO PIPES

Made of durable delrin, small, light and portable. Real Smallpipe sound for playing indoors, or along with other instruments. The drones mount to a common stock, using our own miniature drone reeds. These can be stopped, by tapping the drone top for ease of tuning. They give a rich stable sound, and thread into the drone. The reeds are matched to the A440 or Bb, 466 chanters. The pipe comes ready to play with Bannatyne synthetic bag and water-trap, Bag cover, fully reeded. Adding an alternate pitch chanter & reeds makes this a truly versatile instrument!

$825.00

 

HECTOR THE HERO G#

Dr. Michael Supples

A nice recording of Dr. Michael Supples playing Hector the Hero in G Major on his MacLellan smallpipes (he modified the drones with straws to get to G Major). These cocobolo smallpipes are the same design as his MacLellan highland bagpipes.