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  • Kinnaird Carbon Fibre Drone Reeds Absolutely the reed champion!!!, November 26th, 2010
    These reeds are absolutely amazing! I have tried many "competitor" reeds and none compare to these. They are the most like cane out of all drone reeds that I have tried. Simply amazing. Can handle lots of moisture and will stay in tune for hours. These reeds are a must!!!
  • McCallum Poly Band Chanter Great chanter!, November 26th, 2010
    This is one of the best chanters that I have ever played. It tunes well with almost all makes of reeds and sounds bright and loud with even the easiest reed you can buy. With this chanter, you don't need 2 by 4s tied together with barbed wire to get a loud, bright, commanding sound. This is the best chanter for any band, even at the top level
  • Dunbar Practice Chanter Great practice instrument!, November 26th, 2010
    This is a great practice chanter. It can sound great with practically every reed and it is great for anyone. It is indestructible and will last throughout any abuse
  • Kilberry Book - Piobaireachd One of the best music books available, November 26th, 2010
    This is a great collection of some of the best piobaireachds you could play. Simply the only piobaireachd book that you will ever need
  • L&M Hide Bag Great pipe bag, November 26th, 2010
    This pipe bag is one of the best and most reliable bags on the market today. It gives your instrument a vibrancy similar to sheepskin and it will last almost forever. My old pipe major has one that is still working after its fifteenth year of service. Simply the bag with the most value
  • Bannatyne Synthetic Pipe Bag with Zipper Good pipe bag, November 26th, 2010
    This pipe bag is a very good bag. It has a weight similar to leather and it requires almost no maintenance. It is easy to install, and it is airtight. A good purchase
  • Gannaway Highlander Dressing Great reviver, November 26th, 2010
    If you have a Gannaway bag, this seasoning will bring it back to airtight efficiency so it is just like new.
  • Chris Apps Chanter Reeds Plug and Play, November 26th, 2010
    These reeds work swimmingly in almost all chanters, especially McCallums, and give a bright and drone-complimenting sound. Great for solos. These reeds will give off lots of harmonics and over/under tones
  • Dunbar DB3 Bagpipes Champion bagpipes, November 26th, 2010
    These pipes have a very classic look and the classic pre-war Henderson sound. They will play a variety of drone reeds and they are not picky in this or any respect. Dunbar provides incredible costumer service. The ferrules, mounts, drone caps, and bushes are threaded for a very secure fit. If you to sound like a champion, buy Dunbar!
  • SFU Affirmation CD Great cd, November 26th, 2010
    Great sound from a great band. This is their concert before the Worlds in Glasgow, which they won that year.
  • Gannaway Hide Pipe Bag Great bag, November 26th, 2010
    This is a great bag. It is a little stiffer than sheepskin at the start but once the bag is broken in, it is one of the most comfortable bags you can play. This bag's design gives the player a lot of control with the chanter and gives your forearm a lot of free room to prevent lower arm pain. A good purchase!
  • Korg TM-40 Digital Tuner Metronome Great practicing tool, November 26th, 2010
    This unit is great for making absolutely sure that you are on the beat. This is good for new tunes so you can learn the tune\'s expression. The handy little tuner is great for quickly tuning and it is very accurate. A valuable tool at a great price
  • Kinnaird Carbon Fibre Drone Reeds - Bass Reed Only Actually it's a 7/5 rating, August 9th, 2011
    This bass drone reed is either the best or one of the best on the market. It has a bold, yet smooth tone. It has the kind of warm and big tone that you feel and it fills the room. It is my choice for solo work and I can't say enough good things about this reed
  • Sound Supreme Chanter Reeds Great Chanter reed, August 9th, 2011
    Great response, great scale, great air efficiency, great everything. It has a ringy High A and this reed is good in every respect.
  • MacPhee Chanter Reeds Great Reed, August 9th, 2011
    Reeds tend to start out a bit hard but once they break in they are amazing. Great bold sound. Hard to go wrong with these!
  • Chanter Tape A piping Necessity, August 9th, 2011
    Pipe chanter tape allows you to get your chanter from ok to perfect. An absolute must buy!
  • Gannaway Hide Pipe Bag with Zipper Great Bag!, August 9th, 2011
    Great feel, adds great vibrancy to the instrument, good fit to the player. Just an absolute great bag!
  • Blow Pipe Flapper Valve A must have!, August 9th, 2011
    This valve is the best valve for almost all blowpipes. Great value and it's easily replaced if anything happens to it. The materials used give the valve great durability and the valve is impervious to moisture. A good buy
  • Cobbler's Wax Great if you hemp a ot of pipes!, November 26th, 2010
    This wax is great for waxing the first few feet or so of hemp to make it stick to your joints. You can make your own waxed yellow hemp.
  • Ross Chanter Reeds Great reeds, November 26th, 2010
    This reed will make any chanter sound like a champion. This reed is especially good in McCallum chanters. The only thing that isn't amazing as far as these reeds go, is they need a little tweaking before they give you the best sound
  • Korg CM100L Contact Microphone Good for Korg tuners, November 26th, 2010
    This unit is good when used with Korg tuners. It eliminates most background noise so the tuner is more accurate.
  • Crozier Carbon Fibre Drone Reeds Good reeds, August 9th, 2011
    These reeds are the utmost in start up and go. These reeds produce a slightly buzzy tone. These reeds are very reliable and easy to set up.
  • MG Synthetic Drone Reeds Good reeds, August 9th, 2011
    These would be a great reed for the typical band player. Big tone. They are easy to set up and get going. Very little adjustment is needed with these reeds.
  • Omega Drone Reeds Great Adjustability, August 9th, 2011
    These reeds have the largest range of adjust-ability on the market. You can change almost anything on these reeds so you can get exactly the tone you want. These reeds tend to be a bit buzzy in most sets of pipes. Due to the large number of adjustment points, I would recommend these reeds to the more experienced players
  • Selbie Drone Reeds The Ultimate reed for beginning pipers, August 9th, 2011
    These reeds require barely any adjustment and little to no maintenance. These reeds are great for the beginning pipers and all you have to do is plug em in to your pipes
  • Selbie Drone Reeds Good Practice Chanter reeds, August 9th, 2011
    Plug and play. Not much more to say than that
  • If you the trouble free maintenance of a synthetic bag but the heavier feel of a hide bag, you want this pipe bag no questions about it
  • Airstream Mouthpiece Good buy to prevent raspberries, August 10th, 2011
    If you have an issue of keeping a good seal on your current mouthpiece this is the product for you. It is ergonomic, it fits your mouth very well and the piece is free blowing.
  • Bannatyne Bottle Trap Moisture Control Good for slightly wet blowers, August 10th, 2011
    A good purchase for users of synthetic bags that do not offer a lot of built in moisture control. If you are an extremely wet blower, this wont fully solve your problem but for most pipers, it is just the right fit