These small pipes have an incredible sound for a set of poly small pipes. They come with the regular bagpipe setup being 2 tenors and a bass. Great sound! Good enough to play any inside gig.
Customer Review by Dan Szalko:
This is my review of the pipers choice small pipes. After giving them a few weeks, I can say over all I like them. When looking to purchase these I didn't find much info on them so I hope this helps anyone thinking of purchasing them as well. They require slightly more pressure to blow than a practise chanter but no where near the highland pipes. With that said I think they take more finesse to play which is a good thing. It really makes me pay attention to my blowing pressure and technique as I seem to notice the drone pitch change much easier than on the big pipes. Tuning the drones is just like the big pipes, and I think is helping me gain a better ear for the tuning process. The biggest selling factor for me is the volume of them. It has allowed me to up my practise time ten fold. I can practise any time without upsetting my wife or neighbors. I can play them in the same room as my young children and let them enjoy it without fear of hurting their hearing. My only complaint is the chanter. I have uploaded a picture along with this review. From left to right you can see my Gibson practise chanter, D. Naill pipe chanter, and the pipers choice chanter. The low A and low G begin to spread out quite far for my liking. The low G is measured to be slightly more than a half inch more than my normal p.c. I found it to be quite uncomfortable to play at first and after a few weeks find myself missing most of my birls and missing low G from time to time. It has gotten better with time but that is my major complaint with them. All said and done I would purchase again.
Aside from the product review I would also like to commend Gary for his excellence as a vendor. In today's world of online ordering and lacking brick and mortar stores it's refreshing to have a vendor not only communicate every step of the ordering and shipping process, but also follow up after the transaction to make sure everything was good. The piping community is better off with vendors like him around.
I'd like to answer Dan's complaint about the chanter. This chanter is pitched at A=440 (Concert Pitch) so that it is playable with other instruments. The normal pitch of the chanter is A=466. That accounts for the holes being drilled where they were.