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Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case  

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Kitchen Pipes - The ultimate in piping fun! This versatile economical instrument can be used for practicing on your own, playing at parties, or just ...Read More

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Deluxe practice chanter and set of small pipes in one!

Kitchen Pipes - The ultimate in piping fun! This versatile economical instrument can be used for practicing on your own, playing at parties, or just plain Piping Fun!

This set of Kitchen Pipes is a fine musical instrument with a rich sound. While not as loud as the Highland bagpipes, they have a firm and dignified presence. They are constructed of Delrin and come with a synthetic pipe bag and velveteen bag cover. There is a water trap built into the blowpipe. Reeds are Walsh Practice chanter reeds, these are used in the drones and chanter. A long Pipers' Choice practice chanter is used with this set. The top half of the practice chanter is used as the blowpipe, while the bottom is used as the chanter. This offers you two instruments in one, a great practice chanter, and a great set of smallpipes.

FEATURES
  • Polypenco pipes
  • Synthetic pipe bag
  • Walsh practice chanter reeds in the drones and chanter
  • Comes with long Pipers' Choice practice chanter
  • Soft padded carrying case

Not as loud as highland pipes, but with a firm and dignified presence. Call or click for your set today.

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Pipers' ChoiceKitchen Pipes with Soft Case
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best pipes for the money

I have listened to pipe music and Celtic music my entire life. I have a background in woodwind instruments, including the great-pipes chanter and uilleann-pipes chanter, but this was my first real exposure...Read complete review

I have listened to pipe music and Celtic music my entire life. I have a background in woodwind instruments, including the great-pipes chanter and uilleann-pipes chanter, but this was my first real exposure to a complete mouth-blown set. I?m currently working in the Middle East, and these pipes are completely unaffected by the dry and hot environments to which they?re exposed. They arrived in seven short days, and I appreciate greatly that Musician?s Friend covered the cost of shipping to an APO. It took me all of 2 minutes to tune the drones and mark the joints with tape for reference, and about 15 minutes to figure out how to manage the bag and airflow; any questions I had were answered by the instructional CD (which sounds like a transcription from an old tape recording, but we can live with that). The chanter?s scale and tuning I verified with electronic tuners, as well as matching the tones on the instructional CD. My bag is synthetic instead of leather, which, even though contrary to the description, was a huge relief, as the synthetic bag needs no conditioning, and has a nice, dark-blue corduroy covering. My chanter?s lower-half looks just like the Dunbar M2K or a McCallum PC4 Practice Chanter instead of the belled-sole chanter in the picture, which I think looks better-than the one in the picture. I was piping within an hour of unpacking these pipes. I like the option of making a practice chanter by simply joining the chanter tube to the blowpipe. I like the countersunk finger holes in the chanter as well. It?s also comforting to know that the pipes use easily-available, inexpensive reeds. I think the adapter valve was a stroke of genius because now there?s no need to carry a separate and discreet practice chanter around. The book that came with it is CD is very easy to understand, and would be very helpful to get anyone started piping. My ONLY complaint is that after about 10 days of piping at 3 or 4 hours per session, the chanter developed a tendency to want to fall out of its bore, but this was quickly remedied with a small piece of masking tape. I?m amazed at the tonal quality of the drones as well as of the chanter; it gets rave reviews whether played indoors or out. These kitchen pipes deliver in spades their promise to be fun, all-weather, all-climate, extremely low-maintenance, no-fuss, no-muss pipes. To me, this is an acceptable trade-off with the difference in tone between wood and polypenco. I absolutely love these pipes, and a buddy of mine, whose wife is into Irish dance, bought a set of his own after listening to me play on mine and I showed him the features. I would recommend these pipes to anyone. This is the best musical value, the most musical fun I ever had. I absolutely LOVE these pipes!

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hard to tune

easy to play with in minutes , but tuning the drones and chanter a challenge.

easy to play with in minutes , but tuning the drones and chanter a challenge.

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5.0

Has become an Old Friend

By Pops

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Performance
    • Practice

    Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

    Purchased my set roughly 10 years ago. Came with a Dunbar PC. They have traveled all over the Western US with me, and never let me down. After a time tuning is quick and easy. Whether in a Pub, the lobby of a funeral home, or at home with the family, they are the perfect indoor pipe for me.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality pipes: takes some patience

    By Some random dude

    from NOLA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

          Getting yourself aquainted with the amount of air and pressure needed for these particular pipes takes some time, but they really seem to be high quality. I've ben hoodwinked by sub par pipes before, and I was a bit weary when purchasing these because of the cheaper price. But these are really "straight out of the box" playing pipes. The chanter seems legit too.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          hard to tune

          By goldie

          from ky

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            easy to play with in minutes , but tuning the drones and chanter a challenge.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best pipes for the money

            By Mesopotamicus

            from [overseas]

