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Tuesday, 02 June, 2009

DIY Bagpipes
(with comments)

For musicians on a budget: How to Make Bagpipes out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders.

This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with.

Watch a video of some guy playing it.


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  1. By Toad. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @07:05am:
    As the video shows, the garbage bagpipes capture all the charm of real bagpipes. Two thumbs up.

    Bagpipes are from Scotland. Shirley Manson is from Scotland. Shirley Manson is (was) in a band called Garbage. Coincidence, or proof of the existence of God? Judge not, lest ye be judged, I say.

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  2. By Uncle. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @07:31am:
    my ears are bleeding.
  3. By rosie. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @07:36am:
    sounded like a heard of dying cats.
  4. By L.. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @08:00am:
    Bagpipes are from every country in the world. (Well, I have not heard of a native american bagpipe to be honest, but I bet there was one somewhere).

    It's a pity the player doesn't seem to have the first clue about how to actually play the recorder or how drones work or this might actually have been OK. (However, there is a fundamental problem with trying to make something with a fipple work with a bag - which is why real bagpipes have reeds.)
  5. By Mean Jean. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @08:39am:
    I do not want to hear "Glasgow City Police" played on this gizmo.
  6. By decibelcat. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @09:14am:
    rosie,
    It sounded more like a flock of sick geese than a herd of dying cats.
  7. By ElMoney. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @10:04am:
    Oh, I see, it's a pipe-baggie.
  8. By A.Fan. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @12:17pm:
    Good gawd, that guy's AWFUL! Here's a guy playing the same instrument, but he actually know how to play:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZw6NMTX7tk
  9. By Evil Klown. Comment posted 02-Jun-2009 @02:35pm:
    Judge not, lest ye be judged, ...

    If that quote is true, I'm in big trouble, judgewise.
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