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by chris bayley
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this 1/2 set?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Can anyone identify this 1/2 set?

From plain in-mounted style, slim chanter and large barrel section almost certainly a Wilkinson/McCarthy made specifically for one of the following - Hobgoblin Music / Lark in the Morning / Walton's Music and will date from around 1978 to 1983

Hope this helps

Chris
by chris bayley
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Some thoughts on the bass regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Some thoughts on the bass regulator

Has it in fact got an adequate supply of air - i.e. feed hole from Baritone regulator bore, has the leather gasket between the attachment plate and main stock been squashed so it has spread partially covering the exit hole from main stock, is the air passageway in the separator big enough and clear ...
by chris bayley
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Practice, Barrel and Full and Pastoral sets for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1557

Practice, Barrel and Full and Pastoral sets for sale

Have the following items for sale: Practice set : Chanter with c' key blocked for additional 5 keys (Eb,F,G#,Bb and d') in Ebony, Nickel Silver and Imitation Ivory http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/ChristopherBayley/Practice-set.jpg Drone/Half Set (Barrel style) : Chanter with c' key blocked ...
by chris bayley
Tue May 24, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper
Replies: 13
Views: 3594

Re: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper

To illustrate here are some photographs and a brief description of my method which is slightly different to Geoff's - it is still in the rough and wrappings are temporary just to allow assembly and checking angle I tend to make up parts in batches so have a number of the connector tubes to hand. Pho...
by chris bayley
Mon May 23, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper
Replies: 13
Views: 3594

Re: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper

The bass bar/separator section is a straight metal tube so no problem fitting the internal wooden part. The fold/bend is done on the metal tube connecting the Separator section to the keyed section and was the preferred method of the old masters and some of the modern ones. By doing this the Bass re...
by chris bayley
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pipes ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 2938

Re: pipes ID?

Probably Alan Ginsberg
by chris bayley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Keys of Uilleann Pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 3522

Re: Keys of Uilleann Pipes

what would be the advantage for instance of a C sharp set which I see a lot of in the classifieds.
Simples : Stops the box players in their tracks and gives the not very guitar player a headache if he hasn't got a capo
by chris bayley
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipes for sale - photos added
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

Re: Pipes for sale - photos added

Hi Nadine, Have answered via the private message system
by chris bayley
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Addison Pipe Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3707

Re: Addison Pipe Advice

A fair price is a difficult question to answer without having the pipes in front of me but better photographs with close ups of each part would be a help as ascertain if there are any faults. One suggestion would be to look at makers pricings to get an idea of what a new full set would cost. A S/H s...
by chris bayley
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Addison Pipe Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3707

Re: Addison Pipe Advice

Ran the photo through one of my graphics programs to enhance the detail and can confirm it is John Addison's work. Narrow Taylor style keys on the regulators are held in wooden blocks rather than the more usual metal plates and turning / style of drones are unmistakable As for whether they are good ...
by chris bayley
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipes for sale - photos added
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

Pipes for sale - photos added

Back from the Chateau d'Ars (Ex St Chartier) festival "Le Son Continu" in France and putting some of my display sets up for sale These are: A concert D practice set , Ebony, nickel silver imitation ivory. Chanter with C key and blocks for a further 5 keys (Eb,F,G#,Bb and d) - Sold http://i1122.photo...
by chris bayley
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Stockholm pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

Re: Stockholm pipes

It is intended to publish the drawings and photographs in the Sean Reid Society Journal. Drawings are around 3/4 complete and delays have been due to some fairly serious health issues I have had to contend with as well as trying keep my pipe making business running. Fortunately am on the mend now an...
by chris bayley
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: new pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 3421

Re: new pipe

Avoid - total waste of money and do not even burn that well so a complete loss even as firewood. They are made in Pakistan. I am a pipe maker and have seen far too many of these sets brought by those who are unfortunate enough to have thought they have got themselves a bargain. Yes they can be got t...
by chris bayley
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 156818

Re: pictures of your pipes

DMQ wrote Outo'box: If someone made a suggestion based on experience, I'd consider it. Otherwise not. OOTB - what is this obsession with ebonite and do you actually know anything about it. FYI it is made from rubber and whole forests of native trees are being felled and associated animal species ar...
by chris bayley
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 13517

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Out of the box wrote : I'm pretty sure that Mr Roberts' drones are capable of working pretty much as well as those of any other maker, as most are basically working to the same models. Mr Gumby wrote : Well, Pascal seems to have had a problem with his bass drone for more than five years and I can i...