Got a set of Pakistani pipes you’d like to unload for cheap?
Hey, all! New here…classical silver flute player of 38 years, Irish flute for about 7, having a blast jamming with my rock and roll/jazz/Irish/otherwise mixed up band, working full time at a local radio station in beautiful southern Colorado. I guess that about sums it up. Nice ta "meet" ya.
Okay, here’s my story. I’ve wanted to pick up the uilleann pipes for oh, 10 years or so, finally scraped up enough gauche to order a David Daye practice set, and am so excited I can hardly stand it. BUT…I have to wait until July 2013 to get my hot little sweaty hands on them.
So now what I’m thinking is, well, how about acquiring a second-hand set of those el-cheapo Pakistani pipes that everyone’s always ranting about, learning the "plumbing" on those, and then I’ll have a jump-start on the learning curve when I get the "real" ones from David. AND, I’ll have a set of pipes that I don’t care about that I can tear apart and tinker with.
I don’t particularly care about intonation, volume, or any of that stuff since I won’t be playing with anyone else for awhile. My poor, long-suffering husband can go take refuge at the nearest coffee house while I’m making dying duck noises. And I know quite well that there’s nothing like playing on a poor quality instrument to make one appreciate playing on a fine one, so I kind of know what I’m getting myself into.
So, that said, anybody got a crap set of Pakistani pipes they’d like to get rid of for super cheap? Maybe $100 or less? If they make noise, I’m interested.
Oh, and you’re absolutely welcome to tell me that I’m insane. I’m used to that 🙂
Sorry about the long post, and thanks for reading!