Anistratov Small Pipes

 Anistratov Smallpipes are available in the keys of

D, C, Bb, and A.

Smallpipes in G are available by the special request.
 It should be noted that all Small pipes are build as bellowsblown that means all of sets can be only equipped with bellows and cane chanter reeds. 

 A and D are most wide known and useful for playing with other traditional instruments. The smallpipes can be supplied as standard 3 drone sets ( tenor, baritone, bass) or, because A and D harmonise and there are 2 drones common to both sets, they can be supplied as a combined A/D set with 4 drones ( alto, tenor, baritone, bass) and two interchangeable chanters. All chanters of combosets are supplied with split stock for reed protection.

Chanters

Chanters

  Anistratov Small pipes chanters are designed to show-off the inherent resonance in the tone wood, sound is bald and bright, chrispy and " big". The bell part does not have "vent holes" that gives the opportunity to the musician close the chanter to the knee.

Ferrules & tuning slides and chanter soles sometimes, are made of Bronze, Nickel silver or Stainless steel, which is a more durable metal than Sterling silver. Premium s sets can be with bronze & silver ferrules, which has a combination of metals in deasign. On the Deluxe models hand rolled and engraved Sterling silver metal parts are available also.

 

All chanters of combosets are supplied with split stock for reed protection. 

Reeds

Reeds

All the reeds are made by hands of Alexander and  tuned carefully in the chanter of particular set. Alexander does not supply his sets with plastic chanter reeds, for superior tone and rich harmonics all of Smallpipes are made with natural cane (Arundo Donax) reeds.

Drone Reeds

 Drone reeds are also custom made for each set quill-type drone reeds are traditional for Small pipes and made are from thin diameter cane the same as chanter reeds. They are producing terrific overtonic sound which became the choice of many professional pipers.

drone reeds cane

 Also Smallpipes can be ordered with composite reeds. These reeds are piece of real precision hand craft. Their body can de made of black wood or ebonite and the tongue are cutting from cane or can de made from fiberglas.

Drone reeds composite

The composite reeds are much more stable than quils type of drone reeds, they are easy to set up and to keep them in tune.

Keyes

The Keyes for the chanter can be added by the request. Chanter keyes are gives extended range of chanter-some tones up, tones down and semitones.

Dreoilín model Smallpipes in D
Dreoilín model Smallpipes in D
Blackwood, Bronze, Imitation Ivory.
Bru-Dheargh model Smallpipes in A
Boxwood, Bronze, Cocobolo.
Dreoilín model Smallpipes combo set D/A
Blackwood, Bronze, Boxwood.

Bru-Dheargh model Smallpipes combo set D/A
 Boxwood, Bronze, Cocobolo.

Dreoilín Premium model Smallpipes combo set D/A
Blackwood, Bronze & Silver mixed, Mammoth Ivory.

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