The Bagpipe Gear Hack

Friday, January 29, 2016
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If you’re like me, your pipe case is packed to the gills with stuff. But when do you really need it all? Most tinkering on the bagpipes takes…

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Pipehacker Pro Tip: Hotel Card Chanter Tape

Friday, January 8, 2016
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The modern competitive bagpiper can become quite the connoisseur of hotel rooms and beds. International competition and even the local US circuit will have a piper and his…

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Pipehacker Project: The Handy Reed Humidifier

Friday, June 19, 2015
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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
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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
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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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