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Cornish Double Pipes

Post by MarkS » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:02 am

Cornish double pipes in D by Julian Goodacre

http://www.goodbagpipes.co.uk/cornish_bagpipe.htm
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Post by the plod » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:45 am

Is this your set Mark (is that you in the pic)?

Got any sound clips?

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Post by Bill » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:51 pm

Hey Mark! Are these pipes always bellows blown? I think I tried out something like these at North Hero years ago, but they were mouth-blown pipes.
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Post by MarkS » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:11 pm

Yes, that's me and my pipes. Here's a clip of my arrangement (such as it is) of "Joan's Jig".

There's also a clip of Julian Goodacre playing "Constant Billy" on his website (follow the link in my first post).

Bill - Most Cornish pipe sets are mouth-blown. In fact, this was originally a mouth-blown set, but I kept drooling, hyperventilating, and passing out :mrgreen:, so I had Julian make me a plug for the mouthpiece stock and a "blast-pipe" (love that term!) for the bellows. I use an Uilleann pipe bellows, which keep up pretty well once the bag's inflated.

I can switch between mouth and bellows blown operation by moving the plug and reinstalling either the mouthpiece or blowpipe as needed. To my knowledge, this is the only such "convertible" Cornish double pipe in existence.
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Post by Bill » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:33 pm

Oh! I liked that! Good thing I know that I've got too many sets to deal with now or I'd be picking up a set of these puppies - bellows blown of course since I can't stop doing my best imitation of a chicken when attempting to deal with mouth blown pipes.
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Post by the plod » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:19 pm

Hey that's pretty cool, what kind of reeds are in there, I'm guessing all single reeds?
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Post by MarkS » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:33 am

the plod wrote:Hey that's pretty cool, what dkind of reeds are in there, I'm guessing all single reeds?
Each chanter has a big honkin' plastic double reed. Here's a pic, a bit larger than actual size.
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Post by Yuri » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:41 am

Do you know the bore size, by any chance? looks like huge for double reed. (that's if it's anything like the reed staple)

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Post by MarkS » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:24 am

Yuri wrote:Do you know the bore size, by any chance? looks like huge for double reed. (that's if it's anything like the reed staple)
Yuri, the bore is 1/2" and the reed head width is 3/4".

The photo above is actually a bit larger than actual size, not smaller.
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Post by the plod » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:11 am

So Mark,

How'd you get hooked up with this beast? Did you hear it played before?

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Post by CHasR » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:55 pm

Thats one gihugic CDP Mark!
Weird, :? because the lo chanters in the right hand, complete opposite of zamp.
Can they be switched?
Altho: one can access the entire Calabrese repertoire with CDP's. And after Julian's years of research + design development, too...just to play a couple o'stinkin' tarantellas! :wink:

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Post by MarkS » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:12 pm

the plod wrote:So Mark,

How'd you get hooked up with this beast? Did you hear it played before?
I heard Julian Goodacre play them at the Pipers' Gathering in 2003 and was captivated. My wife did too, and told me "You have to buy a set of these". So I did, her being "She Who Must Be Obeyed" and all. :wink:
ChasR wrote:Weird, Confused because the lo chanters in the right hand, complete opposite of zamp. Can they be switched?
I suppose they could, though the bell ends might interfere with each other. But all my other chanters (UP, NSP) have the low notes on the right hand, so the CDP setup is OK by me.
ChasR wrote:Altho: one can access the entire Calabrese repertoire with CDP's. And after Julian's years of research + design development, too...just to play a couple o'stinkin' tarantellas!
One can also access most of the NSP repertiore in the Peacock book too, if you transpose from G to D. Not to mention the occasional salterello and bezemdans.
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Post by the plod » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:26 pm

I'm pretty sure we are going to need a video of you playing these bad boys Mark. :D

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Post by Yuri » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:43 pm

Thanks for the reply, Mark. I asked because I've made myself a double-chanter pipe, with drones, though, and with wider range, but with much smaller bores. I can't download the sound file, because of technical hitches, but imagine the Goodpipes sound rather powerful. Does Julian make the reeds, or are they some kind of off-the-shelf ones, though I can't imagine what sort of other pipes would use this reed?

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Post by the plod » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:20 pm

If you are having trouble downloading the sound file Yuri, try right-clicking the link and choosing "save file (target) as"

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