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9.2) Well, then, who makes them and what are they good for? (Electronic bagpipes)




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This article is from the Bagpipe FAQ, by Denise McNickle denisem@southwind.net with numerous contributions by others.

9.2) Well, then, who makes them and what are they good for? (Electronic bagpipes)

Two makes of electronic pipe have come up most often. The first is the
"Bazzpipe", made by Bazzell Cowan. The second is the G.H. Boyd Electronic
Bagpipe, made by G.H. Boyd. General opinion holds that electronic bagpipes can
be handy for practice, especially in cases where the player has to be quiet.
Electronic pipes can also be handy for beginning players who may be somewhat
limited in blowing strength, but who wish to spend more time on fingering
technique. Addresses follow:

      Bazzell Cowan                  G.H. Boyd Music Systems
      810 Hollybluff                 P.O. Box 608276
      Austin, TX  78753  USA         Chicago, IL  60660   USA
      (512) 836-3472                 (312) 274-4087

If you are closer to the U.K., you might try Charles Young. According to Don
Ward, he makes electronic versions of Highland, Northumbrian and Scottish
smallpipes. MIDI interfaces available:

Charles Young
The Smiddy, Middleton
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4RL
Scotland
Tel(UK): 0875 21997

Finally, the author has heard that Naill may make an electronic bagpipe.
Confirmation/denial and a point of contact would be appreciated.

 

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