Three hole pipe with mouthpiece problem.

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Yeoman
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Three hole pipe with mouthpiece problem.

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Hi, we have a wooden three hole pipe with a slight problem...

There is a piece of hardwood that slides in to the top of the mouthpiece.... (it just slots in) I think it directs the wind towards the little cut out...

Problem is this insert piece is damaged (my own daft fault) the piece of wood is quite small, cylilndrcal in shape but one end is shaped like the end of a recorder so it fits in your mouth properly...

I am not a mucical instrument expert so am probably making no sense at all...

Thing is I wa wondering if anyone knows of anywhere we could send the pipe to have it looked at and get this piece replaced...

The pipe itself is a single turned piece all through and the pipe itself is undamaged... just the insert...

It was expensive when bought so would be nice to get working again.. its just too "breathy" in use and most of your puff goes to waste...

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Post by Tamsin Lewis »

where did you get it? can you send it back to the maker?
Could always try someone like Phil Bleazey or take it into the Early Music Shop/London Recorder Centre and ask their advice.
Sorry not to have a better answer but I'm a string player...

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Post by Eric the well read »

Hi Yeoman,
The piece that is broken is called the 'block'
The best method, to echo Tamsin, is get it back to the maker,
If it hasn't got a makers, name on it, you've got a bit of a problem.
Having said that a 'trademark' can easily be traced -if there is one.

To add to the list :-
Try- Eric Moulder, he's probably busy but may manage to fit you in
He's in Leek, by the by.
There is also Charlie Wells (somewhere near doncaster) who makes these.

Good Luck
Regards
Eric

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Post by Yeoman »

Thanks !
At least I know what its called now too !
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