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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:09 am 
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Who can tell me what the following odd-looking instrument (or instrument part) is?
It has a removable top section with a standard whistle-style fipple, appears to be major-scale tuned (a little hard to tell b/c of missing pads/springs) and the top appears designed to attach to an air source (bagpipe?) Haven't seen a beast like this before.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:53 am 
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Wow! That got my curiousity up as well. Please let us know if you find out elsewhere. I have a little under a year in blown instruments and have been limited to tin whistles, quenas, bansuris and one Dixon flute. I don't have a clue as to what this is.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Looks like a simple system csakan. The top could be as-is, or designed for some kind of missing bocal.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Csakan or flageolet (they are basically the same thing). The missing bit at the top is a windcap which would usually have an ivory mouthpiece and a sponge to absorb moisture.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:14 pm 
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MT and Jack have it. It's a flageolete with the windcap gone missing. It's not that hard a question really, but it is a nice little flage you have there.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:15 pm 
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What a really interesting instrument! Here are a couple of relevant links that I found with a bit more information:

http://www.rugs-n-relics.com/Brass/othe ... sakan.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXbA-5eDKbQ

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