Bagpipe Reeds and Accessories

IN ADDITION TO PIPES,

We carry a FULL RANGE of bagpipe accessories - seasoning (Airtight, of course), waxed hemp, reed protectors, KINTAIL practice chanters, chanter tape, cobbler's wax, bore oil and brushes, reed files, reed adjustment kits, reeds, reeds, reeds, Airstream blowsticks, Universal Blowsticks, replacement mouthpieces, silk cords, bag covers in red, green, black, or blue with gold or silver fringe AND zippers, yada-yada-yada, humidifiers, corks, and just about anything for pipes! Call or email for details. We'll be happy to special order anything you need.

Please be patient as we've recently had a serious computer crash and it will take some time before all the information is reloaded

NEW! NEW!

from THE BORE DOCTOR, the BEST bore oil for your bagpipe. Specially formulated for woodwind instruments by a professional biochemist, this is NOT the usual thinned-out mineral oil, but a careful blend of natural oils that really feeds the wood and prevents checking. This oil is a MUST for antique pipes, and especially recommended for pipes with a 'polish finish' - i.e., no varnish. Used monthly on your stocks and blowstick, three or four times a year on your bores, this oil will keep your pipe in tip-top condition for years to come.

$7.95 per vial - and worth it!

Also now available: GrenadOil - a synthetic African Blackwood oil - $22.50 per vial

 

 

The BeckValve, from Robin Beck - an innovative water trap/valve system that WORKS for all synthetic bags! It simply slips into the bottom of your blowstick stock (as shown left) without muss or fuss. Remove your flapper valve from the blowstick, and you're ready to go!

Not recommended for use in hide bags - unless you go easy on seasoning!

only $32.95

RENAISSANCE WAX - if you see me at the games you'll hear my spiel about this stuff. Developed at the British Museum, this fine-grade microcrystalline wax is the BEST way to protect the outside of your bagpipes, especially pipes with no finish on them (like our Kintail Chalice models, Naill, Ian Murray, or other makes). Really. It's expensive at $16.95 for the 65ml tin, or get the larger 200 ml tin for only $29.95 (that's three times more wax) but hell, a small tin will last several years even if you use it on your furniture, your armour, your sword, dirk, and sgian blades, your shoes and belts - it's the best protective coating for just about anything - you can even use it on silver to help prevent tarnish! Seriously, RENAISSANCE will feed the wood of your pipes and help prevent checking, at the same time keeping a nice warm sheen on the wood. We've used it for years and we've NEVER had cracking problems! This is the wax we include with EVERY set of pipes we sell.

HEMP ET CETERA

REED FILE - $4.95; WATER TRAP - fits down the blowstick stock, easy to install and adjust - $89.95; BLACK WAXED HEMP - $5.95; COBBLER'S WAX - $4.95; REAL HEMP - $5.95; FALSE STOCK - $16.95; flap valve - $4.95; chanter tape (non-slip, easy to remove) $2.95; BRUSHES - $12.95/pair; REGULAR MOUTHPIECES 3"-6" - $17.95

Call me about anything else you may need!

PIPER'S PALS

A new line of excellent products from Rob Kinnaird, these reed protection and moisture systems are effective and will make your life a lot easier! The PIPER'S PAL REED PROTECTOR will keep your chanter reed in top form, ready-to-play, $44.95; the original PIPER'S PAL will keep four reeds humidified and ready to plug-and-play, $32.95, now in a flat case configuration; additional four-reed chambers for the original Pal are $6.95, and recharge sets (suggested annually) are $5.95; and the PIPER'S PAL BAND MATE will store up to forty reeds for your band, $44.95


BADGES- BADGES - BADGES! Not a fad but a GREAT idea - personal badges for your band's bag covers. Hand embroidered gold bullion badges made to your design can really spiff up your look. Send us a graphic and we'll make them up! Priced from about $15-40 each, they can also be sold to band fans. Volume discounts available for pipe bands with minimum orders.Also available, custom made PIPE BANNERS - the perfect gift for your pipey; a great 'thank you' for a corporate sponsor; or just REALLY beautiful on your bass drone, these banners can be made up in any design and colour combination. Hand embroidered in gold and silver bullion, they are made by the firm who make them for the British Army. Call or email for details. If you don't have a design, we will be happy to do one for you! See more at BADGES


Kangaroo Pipe Bags

Just like yer granny used to play - not really, but a great bag from Oz - chrome tanned like an L&M elk, but shaped more like a Gannaway. Uses a small amount of Robertson's for moisture control

$249.95

These normally come with precut holes. If you want one uncut, it will have to be ordered and will take three months as a separate export license is required for each bag from the Australian Government

 

L&M PIPE BAGS in elk - the time-proven choice for most players. Low-maintenance, no leaks, plays well in any climate and lasts and lasts - I played one for nineteen years! Then I put on a new one! It's still going ten years later! Available in 3/4 (goose), small (9"), 'sausage' (9" x29")regular (10-1/2"), large (11"), and extra-large (12") sizes - $169.95 all hide bags come with wedges and waxed dacron tie-in cord.
MARK BENNETT SHEEPSKIN AND GOATSKIN BAGS - the better bagg!!! a proven product, one bag at a time thank you very much no replacements needed due to faulty workmanship - and they play well to boot! Don't believe what anybody says about a Ministry of Defence contract, THERE ISN'T ONE. 10-1/2" and 11" - $319.95 - ORDER ONLY, WE USUALLY GET THEM IN UNDER A MONTH

