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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:59 am 
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Do any of you have one of these?

It gives you two octaves D to D and is basically fully chromatic. I should be getting one in a few week and am curious if anyone has any tips!

http://lindstruments.com/pages/the-lindsay-system-chanter


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:59 am 
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Ah, a Scottish chanter with a Mormorka!

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:12 pm 
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aphillips wrote:
Do any of you have one of these?

It gives you two octaves D to D and is basically fully chromatic. I should be getting one in a few week and am curious if anyone has any tips!

http://lindstruments.com/pages/the-lindsay-system-chanter



Well, have you received your new Lindsey pipe yet? We need a report!

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 2:16 pm 
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Still waiting dangit! It's hard to be this excited for this long....

I'll have to remember this when I'm hanging with my toddler this afternoon.


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Have you got it?..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:48 am 
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I am also extremely curious. It sounds good on the YouTube vids, but I'm curious how it is in day to day use. Is it reasonably ergonomic? How often is the player condemned to "tuning hell" versus ordinary pipes?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:40 am 
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I have a version 2.0 chanter. I had terrible difficulties at first, and put it away in a drawer, but some months later Donald came to my place with a new reed, and since then it plays like a dream, with a full rich tone in the low f-d range. The reed is also very stable and never needs adjusting.

The chanter plays and sounds great in the normal pipe range too, with the advantage of the extra semitones available (I find the high g sharp is very useful for the Border repertoire).

The low notes are pretty easy to find, though at first it's hard to move right thumb and left pinkie without the other fingers leaking.

The high notes demand more control of bag pressure than I can manage consistently so far. I can sometimes get a high b, but much of the time have problems hitting the left thumb and right pinkie holes without leaking. It's coming, though.

I guess the only criticism I have is that the gloss finish on the chanter might not be helping me get a good grip. I see Donald's new set has a matt finish, which might be easier. I have also wondered whether scalloped finger holes might help.

Overall, though, it's a great way to bring some variety into your piping, and explore tunes that would normally be unavailable.

It's not easy, learning a new instrument, of course, even if a fine piper like Donald makes playing it look easy.

The rule as always is, as the Chinese say, 滴水穿石 - a drop of water will penetrate stone. Practise, practise, practise.


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