It is currently Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:35 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: Where to buy kaba gaida?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:45 pm
Posts: 3
Hi,

I play GHB's (or used to, I had to take hiatus with my pipe band, once university got too heavy), and am currently playing with a jazz band that has a lot of Eastern European influences. I currently play bassoon, bari, flute, and saw in the group, but I'm looking to diversify my playing a bit.

That being said, I don't think GHB's would really fit our sound, but I really like the kaba gaida. As a college musician though, I'm pretty limited on spending range.

Does anyone know where I can get a decent used set?

Thanks,
Christian


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:53 am
Posts: 595
Location: Burgdorf near Hanover, germany
Hi Christian,
a good kaba gaida isn't really expensive (in fact, not more than a bad one...).
Have a look at this site: http://www.kabagaida.com/home , they offer quality instruments from 400 Leva on, which approximates 205€/280$.
Every now and then (but not very often) used instruments do appear on ebay, but you don't know in what condition they are - buying a bagpipe (of whatever kind) from ebay, you should always take into account the cost for a new bag and new reeds, which means, you'll probably not save much, unless you get it really very cheap.
What part of the world are you in?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:45 pm
Posts: 3
Thanks,
I've seen that site, but didn't know what to think of it. Thanks for the tip.

I am in south Louisiana, though I'll be moving out of the country in about 8 months or so for work, as I am about to graduate from university.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:53 am
Posts: 595
Location: Burgdorf near Hanover, germany
One of the best kaba gaida makers at present is Kostadin Ilchev from Smolyan, I'm pretty sure Cvetelin (from kabagaida.com) can supply an instrument made by him.
Also, you might want to contact Radoslav Paskalev: http://www.rpkavalsandbagpipes.com/ , he is in Chesapeake/Virginia. He doesn't make kaba gaidas AFAIK, but he might be able to help in finding a good instrument.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2001 6:00 pm
Posts: 774
Location: Midwest
I have one from Zdavko Beshendiev - bag is kind of on the small side, but overall OK. My biggest impediment to learning kaba gaida here in the US the lack of others who play the music and the pipes. to me the Bulgarian rhythms are very mysterious and to ever get a handle on this thing I am definitely going to need a tutor. Not so much of a problem for me with Gaita Gallega or Uilleann pipes, but I understand western music.\

Jeff


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:25 am
Posts: 4542
Location: WV to the OC
I have a very nice old Kaba Gaida that never gets played. (Maybe from the 1950s or 60s? Sean Folsom would know, I got it from him.)

It's in E, the traditional key. Drone note E, chanter will play in E minor and E Major.

The bag is dried out but you only need to spritz it with water and it's airtight and plays fine. I've seriously thought about putting a non-traditional sort of bag on it, such as having Michael MacHarg make a big 'elkhide' bag for it, because it's kind of a hassle to have to spritz it every time I use it (not often nowadays).

Let me know if you're interested, and how much you might be able to play. I can make a video or recording of it maybe.

Thanks, Richard

_________________
Richard Cook
1978 Quinn uilleann pipes
1945 Starck Highland pipes
Goldie Low D whistle


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.100s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)