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September 2009
McCallum AB8 Pipes

Last Month's Survey Question:
What kind of Chanter Reed do you play?
Ross- 23%
Gilmour- 10%
Apps- 8%
Megarity- 1%
McPhee- 10%
Sound Supreme (Elliot)- 9%
McAllister (Troy)- 10%
Warnock- 9%
Warmac- 1%
Other- (including Soutar, Higgins, McCann, Shepherd) 39%

This Month's Survey Question:
If you could get a brand new set of pipes and cost wasn't an issue, what would you get?
Answer the Question

(Note: Survey is only able to accept the first 100 responses.)

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Product Reviews
Mark Saul Tuner

Mark Saul Bagpipe Tuner
"I have read many reviews and a friend of mine has one of these. It is a have-to-have for every piper. The only down side is it's pricy and not in many people's budget. But you do get what you pay for, saves a lot of time on getting your tone 'exact'. Can't wait to have one of my own!"

Bannatyne Hide Synthetic Pipe Bag
"This is an excellent bag! Feels like a good hide bag but has the ease of a zipper so you can get inside and use whatever moisture control device you wish. The sizes are great too, very comfortable."

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SFU Worlds 2009 Champions

Congratulations to the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band of Canada on winning the 2009 World Pipe Band Championships!
This is the second year in a row that the SFU has won. Check out their CDs and other pipe band music.

More from the Worlds 2009

October 12 Thanksgiving Day- We will be closed.

November 11 Remembrance Day Services

This Month's Video Clip:
This clip features Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy with his take on being Scottish.
Danny Bhoy

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Featured Article
Deger II Electronic Chanter

Deger II Electronic Chanter

The Deger II Electronic Chanter is a great way to practice your tunes quietly.

It is the same size and has the same finger spacing as a long practice chanter. You can connect headphones, or speakers directly into the Deger so that you can play for yourself or for others. It is possible to connect the phones output to an amplifier or stereo as well. It has the authentic bagpipe sound including drones generated by wavetable sound synthesis. The crystal oscillator and microprocessor control provide a perfectly tuned chanter scale and drones. You can adjust the pitch so that you can play along with other instruments. The drones volume is variable and can be switched off. You can also switch between the sounds of Highland Pipes and Small Pipes. An extended chromatical scale is available so you can play tunes which you can not play on a real pipe chanter. There is a metronome integrated within the chanter.

The MIDI output allows you to use it with other MIDI equipment.

One battery will give you up to 100 playing hours. After a minute of no activity, it will shut itself off.

The new design of the Deger II has better sensors and better sound quality. There are no restrictions to using MIDI and phones at the same time. You can also play Vibrato.

The chanter contains everything you need including the batteries (2 AAA). Earphones are included as well.

Deger II Electronic Chanter


Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
Phone: 306-249-2939