ROSS CANISTER SYNTHETIC PIPE BAGS: played to victory at the '98 World's by Victoria Police, now played by Bill Livingstone, Willie MacCallum, Ringo Bowen, and many others, including myself! The Ross canister bag now comes with a zipper closure. The new sueded fabric is more breathable than ever and the collars have a more positive seal on the stocks with less pressure on the wood. THE ROSS ZIPPER BAG IS NOW THE STANDARD BAG OFFERED WITH ALL BAGPIPES SOLD BY CUILLINN CRAFT. Available in small, medium, large, and 'Livingstone' (a sausage style bag with the drones and blowstick set forward). ZIPPER CANISTER bags - $329.95; ZIPPER BAGS WITHOUT CANISTER - $259.95
The GANNAWAY PIPE BAG - NEW from New Zealand - The GANNAWAY cowhide pipe bag, pre-formed with swan neck and precut holes, ready to tie in! Comes with instruction book, tie-in cord, pre-treatment, and initial bottle of seasoning, (as shown right)$229.95; HIGHLANDER glycerine-based seasoning, 8 oz. bottle (good for at least 4-6 mos. under normal use conditions) $18.95. This bag has had very good reception on the East Coast and is sure to be popular here on the Left Coast, too. Glued seams, guaranteed for two years, good shape and chanter position make this one a winner! In stock now - MEDIUM size; orders for small and large sizes take about a week to get here from NZ. Also available with zipper and grommets - $299.95

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PIPE CASES

WE ARE NO LONGER CARRYING THE HARD SHELL FLIGHT CASES, AS OUR SOURCE HAS DRIED UP

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A SOURCE FOR GOOD, HARD, PROTECTIVE PIPE CASES THAT DON'T COST AN ARM AND A LEG. MEANWHILE...

 

soft black leather carrying case with zip pockets, roomy and perfect for a day at the Games

$189.95

 

 

FOR THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF FINE BAGPIPES ZERO™ PIPE CASES - THE ULTIMATE BAGPIPE CASE - $729.95 and up depending on customising

UNIVERSAL BLOWPIPE - Yes, kiddies, we finally got some of these little beauties,and, if you're into 'high-tech' piping products, this is the baby for you. Tight-sealing ball joint, easy-to-replace flapper valve, fully combed and beaded blowstick, user-friendly oval mouthpiece with a lip like a pipe stem (!), 'ergonomically sound' (that means it FITS) - what more could you ask for? Somebody (Colin Winstanley) finally got their headbone working! It's a STEAL at $109.95. IN STOCK IN 10", 10-1/2", 11",11-1/2"AND 12"SIZES. Currently played by Jim MacGillivray and other top players!

PIPE CORDS

In solid or multi colour silk - shown are a few of our stock colours and combinations.

Single colour - $59.95

Bi-colour- $64.95

Multi - $69.95

These are top-quality, made in the UK, real silk, not cheap rayon from the sub-continent!

VELVETEEN BAG COVERS

Cotton velveteen, metal fringe, with a zip - this is our standard bag cover, fits up to 11" hide bag or a medium Ross (with some work!). Low slip factor and good fit, in red, green, black, or dark blue with gold or silver fringe.

$54.95

PREMIUM VELVET COVERS

Larger than our standard cover, with self- or contrasting colour cloth fringe, these are made from top-quality cotton velvet in Scotland. Several shades available in each colour.

$59.95

with zip - $64.95

 

ROSS BAG COVERS

- now available -

Custom made to fit the Ross sealed or canister bag, this cover features a contoured neck, zipper, and larger stock collars to fit the hose clamps without tearing. Made from expensive imported velvet ($37/yard) with gold, silver, self, or contrasting fringe. The perfect fit for your Ross bag. Bags available in maroon, black, navy, or hunter green to fit small, medium or large Ross bags. For custom colours or patterns (hmmm...how about that Mad Cow computer pattern???) contact us.

$79.95

in tartan, $119.95

 

For you purists out there, we carry:

LUMSDEN cane drone reeds with inverted bass, $34.95/set (while they last)

Inverted bass reed only, $14.95 (only a few left)

 

 

CANE practice chanter reeds, $14.95

Plastic PC reeds by Mark Bennett(white) or Williams(red) $6.95

Our own pipe chanter reeds - now made by Greg Wilson. Very short supply and much in demand, every one a winner! Each reed is handmade and adjusted by the maker for optimum tone and volume - all from an easy-to-medium reed!

$15.95 each; no discounts.

WARNING: Do NOT overblow these reeds; steady blowing and care will give you excellent results for many months from ONE of these reeds! Careful use of a mandrel will prolong reed life as well.

Chris Apps' G3 reeds - a great chanter reed! $18.95 each, CNC machined blades are identical and perfect!












'SOUND SUPREME CHANTER REEDS by P/M John Elliot of Peel Police- $15.95 each, $75/half dozen, $140/dozen. A molded reed that really performs










CROZIER Carbon or Cane Tongue Drone Reeds

$129.95

KINNAIRD CARBON-FIBRE DRONE REEDS

Another innovative drone reed design, this time from Rob Kinnaird. A very close copy of the 'Rocket' reed with similar characteristics.

$149.95


DUE TO A LACK OF COMMUNICATION AND SUPPLY

WYGENT REEDS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SHOULD THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AGAIN

WE WILL LET YOU KNOW

email to pipey@netwiz.net or call 510-569-1689 for prices on custom order items

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All images on this site used with permission from Tamarsha B.V. / Twice Blown Music and Sharp and Co Bagpipe Makers LTD