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  • Drone Extenders

    $ 40.00
    An easy and simple way to get your pipe to tune to concert pitch.  These devices extend the reed seat from the end of each drone to lengthen the whole drone and flatten it from pipe band pitch to concert.  Add in a Bb chanter and you're able to quickly convert your pipe and be able to play with concert instruments.
  • Look good with some old time style.  Add the final touch to your highland outfit and keep great time into the bargain.  These stylish silver watches come with a variety of Celtic cover designs including Thistle, Claddagh, Thiskell, Knot, Lion and Stag.  The precision mechanical movement is visible through the clear face and the watch includes a smooth rotating second hand. Each watch comes with a fob chain with a T-bar end to enable easy attachment to your waistcoat or jacket button hole and is covered by a 12 month guarantee.
  • External Speaker

    $ 45.00
    This simple and stylish little speaker really packs a punch.  We know that the vast majority of people who purchase electronic chanters, do so for the ability to play unheard while practising.  So why, we hear you ask, would we want a speaker?  Well, if like us, there are times when you do need other people to hear what you are playing, then this little gadget is the ducks guts.  Whether playing in with others, teaching a student or just sick of playing for hours with headphones or ear buds on, this little speaker is so versatile.
    • MINI BODY & MULTI FUNCTION: Brand new design with a compact body to let you go anywhere with it; Small size and light weight to carry, you could put it in your pocket, bag, brief case etc.
    • TRANSPARENT DESIGN: Premium appearance with built-in L-ion battery supports for playing up to 8 hrs with single charge of 45 mins; Power saving mode added, auto turn-off in 5 mins if no active use
    • IMPRESSIVE CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND: Ultra portable size contains super capacity, 2W loud and great sound quality.
    • GREAT COMPATIBILITY: Can be used with any chanter model and also great for your phone or tablet
    • EASY & QUICK TO USE: Unique line-in "wireless" concept, plug in and play in under 2 seconds
    • CARRY POUCH INCLUDED: so that your speaker can be protected from bumps and scrapes.
  • The Piper's Ultimate Reed Poker lets you bring new life to older reeds. Check the out the video below to see the poker up close and to see how it can save you time, effort, and money by improving your sound and extending the life of your reeds.
    • You use it to save your pipe chanter reed when it starts to get too easy, chirps, squeals, or starts to sound sharp and thin.
    • As you break in a new reed, it gets easier and more efficient. But the cane can get too soft -- this is where the reed poker comes in.
    • A small adjustment (we're talking 1/1000ths of an inch) to the metal staple inside the reed can bring a reed back to life, extending the playable life of the reed and giving you a brighter, crisper, stronger, more stable sound.
    • The only way to do this is to open up a reed from the inside with a reed poker. It's easy to do -- if you have the right tool.
    • Easy-to-use. Totally intuitive.
    • The number one reason pipers need to get a new reed is that their previous reed gets too easy. The poker will bring those reeds back to playable strength.
    • Top pipers know that some of the very best reeds are those that have been played and broken in and then poked to bring out the brightest and best tone.
    The Piper's Ultimate Reed Poker is a must-have if you want to have a world-class bagpipe sound. It will bring your reeds back to life and it will save you hundreds of dollars that you'd otherwise spend on new reeds.
  • GHB fingering, great whistle sound

    Carbony Great Highland Whistle

    $ 315.00$ 340.00

    Play a whistle like it's a bagpipe!

