Pipehacker Project: The Handy Reed Humidifier

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bagpipes, and the accessories that go along with them, have changed little over the last 100 years or more. The way we set up and care for our…

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Pipehacker Project: The Reed-Hack Survival Pack

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Highland bagpipers need to be versed in all the skills to sound their best. In the true Pipehacker tradition, here is a sporran-sized, exquisitely portable survival kit for reedsmithing and manipulation. Make your own pipe-hacked, miniaturized versions of the tools you need for reed-hacking while practicing or fine tuning before performance time.

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Top Pipehacker Project in 2013: The Piper’s Perfect Pressure Gauge

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The bagpiping world seems to be divided up into two groups: 1) The denizens of bagpipe internet forums who are sure manometers, i.e., tubes filled with water, will…

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The Ebay Bagpiper: Devil Drone Reeds

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wherein Pipehacker purchases and test drives assorted bagpipe junk from ebay—so you don’t have to. If you spend any time sorting through the bagpipe offerings on Ebay you’ve…

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Pipehacker Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Vintage Bagpiping Bundle

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Today’s Highland bagpiper has never had more media and music at their fingertips. The internet, expanding interest, and the number of live events all feed one another to…

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