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 Post subject: New Regulator!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Historically some of the pastoral pipes had one or two regulators, so I thought I’d like to add one and see if it would expand my playing experience. Because the pipes are made of blackwood, I didn’t want to send them back to Geert Lejeune in Brugge, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t make regulators.

Brad Angushttp://bradanguspipes.myfreesites.net/about-me lives close and I had heard good things about his pipes, so I thought I would give him a try.

I was pretty nervous, and wonder if Brad could match not only the blackwood, but also the horn, and blend it to the existing style in looks and sound.

Brad exceeded my expectations ~ he was able to match the blackwood and the horn looks fabulous! I feel the quality is first rate, and I’m a goldsmith, so I should know. Not only did he deliver, he did it in the time he said.

The sound of the regulator is not overpowering, and it is in balance with the rest of pipes. It will won’t respond the same as on an uilleann pipe because of the length of the chanter gets in the way, but it adds a nice touch. Now comes the hard part of learning to use the regulator musically.



https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOJqWnEgnfg1bZRXz4A5AXnJ9XM2dD41xYP-2y_

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNFxnKF1FjfTc_fYnCitZtXvzDibgCqTrMTlNaF

Thank you Brad!


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 Post subject: Re: New Regulator!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:07 am 
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I'd love to see the result, but first I have to sign in to Google, and then I get a 404 Error message. Got anything more user-friendly?

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 Post subject: Re: New Regulator!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:53 am 
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Brad is the man! I live near him as well and have a set of uilleann pipes he made. He's definitely a master at the craft.

The links are broken for me as well, and it would be cool to see regs with pastoral!

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 Post subject: Re: New Regulator!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Try these links ~
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2sbdQqItZUtWhDcw2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WZ11lI9kD2ovulTA2


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 Post subject: Re: New Regulator!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Tjones wrote:

There you go. That's one sharp-looking set. :thumbsup:

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