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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am 
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Wouldn't you think set-up and balancing would be the responsibility of the maker?


CJ Dixon ceased producing a few years ago.

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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.


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PostPosted: 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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Welcome to the dark side, deltasalmon. :thumbsup:


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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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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.


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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! ;)


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PostPosted: 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.

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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:

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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.


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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:37 pm 
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My pipes in my modified Violin case.

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Nice pipes @hayraddin. Who made them?


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Going thru all the photos has made me jealous. Gotta get some practice done to justify
buying a new set.


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Malcolm MacGregor C sharp set. Dating from 1810-20. Purchased 10 years ago in pieces from an antique dealer. Finally beautifully restored by Sam Lawrence.

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Lovely. How about a sound file or video of it in action?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:00 pm 
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A damn fine set

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