    Pipers, ever been down the pub with a session in full swing but feeling on the out because pipes are just too big for the room?  Too over-powering for the other instruments? Got a bag of jigs and reels that would sound excellent on a whistle but you haven't learnt the whistle fingerings? Wouldn't it be great if all those hours spent learning tunes on your pipe could be brought to bare and earn you a beer or ten. Well, now you can.  Carbony™ Celtic Winds has produced the Great Highland Whistle.  It has eight hole fingering and a scale identical to that of the Great Highland Chanter. It's tuned to concert pitch and available in keys of A440, B, Bb and D. The whistle has a range of two octaves giving further range for tunes that would normally not be playable on a pipe.  And the leading tone means pipe tunes with lots of bottom hand will sound great. Each whistle is constructed from Carbon Fiber with an engraved aluminum fipple (mouthpiece) and marbled ebonite tip. All Carbony™ Great Highland Whistles come with a lifetime warranty.
  • The Tone Protector is a complete reed storage and maintenance system that keeps your chanter reed at constant humidity level to ensure consistent, optimal reed performance. The Tone Protector is designed to help you immediately improve your bagpipe sound by giving you:
    • more consistent sound from day to day
    • more stable pitch
    • greater precision of tuning
    • longer lasting reeds
    • clearer sound
    and a pipe that is more efficient and easier to tune and to play. Includes:
    • 1 x Tone Protector: Digital Chanter Cap with Two-Way Humidity control
    • 2 x  Humidity Control Packs (Pre-Calibrated 84% & 75% R.H.)
    • 1 x How to Get A World-Class Bagpipe Sound Handbook
    • 1 x Personalized One-On-ONE Support to help you reach your Bagpipe Tone Goals
    Features:
    • Dual-layer reed protector with two-way humidity control
    • Digital hygrometer and thermometer with large, easy-to-read LCD display
    • Extra large knurled locking thumb screw
    • Two-way humidity control technology adds or removes moisture as needed to maintain a precisely controlled, specifically-chosen humidity level
    Designed, tested, and built by Jori Chisholm, founder of BagpipeLessons.com and creator of the Bagpipe Gauge and the Piper’s Ultimate Reed Poker. Over the last three years, Jori has designed and tested the world’s first digital reed protector with two-way humidity control. Pipers from around the world have played it and with great results. The Tone Protector. Protect your sound.
  • The RedWood drone reed has been designed and created by Xavier and Jakez Boderiou. They are a cross-over between the traditional cane reeds and synthetic reeds. The body of the reed in padouk (african red wood) allows for maximum absorption and stability. The glass fibre tongues for the tenors and carbon fibre tongue for the bass drone require low maintenance. Each set of RedWood reeds are tested on several instruments in order to ensure compatibility with your bagpipe.
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  • The HBT-3 Bagpipe tuner is small compact digital tuner ideal for the individual piper. It features a large LCD display that shows the note being detected, it’s frequency, it’s pitch position and if the tuner is calibrated (meaning setting the reference position to ‘0’ so when a note is in tune the needle moves to the centre position) the LCD screen changes to green. To tune your bagpipes with the HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner,  sound Low A, calibrate the tuner to the frequency your Low A is displaying on the screen by moving the up/ down arrows, then start fine tuning your chanter and drones. When a note is flat or sharp the needle will be either side of the ‘0’ position, when in tune the LCD will glow green. It’s that easy! Additionally, the HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner has an adjustable needle speed so if a reed is misbehaving and hard its hard to maintain a steady pitch, the adjustment programs a tolerance to slow down the needle speed. Learn more below. One of the great advantages of using a HBT-3 Bagpipe tuner is being able to set up your own chanter before playing with other pipers. Simply ask the lead piper what pitch they’re tuning to, key the number into the HBT-3 and start tuning your own chanter before the event. A great time saver!
  • Bagpipe Gauge

    $ 145.00
    Do you want to know how to achieve that rich, harmonic, rock steady, precisely-tuned, world-class bagpipe sound? Steady bag pressure. Every top piper knows that great bagpipe tone begins with steady blowing.
    The Bagpipe Gauge is easy to use and intuitive. It gives you precise, instant, and continuous visual feedback.
    The Bagpipe Gauge is completely portable and takes just seconds to attach.The Bagpipe Gauge will completely change the way you think about blowing your pipes.The Bagpipe Gauge is a revolutionary tool that quickly teaches you how to blow your pipes strong and steady.
  • City of Brisbane Pipe Band, a local Brisbane community band, has just launched their second album, Barefoot Through Brisbane. Named after the band’s signature piping tune and title track, Barefoot includes a broad mix of genres, including folk covers of classic rock songs like ‘House of the Rising Sun’ and traditional Scottish and Celtic favourites – yes, we’ve included every piper’s most dreaded request, ‘Amazing Grace’ – featuring pipes, drums and brass. Tracks were recorded in various locations around Brisbane City, and mixed and produced locally thanks to a Queensland Gambling Fund grant. All proceeds from the album’s sale will go towards supporting this local group’s future activities and performances, helping to keep Brisbane’s cultural offerings vibrant and diverse. The album is dedicated to piping veteran Charles Elliott, who has been an enthusiastic and active band member for more than 45 years. Charlie plays a number of solos and sings on the album, and is the glue that holds the band together. City of Brisbane Pipe Band is a not-for-profit community group that was formed in 1950, and proudly wears the McNeill of Barra tartan in honour of its founding and long-serving Pipe Major, Ian McNeill. The band plays a number of gigs for the community each year, and is an active part of the local piping community, competing in Grade 4 at competitions up and down Australia’s east coast. Led by current Pipe Major Peter Hurwood and Drum Sergeant David Spotswood, the band has around 20 active pipers and drummers, and were joined on this CD by guest artists Pipe Major Wayne Kennedy, Sunnybank Brass, and a specially formed ceilidh band featuring jazz vocalist Merinda Dias-Jayasinha. Media contact for more info: contact Camille at camillelayt@gmail.com or on 0404 071 686. brisbanepipeband.com facebook.com/brisbanepipeband instagram.com/cityofbrispipeband Disclamimer: The Twisted Thistle is selling the CD on behalf of the band and takes no commission or other fee for this service. And, as always, shipping is free anywhere in Australia.
  • This double crossover drum sling, designed for tenor drummers, features a 2″ webb, Camlock buckle, triglide keeper and a full stainless steel retaining hardware. These sturdy slings are built with durability and comfort in mind–they’re designed to last. The double crossover design of this product will ensure maximum comfort while carting around your tenor drum.  

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