The bass drone is rich and powerful and the tenor enhances this richness. Like the Cornish Pipes, the chanter's sound is deep and punchy, and the overall effect is impressively sonorous.
Durer pipe in low D, (Phil Williams and Sarah Deere-Jones -from their CD Amoroso )
One of the tantalising aspects of creating a copy of Durer's bagpipe is that in the original print the drone common stock is not visible - it is concealed behind the piper's beard. I have adopted a creative approach to this by including a unique 'medallion' on the common stock of each set of pipes. These medallions are indiviualised using contrasting woods: a semi precious stone can be included as a centre piece, or I can incorporate pictures, heirlooms or other suitable items of your choice.