Bellows-operated Scottish Smallpipes in the Key of A & D Combination
Four drone version, African blackwood with plain ferrules, imitation ivory drone tops and imitation ivory chanter sole. Supplied with hand-made leather bellows.
Every set comes complete with:
Hand made leather bellows; Synthetic pipe bag; velvet bag cover with velcro seal; synthetic drone reeds and cane chanter reed; and a 5 year, no quibble guarantee.
Fred Morrison Scottish Smallpipes are a beautifully crafted precision musical instrument with great sound quality. Smallpipes have a softer, mellower and sweeter sound than the Highland pipes, making them ideal for playing at home or in a group setting where volume might be an issue. The fingering technique is the same as the Highland pipes and they are increasingly popular with Highland pipers who wish to enrich their piping experience by trying something new.
Apart from the key note, the main difference between the A and D sets is the physical size of the chanter and the quality of sound. The key of A chanter is approximately the same size as a Highland pipe chanter, but the key of D chanter is much smaller and it will take most pipers time to adjust to the smaller size and spacing of the holes. You can hear sound samples and watch Fred talk about and play both keys below.