Electric bagpipe with adjustable tuning range. Same fingering as a full-size practice chanter. Midi compatible, has a metronome, a built in replay, pipes or small pipes sound.
Available in Black or Clear color.
-Highly portable. Fits in your pocket
-Contains all the electronics as well as the battery: no extra box to plug in.
-Uses standard stereo earphones: perfect to play on buses, trains etc. Ideal for the commuter.
-Unforgiving at detecting crossing noise.
-Authentic bagpipes sounds.
-Drones sound with different drone configurations.
-Adjustable contact sensitivity.
-Pitch adjustable within a two octave range.
-Recording capabilities, with variable playback speed.
-MIDI output (cable included).
-Runs on one standard AAA 1.5V alkaline battery or one AAA 1.2V NiMH rechargeable battery. Runs for approx. 10 hours on a 1000mAh rechargeable NiMH battery.
-Touch controls for all settings.
-1 year warranty.
** Note that the Technochanter and Technopipes are different **
Fagertrom pipes, July 10th, 2016 07:44 am By: Christopher Haxton
as always, excellent customer service. The electronic pipes are fantastic. Vastly multiplies practice opportunities, February 21st, 2014 07:56 pm By: David Locky(Piper ) Read my other reviews
This device vastly multiplies one's opportunities to practice, and the simulated drones are a nice touch that help to spice a practice session up. Good earbuds make a difference.
Crossing noises are very clear, but make sure your hands are moist or use some handcream to hydrate -- this device will not work with dry hands.
The drones are nice but still a little digital sounding. Be aware that on the GHB setting some grace notes almost cannot be heard at all with some combinations. I switch to the smallpipes setting if I am focussing on grace, as they are clearer in that mode.
Re battery life, I don't think I would get the stated 10 hours on one AAA, but it is not bad.
Re ergonomics, finger spacing is good relative to a long practice chanter but I would prefer a beefer housing, more closely duplicating a real chanter. I would like to see the day when the electronics in this are integrated into a more tapered design -- why not pair with a chanter manufacturer?
On the topic of ergonomics, as a beginner I can see that too much practice on this device diminishes my tactile sense on a practice or pipe chanter. Make sure you're using your practice chanter or practice on your pipes.
I have played my instructor's Ross electronic chanter and while I like the large buttons on the stick, plus the integrated speaker, I do not like the large box on top! The Fagerstrom is better.
Overall, this device has been very favourable in increasing my ability to learn tunes and play the pipes -- highly recommended! Not much to not like, September 27th, 2013 12:38 am By: Charlie Martin(Piper ) Read my other reviews
I didn't think I would use this chanter much. Now I wish I had one 30 years ago. Very easy to use. All of the features are fantastic if you can remember how to use them. I've heard some of the top players play this hooked to an amp/speaker. Sounded great with other smallpipes. My only complaint is the print of the instructions s getting hard to read at my age! Fun tool for silent practice, February 7th, 2013 03:21 pm By: John Dennis(Piper ) Read my other reviews
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(Piper ) Read my other reviews
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.