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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 pm 
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More information from the maker, which I am permitted to post:

They arent plastic. They have the density and fiber structure of African blackwood.

Plastic wouldn't hold steel, it contracts too much. They arent that basic either, the chanter is based on a Rowsome recommended by Tommy Martin and the pipers society in dublin. The bass drone has a three bore core that was common with Taylor sets in the late 19th century.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Pretty much every concert pitch chanter is based on a Rowsome chanter, so saying that this fact implies that “They arent that basic either,” is just silly. Are you implying Tommy Martin and NPU recommended a particular Rowsome chanter to use as a model? Which one? Why? Says who?
What do you, or the maker, mean by “The bass drone has a three bore core”? Do you even know?

This is just shabby advertising quite frankly. Meaningless.


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This is just shabby advertising quite frankly. Meaningless.


Shabby advertising on the interwebs? Who would have thought, I am shocked. Shocked, I am telling you, shocked. :lol:

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We really are a surly bunch,aren't we .There should be a warning on the UP forum home page , Enter here at your own peril, beyond this point there be surliness .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:30 am 
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From the maker:

Yes we are implying Tommy Martin and Gay McKeon (O'Flynn Rowsome set) from the pipers society provided detailed measurements for the mandrel that the chanter is molded from.

The plans for the drones are also based on a set featured in The Seán Reid Society Journal. Volume 3. 2009 3.11
3.11 A deluxe O'Mealy set of pipes measured by Bill Haneman

Take a photo of the tri-bore end and you can see the covered corks, it's the same technique used in the 19th century realized in carbon fiber.

Also the stainless is 316, a nautical grade steel with a higher molybdenum content resulting with increased corrosion resistance.

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Carbon fiber is quite an expensive material to work with due to the difficult and complicated fabrication process, as opposed to, say, 3D-printed plastic that certain pipemakers produce starter chanters with. That's what keeps the Carbony pipes out of the "budget" level.

These did catch my eye a while back, as something new and different coming out of the area just a few hours south of me which is well-known for quirky and unconventional approaches to things (i.e. Voodoo Doughnuts, and that guy who goes around on a unicycle in a Darth Vader mask playing Highland pipes that shoot flames out of the drones, and the big annual bicycle ride which is purposely planned for the day with the absolute worst weather). However, I opted for a wooden set, for the aesthetics as well as a feeling of greater connection with tradition (that elusive sense of "authenticity," however valid that may be). That, and there didn't seem to be any discussion of the Carbony pipes among the online piping community until this very thread, and it was only very recently that sound samples of the Carbony half set were made available online.


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We really are a surly bunch,aren't we .There should be a warning on the UP forum home page , Enter here at your own peril, beyond this point there be surliness .

What, the Index heading wasn't fair warning?

You guys are enough to try the patience of saints.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:59 am 
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Weekly bump

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:56 am 
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You might possibly get wider visibility by listing this set on ebay, reverb.com, or the classifieds on UilleannObsession.com


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:16 am 
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Thank you. I was merely attempting to sell to my clan here on CnF. lol

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