Chiff and Fipple Forums

Feeler - Maybe FS: Colin Ross Northumbrian smallpipe set.
Page 1 of 1

Author:  tommyk [ Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 am ]
Post subject:  Feeler - Maybe FS: Colin Ross Northumbrian smallpipe set.


I am sitting on a pristine condition set of NSP by Colin Ross.
Paid over $6,000.
Obviously, the value has increased.

Four Drones, the low two have two tuning beads each.

Two 14-key chanters: D and F.

All in ABW and silver plate. Mounts, tuning beads, and chanter feet in Black horn.

The small f drone reed snapped off recently;
HOWEVER, included would be a full set of chanter and drone reeds made by Colin.
Extras include cleaning/oiling rods, extra pads, and tasteful silver/black ribbon decorating the black velvet bag.

I really am not sure that I shouldn't just keep sitting on it, but it is not getting played.

Reeds kept, as per Colin's suggestion, with my ABW whistles and flute in my humidor.
Kept in its case by a temperature/environment-sensitive curator - me.

Of course more detail and, especially photos, would follow. I'm not a player though. The set functions fine, but you don't want to hear my attempts! Lol.

Please reach out if you have serious interest:

Author:  pancelticpiper [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeler - Maybe FS: Colin Ross Northumbrian smallpipe set

I see the set is now on Ebay. It's beautiful.

Around 30 years ago I had a brief NSP period. I wrote Colin asking about D sets (no internet) and he said he happened to have a very nice, and unusual, set that had come in for refurbishing that was for sale. I bought it.

It was a D set in boxwood with silver-plate and imitation ivory mounts, 9 key chanter.

It was an amazing thing, gorgeous and fantastic-sounding, but I never made much headway playing it and I sold it after a few years.

Your set there is as good as NSPs get. A piper would be set up for life. A bonus is having no ivory, for travel. I hope it finds a worthy home!

Author:  tommyk [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeler - Maybe FS: Colin Ross Northumbrian smallpipe set

The set is just the best. If I wanted to dedicate time to becoming a real NSPer, no WAY I'd be selling this.

My heart lies where it does, so I must sell.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 6 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group