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Author:  PJ [ Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am ]
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bensdad wrote:
Wouldn't you think set-up and balancing would be the responsibility of the maker?


CJ Dixon ceased producing a few years ago.

Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:58 pm ]
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Yes, I got this Dixon set second-hand from a Highland piper who had them for a number of years but never quite got the hang of bellows-blown pipes. And he had originally obtained it second-hand from somebody else. Over the several years and hundreds of miles that these pipes have seen, things have gone a little "out of whack." I'm finding it difficult to get the artificial drone reeds (made by CJ Dixon) to respond well to a normal level of bag pressure (what feels normal to me, anyway), through various adjustments. I have a set of composite reeds by EzeeDrone that work like a charm, but sound a little wimpy in these drones. I've managed to contact a former pipemaker in my area for some assistance, though.

Author:  deltasalmon [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:36 am ]
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The pipes are nothing out of the ordinary but I'm happy to finally start the journey :)

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Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:31 pm ]
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Welcome to the dark side, deltasalmon. :thumbsup:

Author:  RLines [ Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:32 am ]
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A lovely little set of 19th century pipes I recently acquired. Maker undetermined at this point. 4 drones, 2 regs and a double chanter.

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Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Fri May 15, 2020 2:42 pm ]
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I was a bit embarrassed about this and didn't post it when I got my Dixon 3/4 set almost a year ago (how time flies!).
But I figured maybe people could use a laugh or snicker in these trying times... :tomato:

At one point during his stint at pipe-making CJ Dixon was affixing these kitschy "Irish blessing" souvenir trinkets to the back of the base drone resonator/puck:

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Based on some old discussions/critiques I found here on C&F, I believe this dates my set to around 2005/2006.

Author:  Juan Pablo Plata [ Thu May 28, 2020 4:56 am ]
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RLines wrote:
A lovely little set of 19th century pipes I recently acquired. Maker undetermined at this point. 4 drones, 2 regs and a double chanter.

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We need a video!!!! Never heard a double chanter! ;)

Author:  RLines [ Fri May 29, 2020 5:16 am ]
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The set needs reeds. I will hopefully get that done over the summer, and if the double is playing I will put something on YouTube.

I also have a double chanter for my Taylor set which is reeded and playing. If I get a chance I'll post something.

Rick

Author:  Patrick D'Arcy [ Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:10 am ]
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RenaissanceGuy wrote:
I was a bit embarrassed about this and didn't post it when I got my Dixon 3/4 set almost a year ago (how time flies!).
But I figured maybe people could use a laugh or snicker in these trying times... :tomato:

At one point during his stint at pipe-making CJ Dixon was affixing these kitschy "Irish blessing" souvenir trinkets to the back of the base drone resonator/puck:

Image

Based on some old discussions/critiques I found here on C&F, I believe this dates my set to around 2005/2006.


Nothing wrong with that. I think we need all the good intentions we can find these days. An Irish blessing never hurt anyone, intentionally.

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