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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:39 am 
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Hi all I'm looking for a decent practice set for less than £600 ideally. Does anyone have recommendations as to makers? I had looked at Aaron O'Hagan's pipes which are gorgeous but these probably are out my range. And also Martin Banba's pipes but I had heard mixed things about them. So any advice would be great.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:18 pm 
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The reed's the thing. Your best bet as a beginner is to buy as local as you can. An accessible, responsive maker who can help you with reed issues and support you until you achieve some reed making skills of your own will vastly improve your chances of getting a leg up on your piping. This is especially true if you live in a pipes unfriendly location with wide swings in humidity. You want to pipe, and master the bag-bellows equation more than fiddle with reeds. My tuppence.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:21 am 
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Where are you based.

Kenneth McNicholl in Scotland
https://www.kmbagpipes.com/

Sam Lawrence
http://hunterpipes.co.uk/prices/ https://www.facebook.com/hunterlawrencepipes/
Chanters – £800 with wooden cap, 3 mounts. £600 with brass cap and self mounted

just googled searched and found one on the Cork Pipers Club
http://www.corkpipersclub.com/2009/06/3 ... -for-sale/

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