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My Pipes (McCallums) (Come and vote)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:48 pm
by bigbadbroocey
Hey, these are my pipes. I just bought them in April 2005. They're class!
They're nickel with a zoomorphic design and immitation ivory with inset nickel! They look great.
And I don't use the chanter thats in the picture, because i use my band one. But its the chanter that goes with the pipes, so i thought i'd take take the foto with that chanter.


P.S I've added a foto of me playing them from my band trip to germany in October 2005

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:50 pm
by Stu_Hig
Is the nickle on these pipes difficult to keep clean?

Nickel cleaning

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:53 pm
by bigbadbroocey

No the nickel isn't hard to keep clean really! You just have to wipe them down once in a while! For example I clean them 1 every 2 weeks, and as you can see from the pictures, the nickel is clean.



Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:20 pm
by piob_jadis
I have never seen McCallums. They are interesting but cool. I like the nickel also...mine are just stainless steel but I like the drones themselves on Gibson's better.

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:37 am
by Piperjohn30
These pipes are McCallum AB4 Clasp Edition's.
Exact same as mine.
Wonderful to play.
Great to look at.
Well worth the dosh.
Enjoy. :D


Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:07 pm
by Scottishpnk
I hav a set of McCallums as well, but mine aren't nickled
still a good set of pipes though :lol:

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:14 pm
by dbst12
Sure they look good, but what do they sound like?

The $64,000 question.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:14 am
by KevinD
Yes the ab4's are a very nice pipe, A have a friend with the same exact pipes, I personaly only have the ab2's because I am only beginning, But my next door naughbor actualy lets me use his McCallum AB10's for compititions, and demonstrations:

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:15 pm
by cjmac_24
Wow!! they must have set 'im bak a fare few bob!! lol. they look amazin!!


Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:09 pm
by bigbadbroocey
They have the truest, and best sounding drones i've ever heard.
Sound class.


Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:59 pm
by Nimbus
I have the exact same set of pipes!

They sound great, much better than any pipes even close to their price range. ... evstart=12

$1200 USD!!!

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:46 am
by mrzdavid
Nice pipes, what's the finish on the drones (oil, wax??)

I don't have a set myself but had a shotty at a band practice when a McCallum dealer came round. I've nae complaints on the sound.

Thanks for sharing.


Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:41 am
by bigbadbroocey
There is no finish on the pipes. Just plain blackwood


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:43 pm
by PIPER-4-Hire
Nice Set excellent craftsmanship, but ill stick with my Kron's

Bad metal works on new Maccallum pipes

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:56 am
by hfranke
We just got 4 sets of brand new Mccallum pipes for our band (SPAD in Denmark) and all are very hard to keep clean on the metal parts. After just one to two weeks all the metal parts went doll. Hundreds of emails and phone calls to the provider and Mccallums couldn't help out. The models are one AB4 like this one here, and four AB1's.

So if you love to polish you pipes once a week, go for Mccallums,- if not, find something else. We have some nice Kintail pipes in our band. It seems like the new models form Mccallums are fitted with bad metal parts,- you must have been lucky to get one of the older models here.

By the way, I owe and play four sets of Mccallum AB4's myself, so it is not just to make you buy another brand of pipes.