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PJ wrote:Lovely. How about a sound file or video of it in action?
Here’s a little video with the set I did yesterday for IUPD.
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RLines wrote:
PJ wrote:Lovely. How about a sound file or video of it in action?
Here’s a little video with the set I did yesterday for IUPD.
C sharp, eh? You'll be owing us some Seamus Ennis sets of tunes then! Nice playing, by the way ;)
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RLines wrote:
PJ wrote:Lovely. How about a sound file or video of it in action?
Here’s a little video with the set I did yesterday for IUPD.
Lovely.
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A few pics of my George Glen set, lovely restoration and new chanter by Sam Lawrence based on the one in the NMS. Pitched in C# with lots of R L O'Mealy influence.
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My new Bb chanter, made by Tom Aebi. I'm just trying to find an old reed, that works with a staple in Tom's Bb style. A wonderful new toy........

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Two sets of early 19th century pipes. Both beautifully restored to playing condition by Sam Lawrence

On the left, a (possibly) Reid set just back from restoration. 4 drones and 2 regs. The set came with the original double chanter which someone sadly decided to scallop at some point in time, badly affecting the tuning. Luckily my great friend Jason Rouse had an Egan chanter he was willing to let me have to go with this set. Sam did a great job restoring and reeding the chanter and body. Set plays very well just a bit flat of A440.

On the right, a C sharp set by Malcolm MacGregor that Sam restored for me a couple of years ago. The set was missing the original regs when I acquired it, so Sam made two lovely new regs based on MacGregor. The set plays wonderfully with a truly amazing tone.

As always, a huge thanks to Sam for his endless patience taking on these sets and his amazing work to bring them back to life.

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Gorgeous. Any chance of hearing them in action?

Unusual configuration of keys on the Reid set. 3 bari and 4 tenor keys.

Looks like the McGregor set originally had a bass reg.

Kudos to Sam for the restoration and to Jason for providing the Egan chanter (wish I had friends like that :lol: ).
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The MacGregor would have originally only had two regs. When I bought it it had three non-original O’Mealyish regs that had been added in the early 20th century. Hence the (non original) connector for a bass reg on the mainstock (which was easier to leave on than remove during the restoration). The O’Mealyish regs played just fine but didn’t suit the look of the set at all. Hence asking Sam to make 2 MacGregor reg copies (also with only 3 baritone keys and 4 tenor keys, as MacGregor’s sets had).

You can head a clip of the MacGregor here. When I have settled in to the Reidish set I’ll post something too.

And yes Jason is a great friend :P. It was actually his idea to get new regs made for the MacGregor set too!
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Hello all!

This is a 3D model of my narrow bore D half set of pipes made by Sam Lawrence. I hope you enjoy it!

I've been training people in UK NW heritage museums and institutions on how to build digital 3D models for research and public engagement. I thought I would do my pipes as a demonstration. As Sam is based in the UK NW doing these pipes were particularly fitting. 3D scanning polished and reflective surfaces is very difficult, and adding those material properties to the 3D model is tricky also, so they make a great example (if a bit of a challenging one!).

Please excuse any lumpy surfaces you find; they are the result of the 3D scanning process of such shiny surfaces and can be surprisingly difficult to fix!

Here's the link:
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I hope you enjoy!
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interbernd wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:03 pm My new Bb chanter, made by Tom Aebi. I'm just trying to find an old reed, that works with a staple in Tom's Bb style. A wonderful new toy........





Lovely, didn't know he made flat chanters, awesome
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