Fun tool for silent practice, February 7th, 2013 03:21 pm
By: John Dennis
I just picked up one of these from Rob at Kinnairds. I had one of the original models years back, but was blown away by this new model with its drones, adjustable pitch, and different sounds. If you live in an apartment, travel a lot, have small children etc., this will add hours to your practice. Great product! , July 21st, 2012 11:38 pm
By: steven hill
Even better than the technochanter! You don\'t have to use headphones with these, you can plug this into an ampifier and sounds awesome (they technochanter sounds good only with headphones). Also, you can get drone and smallpipes sounds out of these as well. They technopipes are about an inch longer than the technochanter since it uses one AAA battery, but this is pretty negligible. The battery life is pretty good and is much cheaper to replace than the watch batteries the technochanter uses. I liked technopipes so much, I sold my technochanter. Stuck like glue!, October 6th, 2010 12:30 pm
By: John Elliott(Piper ) Read my other reviews
I just can\'t put the Technopipes down. I am sure that I have doubled my practice time by being able to play in places like waiting rooms, buses, planes and of course at home when I don\'t want to bother anyone. The ability to adjust the pitch is one of my favorite features as it allows for adjustment to play along with a recording without the \'pain\' of being a few cents off from the recorded pipes. Just remember to take them out of your bag and put them in the bin with your shoes and laptop when going through airport security. Every time I forget , they need to hand search my bag.
I love them!, September 1st, 2010 05:25 am
By: Andrew Stewart(Piper 4) Read my other reviews
I couldnt live without this thing! I get about 50% more practice time in a week now that I have this. Best non blowing practice possible, November 17th, 2009 11:27 am
By: Nick Wemyss
I also own a Deger electronic chanter, and they are about identical. Read my review (on the Deger) on why I think electronic chanters are great, both Deger and Fagerstrom. The differences are: Plus side: Fagerstrom has adjustments to improve sensitivity for dry fingers (travelling on planes which is why I bought it), I think the sound is slightly better, the clear tube version doesn\'t look threatening to airport security, it\'s discrete to practice on in planes due to it\'s small size. Negative side: it\'s plastic instead of metal so it\'s not quite as strong or hefty like a real chanter, the AAA battery doesn\'t last as long as the 9V in the Deger, the controls aren\'t labelled on the chanter like the Deger so you\'ll need to refer to the instructions and not lose them. Final choice? If it\'s air travel mostly for your practice time go with Fagerstrom, otherwise the Deger gets my vote. You won\'t be disappointed with either though.