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Len Clark's Product Reviews

  • Kinnaird Kanister Moisture Control Very effective, October 12th, 2016
    The Kinnaird moisture control system is very simple to install and is the most effective moisture control system that I have tried. After extended blowing sessions there is no noticeable moisture inside the pipe bag and virtually none on the drone reeds. Concerns about moisture build up effecting reed performance during long playing sessions are practically eliminated when this system is installed. Maintenance of the system is easy (just follow the enclosed instructions). Any negatives such as increased weight (minimal), or system maintenance (also minimal)are greatly offset by the improvement in moisture control and the resulting benefit of more worry free playing. Highly recommend this product.
  • McCallum P4 Black Acetyl Bagpipes Fine Pipes, October 18th, 2016
    The McCallum P4 Black Acetyl Bagpipes that I recently purchased look and sound great. The assembled set includes a Ross pipe bag, Kinnaird Evolution drone reeds and a Kinnaird moisture control system. Assembly was quick and easy and the assembled pipes tune easily and sound as good as any pipes. Played along side a wonderful old set of Gillanders African Blackwood pipes it is hard to tell any difference. I would recommend these McCallums for anyone wishing to purchase a good looking, good sounding relatively economical set of pipes.
  • Kinnaird Kanister Moisture Control Very effective system, October 27th, 2016
    I have seen and used the Kinnaird Kanister Moisture Control System in both Ross bags and Banatyne hide/synthetic bags and am extremely impressed with its effectiveness at eliminating virtually any moisture build up in the bags, chanter or drones. The system is very easy to install and maintain as well. I am not a particularly wet blower,but I have engaged in extensive playing sessions; up to 30 minutes at a time and up to 2 plus hours over the course of a day, and at the end my system is still dry. Very impressed!
  • Achiltibuie Highland Reeds Quick Stop Drone Valves Good accessary, October 12th, 2016
    These drone valves significantly improve strike ins and cut offs. They also seem to create a more steady flow of air to the drones which aids in achieving and maintaining proper and constant tuning. They are simple to install (providing there is access to the inside of the pipe bag), and simple to adjust from the top of the drone stock with the proper screwdriver. All in all a worthwhile investment