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            I have listened to pipe music and Celtic music my entire life. I have a background in woodwind instruments, including the great-pipes chanter and uilleann-pipes chanter, but this was my first real exposure to a complete mouth-blown set. I?m currently working in the Middle East, and these pipes are completely unaffected by the dry and hot environments to which they?re exposed. They arrived in seven short days, and I appreciate greatly that Musician?s Friend covered the cost of shipping to an APO. It took me all of 2 minutes to tune the drones and mark the joints with tape for reference, and about 15 minutes to figure out how to manage the bag and airflow; any questions I had were answered by the instructional CD (which sounds like a transcription from an old tape recording, but we can live with that). The chanter?s scale and tuning I verified with electronic tuners, as well as matching the tones on the instructional CD. My bag is synthetic instead of leather, which, even though contrary to the description, was a huge relief, as the synthetic bag needs no conditioning, and has a nice, dark-blue corduroy covering. My chanter?s lower-half looks just like the Dunbar M2K or a McCallum PC4 Practice Chanter instead of the belled-sole chanter in the picture, which I think looks better-than the one in the picture. I was piping within an hour of unpacking these pipes. I like the option of making a practice chanter by simply joining the chanter tube to the blowpipe. I like the countersunk finger holes in the chanter as well. It?s also comforting to know that the pipes use easily-available, inexpensive reeds. I think the adapter valve was a stroke of genius because now there?s no need to carry a separate and discreet practice chanter around. The book that came with it is CD is very easy to understand, and would be very helpful to get anyone started piping. My ONLY complaint is that after about 10 days of piping at 3 or 4 hours per session, the chanter developed a tendency to want to fall out of its bore, but this was quickly remedied with a small piece of masking tape. I?m amazed at the tonal quality of the drones as well as of the chanter; it gets rave reviews whether played indoors or out. These kitchen pipes deliver in spades their promise to be fun, all-weather, all-climate, extremely low-maintenance, no-fuss, no-muss pipes. To me, this is an acceptable trade-off with the difference in tone between wood and polypenco. I absolutely love these pipes, and a buddy of mine, whose wife is into Irish dance, bought a set of his own after listening to me play on mine and I showed him the features. I would recommend these pipes to anyone. This is the best musical value, the most musical fun I ever had. I absolutely LOVE these pipes!

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            4.0

            Great for beginners

            By Jtaggie320

            from Texas

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            First time piper, never picked up a chanter before. These were very easy to tune and pick up on quickly. Sound great for the price and sure beats trying to start with an expensive full set. Cons are that the included lessons are a little out of date and the mouth piece bore seems to be slightly bigger than the chanter so I have to constantly apply and remove teflon tape to get a snug fit when I want to practice with just the chanter

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Durable

            By Louis-mekwe

            from Pennsylvania

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            if your wife can't stand the practice chanter then these might the better alternative. They're by no means up to public performance standards of other parlor/kitchen pipes but they're very durable, dependable and just downright fun to play. I take them with me just about everywhere and use them when I need to get a truer sense of the music (unachievable with a squawking chanter). I also use them when I have to practice several of sets and they're small enough that I don't get "blown" and yet still get that intimate understanding of the embelishments, timing, cuts and holds while handling a somewhat bulky bag and avoiding the inadvertent cheating of "spit stopping" as I may do with a chanter. As a side note, I occassionally take them into my son's preschool and entertain the kiddies. They've held up well to the curious but destructive tendencies of 3 year olds yet the volume is soft enought that it doesn't scare them.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent value

            By MadPIper1963

            from Wilmington, DE

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            I've been taking lessons for about 4 months. My instructor suggested some practice pipes. These are a great deal. The are fairly simple to tune, with a little patience, and they sound great. Much quieter than the Highland Pipes. Very easy to maintain also.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A badass set of pipes for a rediculously wee price

            By hellboundtrain

            from far away

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            An awsome value for the price. The polypenco drones sound great! They play at a very reasonable indoor volume, this works great when I play pub gigs with other instruments or when not trying to disturb the neighbors during practice. They have a really full warm sound. The only beef I have is with the chanter, it sucks...plain and simple. It is as if they didn't put any effort into it at all. I could make a better one with a roll of toilet paper and some crazy glue. The very high quality of the rest of the pipes makes the poor design & manufacturing of the chanter stick out even more. If it were not for the lack of a good chanter this set of wee pipes would be a solid 10. I plug in my practice chanter (DunbarM2K) and it sounds freakin awsome! I rarely pick up my $700 small pipes any more. I play these all the time! Overall a great big quality sound for a small chunk outta my wallet.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Poor Paddy

            from Auburn, NY

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            I received my pipes in the mail on a Wednesday. I've never played or even picked up a set before. Despite my set having come without the tutorial supplies, I managed to get them inflated, tuned, and I've learned a ton in just a few days.These are so good that I feel like I'm actually playing pipes -- not just learning them. This is a really great set for the beginning who doesn't want to shell out a ton to find out if they want to play, and for getting your bearings.

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            5.0

            Magic!

            By Bill-lVe86

            from Saint John, NB

            Comments about Pipers' Choice Kitchen Pipes with Soft Case:

            A great instrument at a great price!

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