Introducing Twist Trap Practice Pipes, a set of mouth-blown smallpipes incorporating a long practice chanter and two drones. They produce a softer more mellow tone in comparison to the Highland Bagpipes and pitch in the key of A (440Hz), a general tuning standard for many musical instruments. They are fun to play on their own or in a group setting along with other instruments.
A particularly innovative design aspect to the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes chanter top is the blow piece for moisture control. Moisture control is important for kids as they produce a lot more saliva than an adult when playing. This new moisture control design feature will become the standard top on the entire range of R. G. Hardie & Co plastic practice chanters.
“I have been playing a set and they are great fun, much better than practicing on a practice chanter,” said Alastair Dunn, Managing Director of R. G. Hardie & Co. “They will help beginners with the transition from chanter to pipes and understanding the importance of maintaining constant pressure when blowing.”
Features of the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes include:
Suitable for Pipers of all abilities
Key of A
Twist Trap Moisture Control
Long Practice Chanter
Bass and Tenor Drone
Synthetic Pipe Bag
Corduroy Bag Cover
Deluxe Carry Case
19 × 14.5 × 5 in
Shipping & Delivery
Delivery times are dependent on availability of items and the method of shipping requested.
We stock a variety of Small Pipes. If the item ordered is in stock at our store location, it will be shipped within 2 - 3 business days. If not, this item will ship in approximately 30 business days. Upon shipping, delivery time to your specific location is per Canada Post guidelines based on the Shipping method you requested.
You will be notified by email when your item is shipped or when it is available for pickup (Local).
If you require your product sooner, please place a comment in the Order Notes box during checkout or contact us directly at 403-286-1932. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
The Blair Digital Chanter creates incredibly realistic bagpipe, small pipe and practice chanter tones. The Blair practice chanter has been produced in a real piping recorded environment that emulates a perfectly pitched, beautifully set up bagpipe. The built in metronome has a library of eight authentic percussion beats. The chanter has eight holes to provide an authentic feel for practice or performance. It is available with Plain or Engraved alloy ferrule and sole.
Designed by double gold medalists and world champion pipers, Callum Beaumont and Alastair Dunn.
This chanter features smaller finger holes in comparison to the multi-prize winning Peter Henderson Blackwood Pipe Chanter and plays at a slightly higher pitch. It has been extensively tested in a synthetic and leather pipe bag set-up with a range of reeds and produces a rich, resonant bright sound with a solid Hi G for light music and piobaireachd playing.
This chanter builds on the success of the Peter Henderson Blackwood chanter and combined with Callum’s feedback and experience playing at the highest level of solo piping competition, we have designed a chanter for all abilities wishing to achieve a world class sound. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before undergoing a rigorous polishing process.
The R.G. Hardie Blackwood Infinity pipe chanter comes complete with a reed, reed protector and deluxe box.
“A blackwood pipe chanter with a bright sound and stable Hi G”
Designed in 2019 by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and 10-time World Champion with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band
This chanter features smaller finger holes. The Infinity chanter allows pipe corps to integrate and play at the same pitch.
The Infinity chanter has been extensively tested in a synthetic and leather pipe bag set-up with a range of reeds and produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 480hz to 484hz.
The R.G. Hardie Infinity poly pipe chanter comes complete with a reed, reed protector and protective tube.
All new Canmore Hybrid pipe bag. Neck cut back to relieve pressure on the piper’s arm. New longer zipper fitted on the angle. Constructed using their technologically advanced GORE-TEX® material with a hide outer providing superior moisture control allowing you to play for longer periods of time.